Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
JavaHead is like a day at Tröegs; it’s hard to tell where the coffee ends and the beer begins. This creamy oatmeal stout is infused with locally roasted, cold steeped coffee through our HopBack vessel, releasing subtle hints of cocoa, roasted nuts and dark mocha.

Added by Deuane on 08-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,690
Reviews:
710
Ratings:
2,384
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
472
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,384 |  Reviews: 710
Photo of ExtraStout
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A) Pours with a thick, tan colored head. Lacing is a mixture of big and little bubbles and very sticky. Body is opaque.
S) Coffee. Roasted grains with hints of chocolate.
T) A rich blast of coffee up front and stays somewhat balanced all the way though. In the finish a bitter chocolate and hints of alcohol.
M) Semi-smooth, Semi-creamy, body.

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Photo of Tcsox
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of QuentinDishaw
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rickklein9
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dafla67
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Diura
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sable
3.01/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tröegg's is usually a win for me, but I'm not really impressed with the Java Head Stout. It does pour with a nice bit of foam, so they got the Head part of the name right, but it is seriously missing on the stout end. The mouthfeel is too thin, and there's no richness to the flavor. The coffee element is really mild. As it warms there is a hint of burnt sugar that comes out, but it's not enough to save the experience.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark inky black. Not getting much of an aroma outside of some slightly skunky odor. Flavors could be a bit more balanced. It's more happy than I would expect or like for the style, but some bitter cocoa, coffee and cola flavors come through which is nice. Mouthfeel is also too carbonated foe an oatmeal stout. I'd expect it to be much smoother.

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Photo of Extrajoker00
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewsby
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbb77
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Riff
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown almost black color with about a finger of tan head. Smells of pine hops, coffee, and licorice. Taste is chocolate brownie, licorice, a little hop bitterness towards the end. Medium body, flavors linger. Interesting, not bad, but not something I think I'll buy again.

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Photo of roarkty
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DanielMB
4.8/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

This is an absolutely superb coffee-oatmeal stout, significantly underrated, in my opinion. It pours a dark brown (like coffee) with a decent khaki head that recedes pretty quickly but leaves some nice lacing. The smell is of coffee, caramel, roasted brown sugar, toffee, and nuts, and the taste--incredibly!--follows suit. Troegs could just about market this is as a chocolate-caramel or caramel-toffee oatmeal stout, it's so tasty. The coffee is strong, but not overwhelming. One thing that could be better is the feel of this beer. For a coffee-oatmeal stout, it's a little bit thin. But still, an absolutely incredible beer, and one that I highly recommend.

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Photo of longarm
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black-typically stout....great head. Sticky lacing.

Aroma: Hops overlaid with roasted malt. Strong doses of licorice and maybe something like cardamom.

Flavor: chocolate cake, licorice appears in flavor too as it warms a little. Some oxidized roasted malt on along with hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: clean finish. No cloying.

I’ve always enjoyed this non-traditional stout but it’s not off style. It’s available year-round but tasty when weather gets cold.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Efoley46
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of burk1982
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2,384 ratings