Tröegs Java Head Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by orangesol on 02-15-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 23
Photo of sposter4
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12oz snifter from a firkin at fatheads Pittsburgh. Jet black with thin tan head. Smells of coffee with bourbon undertones. Not huge bourbon taste just subtle in the back end. Not too much heat. Lots of coffee up front with vanilla peeking through. Overall great BA stout and very drinkable.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 07/29/15 notes. On tap at Fool's Gold in NYC at their Troegs tap takeover. Had 2 8oz. pours in a tulip. 2015 version...Troegs rep said it was closer to 13.5% ABV by the way.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black color, with two inches of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Thick dark chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts, milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla, cream, and caramel malts. Thick full body and low carbonation.

Overall fantastic; a really great bourbon BA stout. Can't believe it is over 13%; sneaks up on you and not hot. Much like the Bourbon BA Victory at Sea I had last week, this is very good, but the coffee is very subdued, making it very different. While I think I liked the normal VAS better, I think I'd give this a slight edge to the normal Javahead. Can't go wrong with either though.

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Photo of orangesol
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on firkin at the brewery. Pours jet black with a half finger tall off white head, quickly dissipating down to a light ring, leaving small streaks of lace on the glass.

Smells of warm bourbon, coffee grounds, cocoa powder, vanilla, bit of chalk and some mild booze. Taste is mainly the coffee, chocolate and vanilla up front slowly being joined by the warm bourbon, coffee grounds and some mild booze burn. Smooth, sweet feel with some light booze burn.

Overall a really nice bourbon barrel stout. The coffee is a little light compared to the base beer but it is still very enjoyable. Hope they bottle this one.

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Photo of rdilauro
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A co-worker brought me in this beer to try. Just pouring the bottle, I knew I was going to be in for something real good.
That jet-black-oil color for a rich stout with a hazy chocolate small head. Then the bursts of coffee aroma. Almost like having a cup of java right in front of me. The sips were dry and full of coffee, what I realized in the bouquet came right through in he taste. Then at the end of the taste the chocolate comes through to finish this off so very nice

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Photo of stakem
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gravity fed firking poured into a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a minimal tan head that is only present when swirled. It holds around the edges with some big bubble formation but is a bit lacking.

The aroma is roasty with earth and oak. Some additional booze comes out but it really does not present much more than your typical javahead offering. This was advertised as having additional coffee and vanilla but it really doesnt come out as expected.

The taste is significantly more boozy with a neutral oak flavor and accompanying roast element. Earth and char gives way mildly to coffee before transitioning back to booze.

This is medium bodied with light carbonation. A little solventans overall lacking for what it was described as. It seems promising as a bartel aged brew but if they are goin to advertise those additional adjuncts, I think they need to make them a little more evident in the profile. As is though, a decent barrel aged stout.

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Tröegs Java Head Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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