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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

1,597 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1597
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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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a two-finger brown head that fades quickly some lace. Deep brown color, mahogany highlights. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffee/chocolate, flavor is roasted coffee with a burnt coffee finish. Nice IS. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits Peabody, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 22:13:12 | More by jdhilt
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Hophead101 and jcw215 for this brew.

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/coffee notes. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with a very nice touch of chocolate/coffee. Medium body, this is a nice smooth brew. Drinkable, a nice one.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 00:40:54 | More by Wasatch
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown color, almost pitch black that is completely opaque even when held to a light source. I mean there isn't even the slightest mahogany edge on this. 2.5 finger frothy tan head that has good retention, slowly fding into a lasting cap that leaves chinks of lace rings on it's way down.

Slightly roasted sweet aroma with chocolate, coffee bean, hops, caramel, oatmeal and licorice notes. I was expecting this to have much more of a coffee/espresso presence but it is pretty subtle.

The flavor is more coffee forward than the aroma would leave you to believe. Pretty roasty with a nice coffee/espresso bean flavor up front which roasted chocolate malt, toffee, caramel, burnt toast and a nice bitter hop profile. Slightly more watered down than I would prefer but still has a nice silky medium body. Again, this is very hoppy for the style and it shows in the dry bitter finish. The alcohol is decently masked.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 20:44:59 | More by corby112
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

More undated notes, but probably not written long after my initial, bottle review.

This was presented to me a finger of deep-brown head with great retention that eventually settled into some great lacing. Color was an inky ebony. Period. No light penetration whatsoever! Nose was like my morning cuppa joe - roasty and strong! A fellow Mug Club member (at IHLNC) and I were talking and as former servicemen, we prefer our coffee smokin' when it is finished brewing. My students often remark on how the room smells of coffee when they first enter in the morning. Man, there are days when I am hard-wired for sound by the time that I am done. How does Woody take his coffee? Hot and black, just like his women! Ha, thanks, Moe. Mouthfeel was silky and smooth with a roasty bitterness on the tongue. Forget cream! Finish was as bitter as a nasty divorce. More, please.

Another go-'round with this on cask, this time dated F, 30 July 2010.

Arrived with two fingers of dense deep-tan head with excellent retention, right from the handpump. Color was a deep dark-brown with zero light penetration except at the edges. Nose had qualities of dark chocolate, coffee, and charcoal. Mouthfeel was full and creamy with a pronounced dark-roast coffee taste on the tongue. Finish lingered with anise, bittersweet chocolate and charcoal. Very dry and would be an excellent accompaniment with dessert. Nice lacing throughout.

Serving type: cask

11-26-2010 22:59:30 | More by woodychandler
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle reads: "JavaHead Stout passes through a blend of coffee beans and whole flower hops—akin to a French press—releasing cocoa, citrus and java flavors."

Pours a near black color that shows off hues of redish brown along the edges of my pint glass when held up to the light. The color coming through the edges flirt with the notion that if this beer wasn't so dark, it would be fairly clear and crisp looking. Thick 2 finger head of tanned head retains quite well and leaves a ring of lace on the glass at every sip. The nose is an amazing balance of bitter hops, coffee tones and sweet chocolate. Taste is right in line with what the aroma lets you believe that you are in for. Hop bitterness upfront, burnt barley and chocolate notes filling out the middle and welcomed again with a bitter finish that is a mix of the burnt barley and hops. Lingering taste of bitter chocolate and hops remain on the palette. The alcohol is well hidden in this beer, it is not playing much of a role in the nose or taste. The feel of this beer is a little lighter than I anticipated but that is due in part by a higher amount of carb. I have to give this one a perfect rating for the smell. I purchased this bottle at the brewery the day that it was released and I have been putting this review off for too long. The smell is exactly what I believe the Troegs brothers were looking to accomplish with this beer and it is wonderful even after sitting in my beer fridge for too long. Great job, very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 22:38:33 | More by stakem
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into my Mad Elf tulip. They had just got done bottling this a couple of hours before cracking this bottle. Now that's FRESH!

Pours a VERY dark brown/near black, with 2 foamy fingers of rich looking mocha tan head. Retains with a creamy 1/4 finger of froth, that throws a big cascade of abundant lacing that hangs on the sides of the glass. The aroma is uber-fresh, with a lot of citrus going on with, as well as some spicy floral hop character. This all wraps around silkier smelling notes of dark roast and sweet chocolate.

