Friday, August 27, 2010
Troegs Java Head with Vanilla Beans and Bravo Dry Hop
I stopped into Al's of Hampden after receiving a tweet from Al that he just tapped Troegs Java Head with Vanilla Beans and Bravo Dry Hop on hand pump. I could not contain my excitement to try this beer. The aroma has good helping of vanilla accenting chocolate with a pine background. The taste is smooth and creamy with dry chocolate bite but smooth vanilla finish. The aftertaste is piney and satisfying. As with the Java Head, the alcohol content is 7.5% ABV. What an amazing reincarnation of an already great beer. The vanilla added smooth and sweet notes to the finish that was also helped with the creaminess that the hand pump adds.