I’ve got to go by recollection here, as I didn’t take notes and didn’t write this for a little while after having it (I believe I should disclose that, no?). Anyway, details aside, I remember this being a VERY coffee-rich stout, which wile plenty smooth, had a lot of coffee bitterness and astringency. Slight, but outmatched chocolate flavor. I remember it being almost like blending a good stour and a good cup of black coffee. That’s not a bad thing at all, but you have to be in the mood for it.
Anna May Wong and Jameson Thomas in Piccadilly (Ewald Andre Dupont, 1929) . Though the two characters were romantically involved, they did not kiss. Wong was not permitted to kiss a white actor on screen until the British film Java Head in 1934, and then never again.
I didn’t MISS Stout Day, per se, but I didn’t have a very great stout to celebrate it (Breckenridge’s Oatmeal Thunder Stout), but hey at least the Avalanche won. I’ll have this guy instead. It’s the last of the beer sent to me by my bud who lives in NJ. I’d pour one out for the occasion but….ya'know, I’ll just drink it instead.
If you’re wondering, this is an incredibly good and smooth coffee stout. Highly recommended if you can find it.
I went by the Port Tavern in Newburyport on Friday with some friends and finally head the Troegs Java Head. One of the managers came over and talked of how she finally got a rep to send them some. It’s a stout brewed with coffee beans and comes in at 7.5%. Coffee is definitely the dominant flavor. There was a slight burnt coffee/peat aftertaste that gave the stout a little bite. I couldn’t taste any chocolate tones that one would normally have in a stout. I really enjoyed this!