The taste is roasted malts and coffee, with the toastiness of the java being so subtle, that I'm having a bit of a tough time differentiating the two. Sweetness from the chocolate malts pull things back a bit. Where the coffee does shine, is in the middle section of the profile, where it puts off some green and bright tasting citrus flavors of lemon and orange rind. Moderate little kick of hop bitterness to this as well, that helps contribute to a fairly strong finish of spicy dryness and roast. The mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, with a big prickly creaminess to it. The oatmeal works wonder though, as despite the sharpness, it gives the overall feel an awesome mellow and smooth presence in the mouth. I killed this bomber a lot faster than I thought I would, despite an almost 8% ABV. Fantastic!

Well I think that they finally hit the nail on the head, as this definitely falls somewhere between the Scratch 15 & 19 efforts. Great balance of flavors as this warms, with the citrus character of the Kenyan coffee beans really being put on display here. The smoothness and ease of the oatmeal polishes this out nicely. This is definitely not your typical Coffee Stout, but its uniqueness is what sets it apart.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 17:09:01 | More by Kegatron
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, picked up in Buffalo.

Pours an opaque and cloudy dark brown, almost black, no light gets through, thick and rocky light brown head forms, slowly settles to a very thick ring and layer, shit tons of lace stick. Can't see a stout looking too much better.

Smell is interesting, fruity, oats, some caramel, chocolate, some light coffee roast, burnt sugar, raisin, cake, pretty neat character, nothing jumps out but it smells nice.

Taste is nice as well, big and roasty, slightly astringent, burnt sugar and toffee, oatmeal, coffee roast and a bit of chocolate, some dark fruitiness, silky and smooth, light but good.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation, a bit slick and oily feeling. Slightly watery but pretty decent and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2009 23:46:41 | More by Viggo
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a dark brown, looked thick, mild head on it, about 1/2" in height. Aroma, lacked the java component I was looking for at the time. I'm starting to think these oatmeal coffee stouts really absorb the coffee or something, they don't really lead to a coffee forward experience.

Taste, just kinda meh, still missing the coffee component, seems like they just roasted a shit ton of malt for a regular kind of stout (non imperial nor barrel aged) to lay this down on. Tastes a little too bitter, I wonder if this is relatively over hopped or something. Different amalgamation of stuff going on, but this should be a beer that is straightforward with the coffee, and ultimately, is somewhat of a letdown because it lacks that component.

I would drink again, merely to confirm the absence of the coffee I had. Man, this year is taking longer than ever to get the reviews in from March Madness, thanks to koufax21 for bringing this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 03:39:19 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: From the bottle poured a rich and deep walnut brown with a frothy and macro-bubbly mocha colored head that was fairly well lasting. A sticky thin film coating composes the lacing. Not much to go on here, pretty standard issue per style.

S: The nose was citrusy and piney upfront while only light hints roasted coffee were barely distinguishable in the background. The aroma lacked a rich and robust nature void of much roastediness considering its name is java head. Touches of dried chocolate and a dried chalkiness prevails on the fade with only slighty bettern then average results.

T: The flavor opens up with freshly charred wood against a citrusy and pine hopping. A nice bitterness of freshly roasted coffee beans come through with chalky highlights. Spicy dark fruit of plums makes a brief appearence while it is a moderate showing of coffee beans detected on the finish. Overall i found this beer lacking in complexity and wasnt as robust as hoped for.

M: a medium body with an oily texture. Coming off slippery and smooth the finishing fade was composed of roasted coffe that was moderate in execution and short lived.

D: Decent drinkability though lacked heart, a robust nature, and a wow factor. This could of easily been delivered in six pack form, as when packaged in a single bomber with a moderate pricetag you expect a bigger more special beer. Recommend for a try, though i think it fell short of being good in most regards.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 23:00:01 | More by beerthulhu
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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

Troegs Javahead Stout

Poured ontap into a pint glass, dark brown in color with a khaki colored head. Aroma of roasted malt and a bit of coffee. In the flavor, a nice roasted presence with some mild dark roast coffee presence. A kiss of earthy hops is noted in the finish. Medium to full bodied feel. Overall, a nice roasted presence, some coffee and hops mix well. A pretty decent stout.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2011 23:23:47 | More by Stinkypuss
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DrJay

Massachusetts

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

Quite dark, seems more brown than black at first glance. Coppery edges. Dark brown cap, sort of thin and fine with a rockier collar. Sticky lacing, but not a lot of it. Smells of caramel, toffee, molasses, quite sweet, light roast, charcoal, chocolate, with some leafy hops. Solid bitterness throughout, growing into a lingering finish. Sweet and malty too, caramel and toffee, milk and bittersweet chocolate, roasty but not overly so. Hop flavour broke up the sweetness somewhat, adding some diversity in flavour and providing balance. Mild alcohol warmth in the finish. Quite thick and palate coating, lowish carbonation, creamy texture with just a hint of astringency. Pretty good overall. While there's definitely some roast, I didn't find it overpowering for a coffee beer. I'd certainly have it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 00:16:44 | More by DrJay
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glid02

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 bottle shared by Joe and tried side-by-side with a 2009 bottle hastily procured by Lee - thanks to both!

