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Tröegs Java Head Stout - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,755 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 57
Gots: 158 | 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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hoops61176

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-29-2012 02:48:31 | More by hoops61176
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TheAdventurella

Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -35.8%

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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dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-28-2012 13:28:42 | More by dgeebs07
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a dark brown almost black color as it should be. The ¼” light brown head recedes slowly to leave a ring of foam and some islands of foam on the liquid. There is not much lacing on the glass as the head recedes, but sipping leaves a circle of foam on one side of the glass and some speckles and leggy lacing on the other.

Smell: The aroma has the chocolate and espresso that I expected, but I had thought the coffee would be more prominent. There are traces of hops in the background of the nose as well.

Taste: The favors are pretty much as expected from the nose, with some semi-sweet chocolate, some coffee, and some hop bitterness (mostly grapefruit although not strong or prominent).

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with some light but persistent carbonation. The finish is medium long and begins with chocolate and sweetness followed by the emergence of the espresso coffee bitterness and concluding in the dry hop bitterness.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: Easily drinkable but is a beer that should definitely be allowed to warm to about 55 degrees before drinking. The full complexity of the flavor is hidden a bit until the beer warms. On the whole what I would expect from Troeg’s, a good solid beer that works well. That said I’m learning I don’t prefer coffee stouts and so will probably leave this one on the shelf or pick something else from the tap list.

01-28-2012 02:30:10 | More by drtth
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jskennedy

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-28-2012 00:07:02 | More by jskennedy
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tzt17n

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-27-2012 20:35:28 | More by tzt17n
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everlong353

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-26-2012 19:26:31 | More by everlong353
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

The pour has a nice milky tan head and some lacing on the glass. Almost a black non-see through, terrific looking stout. Not much on the nose. A bit of chocolate and cocoa but very faint. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth. To my surprise, extremely hoppy for a stout. Would not classify as an "oatmeal stout". To me, more of an imperial stout. Nice cocoa, liquidy chocolate taste with an unexpected hop flavor on the back end. A pretty good brew, maybe well above average.

01-26-2012 02:59:51 | More by bigdeuce
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-25-2012 20:38:06 | More by rogueleonardi
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Mappies

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-24-2012 22:08:12 | More by Mappies
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Fadefury

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -10.3%

A - Dark brown with 2 inch rocky head that lasts a good bit

S - Coffee up front, with slight hop smell in the back

T - Roasted grainy flavors, with strong coffee. Slight oatmeal/cocoa flavors. You can tell the higher level of alcohol

M - Mild carbonation and creaminess. Thick/strong body

O - Decent oatmeal stout. Not sure if I'd get again, due to the price not fitting the quality.

01-23-2012 16:29:20 | More by Fadefury
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-23-2012 06:36:55 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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hopsandstouts

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-22-2012 12:17:59 | More by hopsandstouts
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-22-2012 01:46:30 | More by mrebeka
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-21-2012 16:45:23 | More by whartontallboy
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-21-2012 14:58:15 | More by hockenbeer
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dafizzif

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Appearance: Opaque very dark brown, almost black. Bountiful tan/mocha head. Loads of lacing down the glass. Pretty awesome looking.

Smell: Mainly chocolate with a good bit of roasted malts. Not much coffee really and just a touch of hops. Bottom line: not as coffee dominant as I would like, but still a very pleasant scent.

Taste: Bitter, roasted malts and much more coffee than the nose. The coffee is still lacking and fairly subservient to the roasted malts. A dash of tasty, dark chocolate and a hint of hops present.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation and a medium to slightly thick body.

Overall: A very nice brew though it is lacking in what it promised to deliver: coffee! There are many better stouts out there, but there are also much worse. More coffee, especially in the nose could have made this an amazing standout.

01-20-2012 22:06:26 | More by dafizzif
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Moose34

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-18-2012 13:24:12 | More by Moose34
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-17-2012 03:15:21 | More by shockrocker65
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-16-2012 16:06:23 | More by Sparger
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-16-2012 06:49:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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ScreamForMe

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-16-2012 02:47:44 | More by ScreamForMe
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-16-2012 00:28:00 | More by Mudawg
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oldsmuggler

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-15-2012 23:41:07 | More by oldsmuggler
Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
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