alliance100 (1107) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Draft at Loganís Alley - pours black with thick lasting mocha head . Big espresso aromas . Tastes of dark cocoa and tons of coffee . Nice silky mouthfeel . First beer Iíve liked from this brewery . Pretty good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chucklemation (1397) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Call something a chocolate java stout, and Iím hooked. This pours a jet black with a brown foam head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter chocolate, coffee, and roast. Has a full body. Very good.
BlackBeerPG (290) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste: Bold dark malt backbone, Belgian chocolate notes, dry coffee bean bitterness, complex.
Mostly opaque Black/Brown color.
Bakers cocoa and malt nose.
Tall dark tan head with nice ringed lattice of lace.
A robust coffee stout for an after meal.
koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the MBG Fall Beer Fest. Enjoyed on October 24. Advertised as íChocola Java Stoutí. The pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with a small khaki head and some decent lacing. The roast is there pretty heavily on the malt, but the coffee comes through about half way through, and then gets into a great cocoa and milk chocolate flavor. The flavor is much of the same. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Maybe a little pine and slight hop on the back end. The mouth feel is decently thick and creamy, but itís a little over carbonated. I like the creaminess, but itís a little over done. Aftertaste is roasty, coffee and good
umich03jm (3460) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at 2014 Fall MGB Fest. Thick black pour with a small creamy head. Aroma is a great mix of fresh espresso and chocolate fudge. Tastes like dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and light licorice. Thick body and a nice creamy mouthfeel. Great beer.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at tavern on the square. Waitress spilled half ignition me. Coffee, malt and roasty. Good all round.
kaser (5548) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with creamy tan head. Coffee and expresso notes with slight choclate and cocoa nibs (cool word ). Tasty beer. Had this on draft as part of a flight at Tapistry brewing taproom.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crown Beer Fest 2014 (Listed as Chocola Java Stout): Deep brown, near opaque, small head. Nice roasted overtone from malt and coffee, some milk chocolate and oat bread. Interesting faint spruce like resiny pine undertone. I would like to give it a go in a larger serving sample.
ColovianTrader (464) - - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impressive brew. Flavors of burnt dark chocolate, milk, toasted oats and roasted coffee. Hints of vanilla, dark fruit and caramel. Great feel and alcohol is well masked.
andybrown (2) - Three Rivers, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 A decent sweet stout. Lots of java/chocolate flavor (almost too much). More of a bitter finish.