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Tröegs Java Head Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,750 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,750
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 57
Gots: 157 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 1,750 | Reviews: 632 | Display Reviews Only:
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elmofnortner

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.5%

07-12-2012 00:48:14 | More by elmofnortner
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johnny79

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.5%

04-28-2012 13:51:49 | More by johnny79
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tlang803

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.5%

12-27-2012 04:38:33 | More by tlang803
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tfkirk1

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

10-06-2013 19:28:17 | More by tfkirk1
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DrBobPierce

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

07-13-2014 00:38:44 | More by DrBobPierce
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Zonian1

Ohio

2/5  rDev -47.1%

01-20-2013 23:31:10 | More by Zonian1
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -47.1%

12-08-2013 20:20:23 | More by spoonhawk
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Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.1%

04-27-2014 21:46:26 | More by Dirty_Island
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mcmeekin91

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.1%

10-16-2012 17:14:43 | More by mcmeekin91
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.1%

09-03-2012 22:24:55 | More by tmars13
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Rgalvin

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.1%

12-03-2012 01:48:45 | More by Rgalvin
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AndyEich

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.1%

12-03-2013 07:03:44 | More by AndyEich
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BeerDawg1

Massachusetts

2.05/5  rDev -45.8%

Aroma-roasted nut and coffee

Appearance-Black/Nice head/Good retention/nice lacing

Flavor-at first malty then bitter then soapy/all in all kinda gross

Mouthfeel-Too much carbontaion for any stout/dry/ bitter/makes you salivate/couldn't get past the soapy after taste

Drinkability-Absolutly didn't like/the after tast stuck with it and didn't wash away/will never drink this again

02-18-2010 00:38:38 | More by BeerDawg1
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

2.1/5  rDev -44.4%

I usualy like an Oatmeal Stout, but this tasted of burnt grains and old Starbucks french roast coffee! I didn't even notice anything about the hops!! The Brewmaster's here may still have a good idea though, try differing coffee's in the mix or less coffee.

I'm also not a fan of these new caffenated alchohol drinks I see in 7-11, they just encourage wide awake drunks!

08-21-2011 01:24:13 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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chilly460

Virginia

2.17/5  rDev -42.6%

Wow, what a disappointment. I like Troegs, this is the first brew I've tried from them that I didn't like. Beer is just "thin". Doesn't look like a stout, pours dark brown with a thin light tan head. Smell was weak, mild coffee roast with background of sweet malts but nothing stood out. Tasted "weak", no full flavors. The mouthfeel was the worst, almost watered down...more like a cheap lager style.

01-29-2011 02:35:24 | More by chilly460
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todesengel135

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

07-07-2014 00:43:31 | More by todesengel135
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.35/5  rDev -37.8%

Got this as a housewarming gift.

Black with a thin, muddy, tan head. Eh retention leaves some foamy ledges. Neat bottle art.

Smells predominately of unattenuated sugar. Mild citrus hop and mild coffee--kinda smells like tree bark tea. Or at least what I think tea made of tree bark would smell like.

Wow, this is really bland. Again, unattenuated sugar, watery gas station coffee, and watery hot chocolate (the sugar-free, fat-free kind) with some citrus hops peeking up in back. Tea-like sour.

Honestly, this is one of the blandest beers I've ever had. It's not terrible, it's not really anything. It doesn't have a strong coffee quality. It doesn't have a strong stout quality. If anything it reminds me of a really bland English brown. I thought that maybe it doesn't age well, but it's only 3 months old--max.

12-02-2009 18:39:10 | More by donkeyrunner
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PumaSaysRawrr

Pennsylvania

2.41/5  rDev -36.2%

I received this bottle about a month ago from a friend who is always tring to unload Pennsylvania beers on me....
Poured in to a Samuel Smith pint glass while I was keeping to dog from eating the cat...'s food Yeah she was trying to eat the cat's food....6 inches of thick beige ish foam that is proving wonderful at making Beer moustaches on a blacker than my soul base!

It smells like packed away laundry...it has a slight floral note under a smack in the nose of must and maybe a hint of cedar chest
This beer has no real flavor if you don't practically gargle with it and then all it does is burn the skin off of your uvula....Then after you swallow the party is basically over....unless you are in to a burning uvula and you go back for more. It has some strong bitterness then just a really acidic end with no after taste.

05-27-2013 02:40:33 | More by PumaSaysRawrr
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TheAdventurella

Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -36%

SPOILER ALERT! This is not a stout! The name "Java Head STOUT" is (or at least should be) a misnomer; the Java Head Stout is actually a Porter.

Troegs Java Head Stout pours a deep brownish-black with a good amount of medium, tan head. Its smell is a complex, sweet smell with a traditional beer undertone mixed with a slight bitterness. The mouthfeel is a good one: though it is not chewing for a beer that claims to be a stout, but it is one of substance.

The taste is what makes this "stout" a porter. A stout should be malty and sweet, as much of the oat and other grain's starches have been converted to sugar without a large amount of fermentation, as most stouts have a relatively low abv (unless it is an imperial stout, in which case the high amount of alcohol will dominate the taste).The Java Head does not supply this. It, as porters characteristically are, is bitter. The Java head does not have a hop-bitterness like many of the pale ales and IPA's, it is a bitterness from coffee (hence the "java") and bitter chocolate.

Let me point out that the Java Head Stout from Troegs is a fantastic porter, but it is a porter, not a stout,nonetheless.

01-28-2012 16:32:55 | More by TheAdventurella
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

01-16-2012 19:31:14 | More by Lang44
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mcgwire756

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

11-15-2011 19:30:11 | More by mcgwire756
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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

10-18-2012 21:02:13 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

12-02-2012 06:44:35 | More by jawneyt
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

10-23-2012 17:52:06 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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json83

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

08-10-2013 23:16:48 | More by json83
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Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
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