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: English 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:
#22,502
Reviews:
713
Ratings:
2,397
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
474
Trade:
4
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Photo of ALLMUCH
2.39/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a very dark opaque color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has coffee, dark chocolate and hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with coffee, dark chocolate and slight hoppy flavors
M-A medium bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A nice oatmeal stout

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Photo of mkholmes25
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of spartacat300
2.6/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Opaque, black. Huge light brown head with very good retention that left tremendous, persistent lacing.

S---Coffee, obviously. Chocolate is also right up front. Oddly, some hops are in the background.

T---Again, coffee. Chocolate comes through. Maltiness is well balanced by hoppiness, again I'm surprised by this.

F---Thinner than I expected. Goes down easier than it should. Excellent carbonation.

O---Excellent product by an excellent brewery. I'll get more of this, for sure. Major bonus points--the wife absolutely loved it and shared the bottle with me. She's VERY picky about beer.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeeradleyDale
2.86/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Samlover55
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into Libbey Tulip
Dark black with thin tan head
BB 9/14/18
1st impression is black ipa, malt and pine, but quickly the bittersweet aroma of coffee comes into the picture as well
The Cascadian Black Ale impression continues on to the taste...dry astringent malt, loads of hoppiness,  with only subtle coffee notes
Dry bracingly bitter, crisp carbonation
Overall i honestly feel this is not brewed to style, missing key roasty notes, way too hop heavy

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3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkeletonBitch
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lovecraftian_IPA
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2,397 ratings