gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yum. Strong coffee flavor. Enjoyable. Dark black. Tasted at centennial beer tasting.
_angst_ (2772) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received by Secret Santa (Summer 2013). Thank you jsquire! Pours dark reddish brown with a small reddish mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, espresso coffee, bitter chocolate, ash, burnt wood, sweet liquorice hard candy, moist soil and hay. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, moist soil, burnt wood, coffee hard candy, hay, burnt caramel and hints of cocoa powder. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny roasted astringent. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, moist soil and burnt caramel. Tons and tons of coffee. Good thing I love coffee...
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to Alex. Pitch black beer with a decent brownish head. Coffee aroma, espresso, licorice, bitter, hay, soot, tar, woody, hay, floral notes. Coffee flavor, espresso, hay, dark chocolate, cocoa, soot, tar, woody, quite bitter, figs, burnt wood, licorice, some warming alcohol. Roasted coffee finish with licorice, espresso, hay, and woody notes.
wisdomsolo (449) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice heavy coffee aroma. Excellent toasted malt and coffee flavors. Very nice coffee stout.
Livendadream (118) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Btl pours a deep dark murky brown color, massive creamy tan head that hangs around for quite a while living lots of lace on glass. Aromas of chocolate,molasses,cookie dough,raisins,campfire, coffee and roasted grains. Tastes of sweet toffee,dark roasted malts, bakers chocolate and dark roasted coffee beans. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel,chewy texture, lively carbonation, smooth lightly bitter finish. This java stout has the perfect amount of coffee on board. Bold and robust flavors hide the alcohol content nicely. FANTASTIC!!
Paincane (156) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep coffee brown body w/ khaki head. Intense espresso & roasted malt aromas. Coffee, smoke & more coffee flavors. Full-bodied brew.
Cantabrian (816) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I didn’t know "Java" referred to coffee. I thought it was only some type of foreign stout. Had I known, I’d have avoided this beer. Although the appearance is pretty formidable, the aroma is tremendously offputing. It is a mixture of caffeine after it has been through someone’s digestive system, with the acrid, bitter stench of the liquid that oozes to the bottom of concrete tanks where green & ripe coffee berries (they are NOT beans) are stored before selection. Flavour is not as bad and with much less coffee, and plenty of charred malts and bitter hops, making it closer to an oxymoronic Black IPA. Nice chalky palate, but overall this is not my cup of coffee. Beats me how this is highly regarded as a beer.
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark brown to black color with huge brown head. Roasty chocolate malt aroma. A lot of roast and coffee flavor. Chocolate notes.
Ferris (4128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark roast coffee bean and some chocolate. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark roast coffee and roast malts. There is a bitter finish, but appropriate for the coffee. Nice, but all coffee.
boozedude (1789) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with my pal mike Norris at club w...black pour with brown hear, SRONG coffe aroma, and taste, very smooth tho, good shit