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Tröegs Java Head Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,693 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,693
Reviews: 630
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 55
Gots: 136 | 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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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-31-2011 22:26:36 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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Gtreid

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into my bruery tulip.

A: Dark brown color. The pour dropped a nice two finger head that faded to a thin rim and left some nice lace.

A: Sweet malt with a coffee bitterness. Notes of wood, chocolate, and caramel. The coffee is very subdued at this point.

T: Pretty disappointed here. The coffee is not as prevalent as I had hoped. The sweet chocolate malt overtakes what is supposed to be a coffee brew. Finishes sweet and cloying.

M: no problems here. Full body and good levels of carbonation.

O: I was really looking forward to this, but as it turns out, it was very difficult to finish. After having coffee stouts like FBS and WnB, this one falls waaay short.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 14:47:33 | More by Gtreid
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-31-2011 14:20:30 | More by acurtis
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teyuders

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-31-2011 06:32:28 | More by teyuders
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amart80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-31-2011 01:15:18 | More by amart80
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-30-2011 00:43:23 | More by Tpsauer
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stercomm

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A - Dark coffee color, mocha single finger head, slight glass lacing.

S - Coffee grounds, chocolate, toffee, maybe some slight citrus.

T - Very unique, get the chocolate and coffee, also get a taste that reminds me of eating Quaker oats raw, slight sweet finish.

M - Medium bodied, creamy slight carbonation.

O - a tasty Java Stout, doesn't overwhelm you with flavors, solid effort.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 22:46:57 | More by stercomm
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Lantern


4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-28-2011 14:08:47 | More by Lantern
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-28-2011 02:07:27 | More by jpd7374
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harrymel

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled 14APR11

A: pours brown, dark brown with a transient finger of light latte head. This leaves an etched surface with a ringlet left. no lace.
S: chocolate, dark chocolate. Some astringent, tannic quality and coffee grounds with a dry overall feel.
T: This is where the money is made: great cocoa, leather, toasted malts, dry and sweet oats. Nice flavor.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carb and semi dry finish.
O: Good beer. Worth having several times. I would pick this up regularly as an extra for folks or a party favor. Nice beer, approachable.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 18:13:31 | More by harrymel
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-27-2011 15:51:01 | More by brez8791
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-27-2011 14:26:37 | More by kmwilson76
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-27-2011 02:14:31 | More by Fermenticusrex
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Shilt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-26-2011 03:22:01 | More by Shilt
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jegross2

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company. This is the first beer that I have ever had from Tröegs. I am very excited.
Score: 87

2011 vintage bottle served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pours a black coffee color, opaque with ruby highlights at the top and bottom of the glass. Full finger of creamy mocha head from the pour that gradually settles into a thin lace and thick creamy ring around the edge of the glass. Excellent lacing. An absolutely gorgeous looking stout. 4.5/5

Smell: Percolating coffee, semi-sweet chocolate morsels and espresso. Also detecting oatmeal and some dark grains. Hints of toffee. 4/5

Taste: Smooth, earthy black coffee and roasted oats. Citrus hoppiness and a little toffee. Cocoa on the mid-palate. Finishes with coffee and a citrus twist. The citrus hops character of the beer was completely unexpected and quite interesting. The beer is not overly bitter, despite the coffee and hops flavors. 7.5% ABV is completely hidden. 4/5

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel of this beer is a glaring weakness. An overly light body cost this beer an A- rating. Instead, it ends up being rated as a high B/low B+. Java Head Stout is medium-light bodied, which was surprising given the appearance. The mouthfeel is smooth and a little creamy with low carbonation. Finishes very dry and bitter. 3/5

Overall: A pretty solid coffee/oatmeal stout that could be something special if given a thicker mouthfeel and fuller bodied. Nonetheless, this is a really solid brew that is worth seeking out.

Recommendation: Safely recommendable for beer geeks and casual beer drinkers looking for a gateway into the craft scene.

Pairings: Biscotti.

Cost: $12.99 for a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 20:01:10 | More by jegross2
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

12-25-2011 01:42:20 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-24-2011 22:23:09 | More by Bdel34
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adrian21

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-24-2011 21:50:16 | More by adrian21
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pigSTI04

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-24-2011 13:05:14 | More by pigSTI04
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goldie2828

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-24-2011 00:17:25 | More by goldie2828
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-23-2011 20:03:25 | More by ShemRahBoo
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-22-2011 19:21:43 | More by jaltland
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark black, with a tan pancake head and nice lacing.

Nose is plenty of sweet malt, some mild coffee, and oak.

Taste is mildly sweet malt and a good amount of oatmeal. The coffee is mild.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Carbonation is medium to mild.

Overall, it is a very creamy, easy-going stout, without much of the coffee that you would expect.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 02:13:34 | More by dorianmarley
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CGMLS3

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-21-2011 00:53:13 | More by CGMLS3
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-20-2011 20:23:02 | More by weaselchew
Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
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