Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee Stout

Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee Stout

Rated 3.936 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company

Jamestown, NY, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

12% Alcohol by Volume

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Three thousand feet above sea level in the misty mountains of Jamaica, some of the worlds finest Arabica beans are hand picked on their way to becoming Blue Mountain Coffee. Halfway around the world, plump spring barley grows to maturity in the loamy soil of North America while aromatic hops are cutivated to exacting standards. Here in our kettles, these three special ingredients are blended to create a heady mixture of sweet sugar, dark roast, and complex flavor. Please enjoy this brew in moderation.

ID: 21232 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank219
Overall Percentile99.5
Style Rank67 of 1824
Style Percentile96.3
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.036
Weighted Score3.936
Standard Deviation0.272

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  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Shared bottle. Near black pour with a tight and tall tan head, tons of lacing. Black coffee upfront in the aroma, then almost immediately rich dark chocolate follows, then toasted malts, leather, very light smokiness, more coffee, earthy hoppiness. Smooth for such a huge beer, tasty, silky black coffee with dark chocolates flavor, Big, inviting, warming. Great stout.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nice. Pours expected black with a ring of tan foam. Decent lacing. Aroma is coffee. Flavor is malt, coffee, hops. chocolate. All around very nice, no complaints here!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    bittersweet coffee greets the nose first thing. i really liked this beer, but even so found the chocolate/coffee balance of the Mokah to be the X factor making me love that one more. this was ever so slightly thinner and more carbonated that OAT, but smelled amazing and was a treat just the same. ST knows how to make a stout!

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    When I pour a beer with such blackness, my palate waters with anticipation. The foamy textured tan head rises nicely above. It has some hang time but the lacing is nothing more than a thin soapy ringlet. The nose is mostly dark chocolate with lighter malt notes. A full bodied, richly creamy body. Well carbnated. And in the tasting is the chocolate, the coffee and roasted malt, sweet and bitter in harmony to make this a top notched stout.

  • CYBERCAT 10431 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a deep, warm, opaque sable with a decent pale tan head that starts thick but is not all that persistent. Inviting aroma is like a fine mocha, a bit powdery with just a whisper of sweetness. Flavor is strongly of chocolate and coffee, a little sweet and just a bit bitter, with a bit of an alcohol bite and a hint of molasses. Texture is fairly smooth, rather thick and a little tingly.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Dark brown body with a small skiff floating on top, I wish it where darker. Mild soya sauce in the nose with some jerky (teriyaki/smoke) and tons of coffee. Thick and chewy sweet flavour with a burnt chocolate after taste that lingers a long while. Man there is so much coffee in this I could probably drink it in the morning at work and no one would know it was a beer. This so very powerful tasting with massive bitter heavy malts but is still sweet. My stomach is so warm. Graham crackers??? So very good.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    An awesome brew, nuff said.. . If she doesn't come back, that means she and I weren't meant to be and if she does come back, well then...then I'll call the police.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This beer was the recent loser in a chocolate stout taste test I held recently with a few friends. While the beer had some great blackness to it. The aroma and the flavour seemed to be polluted with some off-aromas and flavours.

  • SIGMUND 4323 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle, RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Dark brown colour, nearly black, low head. Nice aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Coffee in the flavour too, also notes of alcohol and oak, there is also a slight acidity.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured a dark black with tan head okay lacing. Aroma was of strong coffee and milk chocolate caramel and molasses. Flavor was much the same some grass in there and lots of roast. Mouthfeel was very think good beer alcohol was hidden really well.

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