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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Depth, complexity and richness occur when delicious ale ages in a barrel, just as friendship grows over the years. This stout was created in collaboration with our friends from Philadelphias Standard Tap and Johnny Brendas restaurants. Using their delicious hand-roasted JBs Coffee, our bourbon barrels deliver a bold and robust, chocolate malt-tinged stout. We invite you to toast the Victory of friendship and beer with Java Cask!

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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (3106) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Man was really looking forward to this after reading lots of rave reviews... I was majorly disappointed especially at the $19.99 price point :( Pours a slightly thin burnt umber with three fingers of rich khaki foam. Nose was coffee forward with some heavy booze and dark fruit undertones. Palate is thin, abrasive and very heavy on sharpie marker and burnt charcoal notes throughout. I couldnt get past a 6 ounce pour of this and I was excited to pound the 750ml to my dome during a stormy winter day at the office... I ended up corking it to see if it was just a bad day for it but the next day experienced the same harsh burnt aggressiveness throughout. Not my thing... and a super $$ bottle considering Victorys pricepoint across the board on its other offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14622) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2017
750 c&c from Cap Tap in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/foamy dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolaty dark malt and bourbon notes. Full bodied. Creamy texture. Flavor is heat (but not terribly hot), silky chocolate, dark treacly malt, and coffee standing in for hop so far as I can decipher. Bourbon supports the whole thing, but its not harsh. Its pretty tasty stuff. The coffee is not overdone, but definitely present. Overall it seems to be a reasonably subtle effort. Tho the overall impact is impressive.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (992) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: coffee, bourbon, woody, chocolate, roasty Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Very tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (3048) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Not breaking a lot of new ground with a barrel-aged coffee stout but hey, theres a reason theyre so popular. Rich and smooth with distinct but not overpowering coffee bitterness. Does an impressive job of hiding the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2017
big coffee beer. big coffee beer. lacey. some chocolate in there. nice.aboe aeragemouthfee.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Rich brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, rich coffee/espresso, vanilla, cocoa, & some licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, oak, caramel, rich coffee/espresso, chocolate, hops, and bourbon; Hot finish & slightly bitter; Nicely balanced & complex; Quite the coffee stout - pretty dam good!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1428) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2017
750ml bottle shared with brother, thanks for the share. Aroma: nice complex coffee, vanilla coming from the barrel, subtle roastiness. App: dark brown, small brown frothy head leaving beautiful lacing. Taste and palate: full body, medium sweetness, light to moderate bitterness combined with a subtle spiciness. Overall: great beer. A tad too sweet and some subtle chemical taste but besides that its really well done. Really great nose of deluxe coffee. Great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2017
I typically steer clear of beers I think could even remotely resemble coffee, and being that this beer, called Java Cask, tells you up front thats what youre getting into, its not something Id usually jump for. But man, this beer is smooth and its good where I didnt expect it to be. The coffee notes are most present in smell, at least more so than in taste, and all in all, its a nice experience. Good beer, would recommend. I wish I had gotten to enjoy an entire beer instead of a small taste, because at 14%, this thing packs heat.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1750) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Well, its difficult to hide 14% alcohol, but Victory definitely comes close. Heavy coffee, chocolate, and vanilla aromas. There is some bitterness from the coffee; ok, more than some, but the bitterness is normal for coffee fans. The flavor is really good. The only downside for me is a lack of bourbon notes or other fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (7610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates slowly, creamy with nice lacing. So far so good! Aroma is coffee and burnt malts, bourbon and molasses backer. Flavor is medium sweet, fully bitter, biting actually, acrid and burnt, stale coffee. Full body, creamy, but HOT. Hmmm. Either I just got a bad bottle or I am not getting the love for this beer.


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