Both pour black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Both smell of smooth roasted malts with moderate amounts of semi-sweet chocolate. The coffee is present in both but seems harsher in the 2010 and not as robust in the 2009. I think the middle ground would be optimal here.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by lightly roasted coffee. Midway through the sip the coffee flavors lighten up a bit and dark chocolate flavors join in. All of the above carry through to a moderately bitter ending. The 2010 is more complex whereas the 2009 has a heavier roast influence.

Mouthfeel is good. Both vintages have a solid thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I had no problems finishing either of my glasses and could have two more.

Overall I was a fan of both vintages but if I had to choose one I would go for the 2010, although that's not a surprise for a coffee-forward beer. In any event, this is a solid beer that's worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 00:41:58 | More by glid02
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served chilled on tap at Troegs tasting room in a pint glass.

A - A black opaque appearance w/ foam of medium brown and the bead is fine. The beer is like drinking ink and the lace clings well.

S - The aroma is complex w/ a nutty aroma of dark roast beans w/ a mild sweet malt like cocoa and coffee w/ subtle pine notes from the hops

M - A med thin body w/ roasty almost charred texture w/ nutty spiced finish which is very clean and dry

T - The taste is delightful. I gulped this quicker than I realized and the full swallows gave an alcoholic coffee taste w/ a dry bean flavor like when you crush an espresso bean between your teeth and some of the astringency is released w/ mild dark cocoa bitter notes. The flavor has mild astringent and light char but has a smooth stout/coffee synergy and the oatmeal never really comes to mind, but perhaps it softens some of the bitterness and acidity. A great flavor profile

D - The stout is solid and so drinkable you forget it is your ordinary 5%, at 7.5% it can have slight warming effects. The oatmeal impact is minimal but definitely a great choice if you dig coffee and stout w/ dark roast almost burnt flavor w/ dry not creamy feel

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2009 17:25:55 | More by Slatetank
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real velvety like pour out of the bottle, creates a real nice together if somewhat foamy head that is nice and tan colored. Dark brown walnut body, with lots of red to it. Head clumps quite bit, looks aggressive, very nice looking beer here.

Bouquet is a slight soap, but gives to chocolate like milk. Strangely not very coffee like and some mild roasted malt character.

Taste is interesting. Chewy dark roast in the mid palate, a good texture that gives a real nice body. Finish brings a slow coffee roast, but then just rips on coffee on the finish. Coffee angle is subdued quite a bit, but grows with larger gulps and finishes. Carbonation is moderate if not low to just let the beer retain some malt sweetness and density.

Overall pretty enjoyable, perhaps not a favorite coffee angled brew but easily drinkable for a high abv as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 03:00:09 | More by smakawhat
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to fbm115 for sending me this.

Poured into darkness snifter.

Pours 2 fingers of tan head. Color is much black. Leaves nice lace rings.

Aroma: Cocoa, fresh coffee, very fresh earthy hops. Big roasted malt profile. Basic, but good.

Taste: Big roasted malt flavor, very toasted, and then comes a ton of fresh earthy hops. Big coffee and cocoa flavors mixed in.

Moutfeel: Very creamy, rich and smooth. Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends clear with a roasted malt flavored aftertaste.

Overall, this bomber was a cake walk. Very easy drinking with a lot of flavor. I really enjoyed how well the earthy hops and coffee mixed together. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 03:40:00 | More by mothman
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superspak

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Pours deep brown with a once finger tan head with good retention that recedes to a thick cap. Great glass lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and some vanilla. Taste of some chocolate and coffee, lots of malts. A slightly bitter finish, but not that strong. Creamy body, but it comes out a bit thin feeling. Solid stout, pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 04:22:53 | More by superspak
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some light dark brown highlights when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall dark tan head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee with lighter notes of dark roasted malts. The smell of this beer intensifies as the beer warms.

