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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Commercial Description: The perfect marriage between hops, malted barley and espresso. Java Sutra exudes an aroma coffee drinkers will love, while the caramel and roasted malts present a flavor everyone can enjoy. This amazing beer is brewed with Boulder Coffeeís Tap & Mallet blend. Position yourself for the taste explosion.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Roasted malt aroma. Coffee notes come in on first sip. Espresso and bitter sweet chocolate. Low carbonation makes for smooth drinking, reminds me of a mild. Light body fits the porter style, although first sip has a nice creamy quality to it. Once you start drinking it goes down like a porter. Hop bitterness becomes prominent once it warms. In all, a smooth drinking porter with nice coffee notes. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bomber courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Poured almost black with tan head. Thick lacing. Nose of coffee and chocolate. Bold body .Creamy in mouth. Flavor is rich and full of chocolate and coffee and there is a dry biter finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2877) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark cola brown pour with aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Coffee and roasted malt flavor with some hops and wood at the back end. Overall, a nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierstein82 (12) - - OCT 28, 2014
Nice dark pour. Can't figure the taste and aroma of this beer. Has coffee and seems Like a hint of alcohol on the nose. It tastes of really bad sweetened iced coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3512) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours a luscious coffee brown that lets in a peek of caramel daylight at the bottom and has a thick, if not overly persistent, tan head. Roast malt has a strong overtone of roast quality coffee and a hint of molasses. Hops and a snip of spice come through in the delightful roast coffee flavor - this is very like a "black" IPA. I love hoppy beers and dark beers, so this is indeed a good three-way marriage! Texture lacks firmness and fizz; but it leaves a nice finish of quality coffee, roast malt, and woody hops. Java this sutra on your tongue!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from shelf. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a scant head. Aromas of straight up coffee. Not much else in the nose. Taste is bitter and semi dry. Flavors of coffee, coffee and more coffee. Can almost taste the grinds. This is basically lightly carbonated black iced coffee with a touch of creamer. Not that itís a bad thing, itís just what it is. If you need your coffee fix with alcohol, this is the beer for you. Probably the most coffee forward beer Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
On tap at the Distillery. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet malt, chocolate. Flavor of sweet malt, roasted malt, light char, light coffee grounds. Not very impressed by this one - a sweet porter with very little coffee notes. 6/4/5/3/11 (2.9/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 005: Coffee-tastic 01 on 02/08/2014. This beer is a dark reddish-brown color with a medium creamy beige head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, caramel and malt. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, espresso and a touch of resiny hops. The finish is roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Poured from 22oz bottle at home. Black color. Tan head fluffy. Chocolate, raisin, sweet aroma. Choclate, coffee, earthy and slightly hopppy taste. Really good and straightforward

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnoud (286) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2013.01.25-Three Heads Java Sutra Not a detailed review... Just tired of this in my fridge. About exactly what I expected. Right down the middle, mostly unremarkable. Heavy on the coffee taste, lighter on the porter. Satisfying enough but not compelling. 5/3/5/3/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (188) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a lovely black with a tan head. Has a subtle coffee aroma. Taste is straight bitterness and coffee but leaves a clean finish.

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