jb (2640) - 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 (6069) - 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 (4043) - 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 (3388) - Cincinnati, 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 (3036) - 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.
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, faint tan head. Aroma is gently of coffee and a bit of chocolate, but also quite a bit of a doughy yeasty note. Flavor matches, very surprised at the level of yeast flavor here. Honestly would not have pegged this as a coffee stout - I have had far more intense coffee notes from many stouts that never saw a drop of the beans. Rather light bodied too for a 7.5% beer. Faint citrus hops on the finish barely there, but detectable. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. Sort of a middling stout.
WVHouseofBeer (947) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with a medium tan head which stayed the entire time with some lacing. Looked great, and then I was disappointed by the extremely slight coffee aroma which was almost nonexistent. Decent coffee and malt flavor and medium bodied. This could be an awesome beer with a little stronger flavor and any kind of aroma at all. This is the worst beer from Troegs that I have tried, definitely a disappointment.