LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Highly recommended by beer troll at local packy. Oh boy...another coffee stout. Bitter chocolate, strong coffee aroma. Some sourness to it. Too much bitterness maybe from the chocolate. Can’t really detect much else in there. Would drink again, but not go out of my way for it. Did not live up to the hype.
gueuze (837) - - OCT 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schwarz, lichtundurchlässig. Geruch leicht säuerlich und röstig. Im Geschmack dann bitter zum Ende. Sehr gutes Mundgefühl. Leicht alkoholisch. Mit mentholähnlichem Nachgeschmack.
PorterPounder (7542) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boardman, OH - on tap at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery. Motor oil like black pour, sticky mocha colored head, nice rings of lacing. Nice espresso accents and a touch of cocoa in the aroma. Solid flavor, fresh brewed coffee, baker’s unsweetened chocolate, a touch of tobacco and oak in the back end. Nice, thick mouthfeel.
Michael27 (1123) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh from the tap in the Monterey Bar. Full dark with nice foam head. Interesting rosty taste. Light bitterness at least.
olio (9532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. Thanks lusikka! BBE 11.07.2016.
Pours dark brown color with a small off-white head. Cocoa and coffee on the nose, licorice, burnt malts. Flavor is coffee and bitter malts, cocoa powder, sweetish caramel. Quite dry, not overly sweet, very nice coffee brew.
lusikka (7744) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of rich roastiness, coffee and some caramel. Flavour of dark rich roastiness, some herbal notes, espresso, a bit of grassy bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium bodied. Quite long, harsh, grainy finish. I’m not sure if this is fresh enough.
laiti (8137) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ Tammela vintage tasting.
Freshest by 071116
Aroma has licorice and coffee. Flavour has jalopeno-like vegetables typical to mocha beers, coffee, licorice and some mild hops. Very dry and very high on coffee. Good, although the vegetable notes disturb a bit.
Carlisle (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown-black with thick tan head and substantial lacing. Nose of coffee with chocolate and earthy hop notes. Coffee and roasted malt upfront followed by chocolate with some pleasant bitterness in the creamy finish.
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jsporrer (805) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Medium thick creamy body with the aroma of dark malts. Dark roasted malts with some coffee flavors. A tad thin but not bad.
ronaldtheriot (1822) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tröegs Java Head Stout has a medium-to-thick beige head, a dark brown appearance, with reddish-brown, as the sunlight hits the edges, and moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark malt, roasted coffee, some rich chocolate, and, perhaps, oats. Taste is of all that, with an acrid, but not unpleasant bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Java Head finishes medium dry. RJT
beern (40) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, black with a taste of coffee & malt with a smooth, creamy, earthy finish.