kraddel (8130) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2017
Thnx to Ster. Pours black, small grey head. Smell is bit sharp, some coffee notes, mild maltyness, almost a plastic like collision ( way less bad than it sounds ) Taste is rather full, some coffee, mild sweetness, bit of lactose. Not bad at all. unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Appearance is black with a nice tan head and good lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste follows suit with coffee being the dominant taste throughout with notes of chocolate, toffee, and a toasty quality. superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2017
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/4/2016. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char/dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char/dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero astringent hop/roast flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roast bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.5%. Overall this is a fantastic American style coffee stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Amazing malt complexity and nutty/fruity coffee presence; with balancing hop character. A highly enjoyable offering. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Sampled from a 22 oz can this beer poured a black color with an enormous creamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong brewed coffee with light notes of vanilla and cocoa. The flavor was bitter and roasty with vanilla, brewed coffee, floral hops, smoke and hints of dark fruit. Quite nice. bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Not the first time I’ve had this, but it’s great to see that Jackie O’s has canned Java The Stout. 12 ounce can, canned on 11-05-16. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half frothy tan head that stuck around a while. There’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s some caramel and nuts noticeable too. Lots of roasty coffee flavor in this stout! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and slick, and it’s also smooth and easy enough to drink. It also has a good amount of carbonation. It’s one of the better coffee stouts I’ve had, and at 6.5% ABV it wouldn’t be hard to finish a sixer of this. Definitely worth picking up! $10.99 a 6-pack.
drsordr (2659) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Draft to pint at Flip Daddy’s pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose dark roast, coffee and chocolate. Taste good amount of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, red fruit. Light bitter mid palate and chocolate roasted finish. Smooth mouth feel. Nice mix of sweet and coffee. Almost like one of those cheap French vanilla cappuccino. Evolutionary (503) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Tap at mellow mushroom. Very dead on for a Java stout - black pour with dark tan head that lasts. Coffee and cocoa and caramel notes throughout. Like the caffeine in there too. Ultra smooth with just a bit of bite on the back end.
Would be interesting as an imperial. Shot (533) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
On tap at Koble in Westerville. Dark brown to black with a thin beige head. Aromas of coffee and sweet malt. Flavors are coffee, dark chocolate, anise and gypsum. Finishes with a nutty flavor. Creamy but dry mouthfeel. Very nice! arn8897 (392) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pours dark brown to black with a tan head. Slight aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste the same with some malty flavor. Pretty nice stout. Medium palate. nuplastikk (6288) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Tap at Jackie O’s. Sweet, lots of brown sugar sweetness. Creamy and smooth on the palate. The coffee balances it well. Good.