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RATINGS: 1576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The satisfying elements of both stout and coffee come together in this full-bodied treat. A marriage of Sumatra's best with rich chocolate and roasted malt provides for a truly enlightening beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6639) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Another excellent stout from a company who makes a great range of them and one of my favorite coffee beers. +++Sampled from a 12oz brown bottle this beer pours thick, black and oily with a thick foamy dark brown head that lingers and left good lacing. The aroma was strong fresh ground coffee. Strong espresso flavor. There is no sweetness. Palate is gritty like espresso. Taste is very strong of coffee.Very long finish. Moderately full bodied. Tasty!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Black as black can be. Kind of like a kalamazoo stout with a little less body and a not so impressive coffee profile. Had better coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Coffee and chocolate from beginning to end, color of coffee, aroma of both, taste of both, finish of coffee or bitter chocolate. Enough said

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Dark black appearance with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Flavor is creamy with a chocolate, coffee, and cappuccino flavor. The finish is mostly sweet with a hint of bitterness. My god what an awesome stout. This is very different from other stouts Ive sampled, and I am thankful for that!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2004
why is it called java stout if it contains sumatra's best? anywaze, pretty thick with a beige head which is always a good thing. aroma of toffee, some espresso and a little weirdness, maybe some swimming pool. quite tasty, burnt but with some bitterness at the right time. i dunno, i think i'd prefer a normal stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 rerate after a good long while. reminiscent of the founders breakfast stout, but this doesn’t have the balance. slightly more balanced than i remember it, which makes it worth a couple points higher. from 12 overall to a 15.

bitter coffee dominates the aroma, with some chocolate and nutty notes. hits you extremely bitter, then gives way to a *surprise* coffee-like finish. seems just a little too bitter, almost seems like a porter. interesting, but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Been saving this bottle for a while. Coffee flavor decent; I'm not a huge fan. Head is quick to fade, a effervescent character is present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Very coffee. Coffee aroma, but a little stale, possibly oxidized. Nice medium-full body and good roasty coffee flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Intense aromas of burnt coffee emanate from my glass, there is a bit of off-putting astringency & acidity, as well as a hint of chocolate as well. A deep dense dark brown color, approaching a deep black color. Fairly low carbonation, but when roused the beer produces a thick brow dense head. A thick creamy body. This beer is far better when it is on the warm side, when it is cold it is far to astringent & out of balance. When allowed to warm the sharp acrid roast coffee notes mellow & meld with the rest of the beer. Has a strong roast component as well as a bit of chocolate in the taste. Finishes with a bit of sharp acidity. Perhaps it could use a bit of malt sweetness to balance the roast component. This beer just seems a bit out of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2004
A decent enough stout. Very strong coffee flavor, but not as smooth as other coffee stouts I have had.

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