joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch black with frothy tannish white head, very attractive looking brew. mild roast to the nose. flavor with initial bitterness that is moderate, but lingering and intermixes with the coffee notes, before some low crystal sweetness and some floral hop notes. a brew that is just too understated for the alcohol content. the coffee flavor is present, but not worthy of the title, and the rest of the beer is pretty standard for, what i would presume would be a russian imperial stout, by the abv and hop presence
zizzybalubba (1592) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Black pour with a beautiful, bubbly tan head. Light coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Great flavor; roasted malt, smoke, and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. A very good coffee stout.
jb (2434) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful looking, black, not much of any highlights visible, thick head, some retention, heavy lacing. Hoppy aroma, pine, espresso. Palate is very hefty, heavy hop content, lots of coffee, lots of chocolate, and carbonation. Not well blended, not many subtleties, but interesting. Wonder what aging would do?
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a creamy head that does not last. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is the same plus a substantially hoppy finish. Solid mouth feel. Drinkable and enjoyable.
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beautiful, classic pour -- pitch black with a fortress of a foam top. The aroma is muted, yet enticing enough, with a hint of sweet chocolate. Delicious drinker, too -- sweet and rich with a nice smooth body. (#3699, 10/18/2009)
Cavie (4005) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Clouded brown pour. Light sweet aroma. Lightest aroma ever though. Slight feeling of hops but mainly malty. Not much coffee.
shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
9/27/2009: Tröegs JavaHead Stout... Aroma: Orangy citrus. Appearance: Near black in color; deep beige to ivory-colored head. Flavor: Tastes like The Flying Mouflan with some roast; coffee flavor nowhere to be found; quite hoppy overall. Palate: Medium-light to medium-body; thin mouthfeel for a stout. Overall: Tastes more like a dark/black IPA than a stout.
22 fl. oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #104 for this beer.
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
THIS IS A VERY IMPRESSIVE BREW. IT POURS A DARK RICH BLACK BUT LACKS THE RICH HEAD OF AN AVERAGE STOUT, ALTHOUGH IT HAS ONLY A SLIGHT COFFEE AROMA IT TASTES SUPRISINGLY OF WONDERFULL SLIGHTLY BITTER HOPS, PREMIUM COFFEE AND A HINT OF VANILLA , THE NICE LEVEL OF CARBONATION IT HAS LACES THE TOUNGE WELL, HARD TO BELIEVE ITS A STOUT I WOULD THINK IT WAS A BROWN ALE. VERY GOOD.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma of coffee and - surprisingly - hops. A decent stout if light bodied, some nice coffee flavor without much bitterness, cocoa, roasted barley, and a noticeable hop presence.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Chelsea Pier, NYC. Aroma is roasted coffee, and citrus/grapefruit hops. The appearance is true to the style, dark brown, tan head. The flavor is like the aroma - a roasted coffee note, and strong citrusy hops. Strange, but enjoyable. The finish was strictly citrus. Medium thick mouthfeel. Interesting. Good, just a little strange. Very hoppy for this style.