The Irish blend of Java Monster is a unique breed. Like the formerly reviewed Russian, Irish is essentially meant to be a non-alcoholic recreation of your favorite foreign liquor with a shot of Java Monster for extra flavor. The Russian, for instance, was essentially a virgin White Russian, and the Irish blend is, obviously, a virgin Irish Creme. Think Bailey’s. Without the booze.
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Like I said in the overview, Irish is essentially a bit of Java Monster mixed with non-alcoholic Irish creme and that’s exactly what it smells like. Delicious, creamy Java Monster with a blast of a sweet, candy-like aroma which perfectly compliments the delightful coffee scent.
The flavor is a mixed bag. It’s the same creamy Java Monster flavor we all know and love but with the addition of the Irish creme. It works a lot better than you might think, but it’s still not all that good. It isn’t, by any means, bad. It’s just different, I guess. It makes you thirsty and leaves a powerful aftertaste with a bad case of coffee breath. The flavor itself is kind of fruity, very creamy, and a little overpowering.
The Irish blend’s kick seems a little more powerful than it’s brethren, though just slightly. It works well in the mornings but can provide a sufficient jolt even later in the day. It’s no cocaine or regular Monster, mind you, but it’s certainly a notable kick for an energy coffee.
Java Monster’s Irish flavor comes in a 15 oz. can for around $2.29, which is a good amount of coin cheaper than Starbuck’s Energy+Coffees, but the value in it seems minimal compared to the DoubleShot brews simply because it lacks the high quality Starbucks is known for.
Java Monster Irish is a unique breed of coffee. It’s a non-alcoholic Irish creme with a blast of Java Monster flavor. The flavor is super sweet, seemingly fruity in a candy-like sense, and leaves a powerful aftertaste. The kick is effective, especially when compared with other cold coffees on the market.
- Very unique, to say the least
- Good kick
Overall: 7.0/10 (Average)