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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

5/16/2012 Troegs Java Head Stout

Last night after getting the kids to bed I decided to dip into my stash of beers and work on making a dent on reviewing the beers that are in the fridge. I ended up going with Troegs Java Head Stout that I got on my trip to the brewery some time ago. The temperature was 46.6 degrees with an average head around 2" with a rocky medium brown appearance. The head lacing was excellent with a somewhat quick dissipation and no visible carbonation. The clarity was dark and the color blacker than the darkest night. I mean I could see absolutely nothing threw this beer. The taste and aroma were a strong coffee with a moderate and long finish length. The mouth feel was dry and the tongue hit was towards the back with excellent body lacing. Java Head Stout had a much stronger coffee flavor compared to what I remember of what Sam Adams Black and Brew had and I would say it nudged it out as far as my opinion on it goes. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.




Nutritional information from myfitnesspal.com

Troegs - Java Head

  1.   
Calories230Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs0 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein0 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Information from Troegs website

JavaHead Stout

Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
Hop Bitterness (IBUs): 60
Color (SRM): Black
Availability: Year Round
Malts: Pilsner, Crystal, Chocolate, Roast
JuJu: Oats, Blend of Coffee Beans
Hops: Cluster, Chinook, Cascade
Yeast: Unfiltered Ale

JavaHead Stout contains a blend of locally roasted espresso and Kenyan coffee beans by St. Thomas Roasters in Linglestown, PA.
JavaHead's recipe is based off of our original oatmeal stout. After the boil, the hot wort passes through our hopback vessel on it's way to fermentation. Packed full of whole leaf hops and a bed of ground coffee beans, the hopback vessel is similar to using a huge French press, intensifying the coffee nose and releasing subtle hints of coffee flavor. The result is a lush oatmeal mouthfeel balanced with cocoa, roast and subtle coffee flavors.
Click HERE to watch short video showing the roasting and brewing process of JavaHead Stout.

FOOD COMPLIMENTS

Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina) General (Chocolate, Dessert) Meat (Shellfish, Smoked Meat)
Serving Suggestions:Temp:  50-55°F  Glassware:  Pint or Mug


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