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Bent River Jingle Bell Java Stout

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2014
deep brown color, light brown creamy head. aroma is primarily coffee, little bit of cocoa. bottle reads that cinnamon, pecan, caramel, vanilla and rum are added to this beer. pecan and caramel are noticeable, but the other ingredients my nose doesn’t pick up. flavor is similar, coffee, cocoa with pecan and caramel present as well. expected this to be a much thicker beer. really surprised at how thin it is. not necessarily a bad thing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3296) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is a big caramel nose with a little coffee in there. Reminds me of snickerdoodle coffee. Flavor is more of the caramel with a minor coffee. Thin mouth feel but its way sweet. Even with the sweetness this is pretty tasty I just wish this had a bigger and heavier malt presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Smells like Carmel and sweet candy. Bottle pour from my bro. Super foamy. Taste is also sweet and flavorful of toffee and nutty chocolate happiness. A little too much going on for me but it is enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whyteoutt (15) - Joliet, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Very heavy coffee aroma. Coffee and malt taste, espresso aftertaste. Dark stout, off white head.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ahennessey (2) - - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
Great full taste! Similar to the Founders Breakfast Stout but with some added jingle. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys coffee chocolate and maple syrup! If you are a stout fan then I highly recommend you try it!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Perfectly black pour from the bottle. A thin medium khaki head floats around in bits. I am confused by the smell. It is strong butterscotch but almost overwhelmed by coffee and rum. Cheap coffee mixed with watered down cola and cheap coffee is the primary taste. Hints of wood come through on the back end. It is OK, but almost too much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1970) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2013
bottle ito glass, pitch black pour, crazy stong coffe aroma, taste is sweet, with light bitter finish, not bad at all

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of pepsican bronus. Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown fizzy head that disappears quickly. Cookie, dark chocolate chip, a bit doughy, coffee, dessert aroma. Kind of thin. Quite spicy, very roasty earthy coffee flavor. Pretty decent but a bit over the top.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4046) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Aroma is strong coffee and a small hint of fruit. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, fruit and an acidic/tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Black pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head that has great retention and leaves some decent, creamy lacing. Aroma of Snicker doodle cookies, roast, toasted nuts, earth, light chocolate, vanilla, toffee, cinnamon heavy holiday spice and some dark caramel notes. Flavor is roast, lots of toasted nuts, chocolate, coffee, holiday spice, dark caramel (reminds me a bit of Riesen’s candy), light oyster-like saline and mineral notes, a little pine to the finish. Medium body, creamy entry, thinner and more dry finish and a somewhat light and somewhat blanketing carbonation. Really good stuff overall, at least as good as their regular Uncommon Stout, which I like a lot.


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