Tröegs Java Head Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
I've actually been waiting to try this one for a long time due to its description of an oatmeal and coffee blended beer. Pretty much three of my favorite things combined into a delicious liquid. I haven't had much luck convincing anyone to go in with a case with me though, so I just picked up a 6-pack thinking I could trade the extras if I didn't like it...
A - This one pours a deep black that is completely opaque. I hard-poured it into a pint glass and only got about a finger of eggshell-colored head. It was pretty much gone by the time I walked back to the living room and onto the couch. It does have some pretty good lace retention, however, as there was still some lace on the glass by the time I was almost done. Looks like a pretty generic stout.
S - Smells heavily of bittersweet chocolates and oatmeal with a touch of coffee, where the FBS is overwhelmingly coffee. Can't say one's better than the other; just different. Also get hints of roasted barley. Very flavorfull smell.
T - Much like the smell, the initial flavors I got during my sips was bittersweet chocolate. After some of the sweetness wore off, another rush of coffee comes to exchange the mocha for the java. This is quite a pleasant sensation and makes it extremely easy to drink. Unfortunately, after the coffee flavor subsided, it leaves a bit of a watery taste that reduces into alcohol.
M - Unlike the heavy look of the stout, it is actually fairly medium bodied in the mouth. It's relatively creamy but doesn't bog down. Ample carbonation to deliver fresh flavors.
D - For a 7.5%, this one drinks way too easily. I had mine at the end of a hockey game and could easily imagine myself drinking a few of these of the course of a full game. Another solid brew from Troegs and reminds me of a poor man's FBS.
Glad I picked up a 6-pack as this is one enjoyable beer! Good job Troegs!
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2010 04:08:54 | More by nhindian
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3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
a - Dark, dark brown in color with a 1" head that flattens but remains. Seems watery by some stout standards
s - sell of coffee notes
t - Taste of Coffee up front, but strong alcohol in finish is overpowering
m - OK
Overall - Very watery - more of a porter in many ways.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 00:43:32 | More by gonzo000
Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
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