2012 Vintage - Southern Tier's Jah Va Imperial Stout starts in the mountains of Jamaica, where fine Arabica coffee beans are hand picked and become Blue Mountain Coffee; they're also a key ingredient in this hearty stout beer. With an ABV of 10.6% and 125 IBUs, Jah Va is a full figured, deep black coffee lover's stout; besides the dark roasted coffee beans, plump barley and aromatic hops work together to flavor this ale. Drinking this beer in a snifter or tulip glass at a slight chill will extend the sweet brown head. The aroma is Jah Va is of coffee and sweet malts (like a sweet cappuccino, double espresso), and the taste is pleasant, like chocolate, but also bitter, with coffee notes throughout, and a notable alcohol taste at the end. The mouthfeel is a medium fullness, with a dark, boozy endnote. Jah Va is successfully paired with breakfast foods-pancakes, smoked meats-or with chocolate desserts.