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Tröegs Java Head Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,719 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,719
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 56
Gots: 145 | 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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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-11-2012 17:12:58 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly chilled 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint mug.

Look- Out of the bottle, this beer pours like maple syrup. It's almost completely opaque, with rosy cherry-wood highlights around the edges. Plenty of toasted-marshmallow colored head, but it starts off pretty watery-looking and retention is moderate for the style, leaving a thin film at the surface when it settled after a few minutes. Nice veiny lacing. There are also some lighter-colored neutral-buoyancy particles floating around sluggishly that I only noticed after a minute or two.

Smell- Light roasted coffee and toasted marshmallow. Maybe some bittersweet cocoa, but not much. It's not particularly strong, but it's quite appetizing, and just the right amount of sweetness.

Taste- Bitter espresso with a touch of grass at first, slowly fading to a nice woody roasted malt flavor with hints of toffee and cocoa. Bittersweet chocolate finishes it out, with the hardwood presence lingering. Aftertaste is of coffee and cedarlike hops. This brew is just sweet enough to balance the bitterness in my opinion, though I tend to drink my coffee black. Alcohol is the next thing to undetectable.

Mouthfeel- Easy drinking, but light-bodied for the style, especially after the rich-looking pour. Not a whole lot of carbonation, but what's there is entirely appropriate. There is a touch of lingering astringency, but the roasty aftertaste balances it well. Very clean for the style. It's actually similar to drinking coffee, although it sits heavier in the stomach.

Overall- Another exceptionally nice brew from an exceptional brewery. It hits all the right notes for me, and stays away from the sweet, sticky feeling I often get from oatmeal stouts. I wouldn't want to drink more than two of these in a night, however, and it lacks the kind of flavor "oomph" I'd want from a moderately heavy beer. I'll definitely pick it up again and I'd love to try it on tap if I ever get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 10:10:56 | More by Lawl3ss
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tugg407

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-10-2012 08:53:26 | More by tugg407
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stump218

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-09-2012 18:17:18 | More by stump218
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-09-2012 03:10:23 | More by kjkinsey
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-09-2012 02:42:11 | More by BeerHunter76
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cmuir24

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-09-2012 01:41:56 | More by cmuir24
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

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

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown/black with one-finger, creamy, tan head that lasted a couple of minutes. Good lacing.

S: More hops than coffee.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Roasted coffee notes. Dark malt that is nicely balanced by hops. Pretty good.

M: medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Slightly dry.

O: Solid look, taste, and mouthfeel. The coffee was not overpowering, which was nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 23:40:04 | More by SolipsismalCat
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-08-2012 01:45:31 | More by mmmaaattt
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jstewart1130

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-07-2012 17:34:14 | More by jstewart1130
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chrisbues

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Dark chocolate brown. Light-brown, almost non-existent head.

S - Roasted, chocolate, malty. Very little coffee so far.

T - Not what I expected. Chocolate malt overtakes everything. Very little coffee. Flat and uninteresting.

M - Not as thick as I'd expect an Oatmeal Stout to be.

O - Pretty disappointed in this. Just wasn't as complex as I would expect. Not a very good stout IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 17:01:07 | More by chrisbues
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Billakowski

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-07-2012 05:48:57 | More by Billakowski
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Very dark brown almost black and totally opaque and a solid 1/2 inch mocha colored head and very good retention

Smell: Coffee and chocolate

Taste: Upfront is a nice amount of roasted malt with a touch of ash and the beer finished with some gourmet coffee note.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mildly carbonated and a bit sticky

Overall: For a " "coffee" beer this was actually lacking in the "coffee" department would have loved more. The beer over all is not bad but kinda missed what it was trying to be

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 03:29:55 | More by DarthKostrizer
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark black with an off white head that laced nicely.

S- Not very aromatic. A few hints of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee.

T- Slightly bitter upfront with a mild coffee and roasted flavor in the middle. This beer finished with a nice lingering hop bitterness.

M- Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. I was expecting it to be a little thicker due to the oatmeal and have lower carbonation.

D- Fairly drinkable.

I would rate this an average stout. I didn't know it was an oatmeal stout until I read the description. It wasn't every thick and was overly carbonated for the style. The flavors were on the mild side and lack character. However, it's not bad at all, just not great.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 23:46:45 | More by y2jrock60
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XanderCruz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-06-2012 19:34:23 | More by XanderCruz
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Rob315

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-06-2012 14:33:11 | More by Rob315
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-06-2012 13:21:25 | More by Ralphs66
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Ghizmo

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-06-2012 02:23:12 | More by Ghizmo
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Cstromberg57

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-05-2012 13:34:10 | More by Cstromberg57
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Faina

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

01-05-2012 03:52:48 | More by Faina
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-04-2012 17:46:33 | More by AWS2111
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Mjmoon15

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-04-2012 02:38:04 | More by Mjmoon15
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-03-2012 17:20:56 | More by mctizzz
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Thisisjosh

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-02-2012 01:05:41 | More by Thisisjosh
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-02-2012 00:55:24 | More by TimoP
Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
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