arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2017 alliance100 (1171) - 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 Logan’s Alley - pours black with thick lasting mocha head . Big espresso aromas . Tastes of dark cocoa and tons of coffee . Nice silky mouthfeel . First beer I’ve liked from this brewery . Pretty good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, coffee, slight dark fruit into a bit of smoke. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, smoke into some roast, coffee, slight dark cocoa, finishing slightly sweet. chucklemation (1763) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Call something a chocolate java stout, and I’m 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 (894) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
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.
43 IBUs koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the MBG Fall Beer Fest. Enjoyed on October 24. Advertised as ’Chocola Java Stout’. 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 it’s a little over carbonated. I like the creaminess, but it’s a little over done. Aftertaste is roasty, coffee and good umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
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
Draft at tavern on the square. Waitress spilled half ignition me. Coffee, malt and roasty. Good all round. kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
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 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
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
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.