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Catawba Valley Hyper Monkey Java Stout

Catawba Valley Hyper Monkey Java Stout
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Hyper Monkey has an eye popping complexity that is unmistakably unique. Its remarkable smoothness and delicious flavor pairings makes this one of our fast growing favorites.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Thanks to Ethan for this...dark brown with only a light tan head, fades quickly... fresh roasted coffee, a touch of green vegetables, a little cream... the taste is just blah, really disappointing, tastes like coffee water with a bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Growler from TJ’s, Carrboro. Nice pour, thick and viscous. Thick foamy beige head. Nose was soft and almost a bit too understated, with faint bitter choc and just a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel was nice and smooth, with a pleasing dry finish. Flavors were more to the point, with nice cold extraction giving this a clean but still assertive coffee flavors. Base beer could use a little more character but I enjoyed this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Shared by emacgee. Dark, slightly murky, brown with a very light layer of tan lace. Nose is vanilla and nutty sweet upfront, coffee lingering. Tastes like a watered down iced coffee. Nose shows signs of better things.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4026) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Growler from TJs. Pours a nice opaque black with dark copper edges and one finger of creamy chestnut brown head. Very rich nose with notes of cocoa and rich coffee, hints of cinnamon bark and black cherry skins. Flavor and palate suffer from the same problems that I’ve seen in a lot of coffee beers, acidity from the coffee cuts the mouthfeel. A tad bland, notes of roast and peanut hull. Bitter chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2563) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Growler from Bruisin Ales. Beautiful coffee aroma that is spot on. A little under carbonated but incredibly smooth and too easy to drink. Coffee bitterness on the finish and a little sweetness mid palate to round out your experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Growler from Brusin’ Ales. Nice coffee stout, very drinkable. Not the most complex coffee stout ever, but very solid. Decent mouthfeel, not too thin. More coffee in the flavor than the aroma, also chocolate, roast malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Pours an opaque brown color with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, toffee, roast, and some grape. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, coffee, fruity, and grape.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Draft @ Barley’s (NC): Please first let me reveal my bias for coffee stouts. That being said, yum!! This smells like some nice cold-pressed coffee, mixed with raw coffee beans. This one is smooth and bittersweet and comfortable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10680) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Draft sample at KBJ08. Poured black color with medium brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium roasted coffe and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium flavor of roasted sweet coffee with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2008
2008 Knoxville Brewers’ Jam. Pours orange black with thin tan head. The aroma is identical to chocolate-covered espresso beans. The flavor is espresso, mild vanilla, and ash. There’s just a little bit of harsh tannin. Quite good.


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