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Tröegs Java Head Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Java Head StoutTröegs Java Head Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,600 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1600
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%


Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 08-25-2009)
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Reilly's Taproom, Harrisburg, PA on 9/15/11.

A - Deep, roasted walnut brown liquid with two fingers of dense mocha-colored foam on top that reduced to a bubbly patch and yielded plenty of thick lacing around the glass.

S - I've had plenty of these before, and the nose just doesn't scream coffee like so many other coffee stouts. That said, the aroma is rich with cocoa and toasted nuts, as well as flaked oats, giving a bit more depth than you average coffee stout. Hop presence is fairly tame, with some earthy notes opening up as the liquid warmed. The nose leads me to the conclusion that this would be a milk stout if I didn't know any better.

T - Initial flavor boasts a bitter chocolate and cocoa character accompanied by a moderate coffee roast. Oatmeal malt and vanilla sweetness add a bit of contrast in the middle through the backend. However, the finish is quite bitter, with leafy greens and earthy notes paired with a small dose of nutty astringency.

M - Medium bodied and straddling the line between creamy and oily, JavaHead is quite smooth up front with a bold bitterness in the backend that lasts well into the finish, leaving a lingering hop bite on the palate.

D - Overall, this is a fine addition to the Troegs line-up, although I still prefer the original Oatmeal Stout. In the grand scheme of things, while it is not one of my top five coffee beers, it is still a great go-to local offering when I need a dark beer fix.

D -

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2011 00:33:12 | More by ffejherb
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Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,600 ratings.