T: The beer has a moderately strong flavors of dark roasted malts in the body with some moderate amounts of bitterness that truly lingers. Lighter notes of freshly brewed coffee in the background.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: The coffee flavor in this beer is really nice but unfortunately there is not enough other notes or complexity in this beer. It is quite bitter and the dry mouthfeel makes this not the easiest drinker, this is a slow sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 01:58:01 | More by dbrauneis
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dirtylou

Washington

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

12oz single, thoughtfully shipped northwest by borat.

appearance: served in a guinness pint, ebony body, creamy tan head with webby lacing. the standard stout

smell: roasty, char, espresso, licorice, bakers chocolate, compliment of earthy hops

taste: dry and roasty - dark bakers chocolate, burnt espresso, licorice, char and dark roast. not in the upper echelon of "coffee stouts" but a nice oatmeal stout with coffee notes nonetheless

mouthfeel: dry, medium body, light bitterness

drinkability: on par

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 22:30:47 | More by dirtylou
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to bs870621345 for a bottle of this! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured pitch black with a massive five finger khaki head that subsided to two fingers upon sitting. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, cream, dark fruit, and slight coffee. The flavor was of sweet malt, slight raosted malt, cream, slight caramel, and very subtle coffee bean. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this brew wasn't that bad, but it was also not that awesome either. The flavor for me needed to be more robust in some aspects so you could pick up on what they were trying to make here. This one just missed the mark on this key point if I'm honest. Worth trying at least once, but that is about it.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 17:23:33 | More by thagr81us
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger tan head with good lacing on a deep amber brown body.

S: vanilla, roasted malts, dark chocolate

T: dark chocolate, mild roasted malt, hint of coffee, citrus is there but generic. Where is the coffee?

M: smooth and almost seems like no carbonation. Finishes with moderate carbonation though. Medium body.

Overall: where is the coffee here? Basically a decent base beer but definitely is lacking a memorable quality.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 05:25:54 | More by kylehay2004
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black with a dark tan head. In the aroma, coffee and roasted malt, with a small oatmeal sweetness. In the taste, dry coffee, roasty malt and a sweetness that almost reminds me of lactose. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee aftertaste. Nice coffee presence and interesting sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2010 16:10:58 | More by OWSLEY069
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick consistency. there was a big, creamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: Aroma was dominated by coffee, with traces of malt and chocolate.

T: Tasted of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal, and a touch of hops. Slightly watery in the finish, but this is a minor complaint.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

D: A drinkable oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 12:08:46 | More by avalon07
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of johnmichaelsen, thanks bro! Pours a near-black color with a light shade of crimson showing around the edges. Dark beige foam is 3-fingers and sturdy, dropping an impressive sheet of lace as it slowly recedes. Great looking beer.

Smells sweet with plenty of roast, but not a whole ton of coffee. Some roasted bean aroma is present, but certainly could use some more.

The coffee comes out a bit more in the flavor, but it is a little astringent...luckily there is plenty of lactose-esque sweetness to counterbalance. It lacks the velvety smoothness that many of the best oatmeal stouts display, but that seems like it would be hard to achieve both a strong coffee presence and still have the smooth characteristics from the oats. This one drinks better at higher temperatures, some hops and marshmallow sweetness blend in nicely. Bitter roast lingers too long after the sip, not unlike a long visit from the in-laws. One of the better values for a coffee stout, but there are a plethora of tastier ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 17:10:18 | More by twiggamortis420
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary tulip. 7.5% ABV, 082509/090728 printed on the neck.

Thanks for nothing Beerwolf77! HA! :P

A - A seriously tall pour unleashes a two-and-a-half finger head that's light tan and dense as can be with great retention and thick webbing forking like upside-down lightning bolts. The beer is a totally black color, void of any light passage.

S - Bits of coffee bean poke through but not enough to support the Java Head name. The nose is much hoppier than expected. Bold citrus and mild pine combine for an American hop nose similar to a Black IPA. Black roasted malts have a light bitter scent that falls to the end.

T - Dark roasted malts and faint coffee comprise all of the mild flavor. There is such little going on here it's incredibly disappointing. Maybe there is too much age on it, but for a beer like this it should be able to withstand. Very average flavor. The hops are super mild in the flavor too.

M - Medium-bodied and dry to the finish, Java head is mediocre in the mouthfeel regard as well. The end is lightly bitter and increasingly dry with each sip.

D - This is a really disappointing coffee stout. It's lacking in just about every regard. The coffee needs serious bringing out but it's a decent starting point.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 03:35:24 | More by BeerFMAndy
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 9/10/2009. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a 2 inch frothy tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's some citrusy hops noticable too, mostly in the finish. However, for this being a coffee stout the coffee isn't strong in the flavor or aroma. For a beer called Java Head I expected a lot more coffee flavor. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent, it's smooth and goes down easy. The alcohol in this brew is well hidden. I think this is a good enough beer and would buy it again in the future, but since I was expecting more coffee in this brew I have to say I was a bit disappointed with it.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 23:21:58 | More by bluejacket74
Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
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