Troegs JavaHead Stout

I definitely detected the flavors of a stout. On the other hand, detecting the coffee bean proved difficult, because up until today, I haven't had too many coffee beans in my life. I think I once had an ice cream that had coffee beans.

After some extra sniffing, I might be imagining it, but this beer's smell isn't just that of a stout. I might sense a whiff of coffee beans with my nose. And it tastes not quite (?) just chocolaty. Not bitter. Unless I'm just getting so used to the bitterness of beer. I hope not.

The next day (20110528), a friend of mine said how things we don't like get mapped to the area in the brain that is used to sense bitterness. At least, I think that's what he said; I'll have to double-check. I added to the conversation by saying that would explain why, as I enjoy beer more and more, it seems I taste the bitterness less and less.


I wrote: "10 on. The JavaHead has good coffee notes. It's a bit more carbonated than the average beer. I can sense its stout qualities." 6:37 PM

Somewhat related to this post, I should mention that I have no idea what "10 on" means.


Troegs JavaHead Stout

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Website Information:
JavaHead Stout
Alcohol By Volume: 7.5%
Hop Bitterness (IBU's): 60
Color (SRM): Black
Availability: Seasonal, 22oz. Bottles Only
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.

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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