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Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.78/5
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2,344 Ratings
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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:
#16,835
Reviews:
702
Ratings:
2,344
pDev:
11.64%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
458
Trade:
4
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3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz glass into a speiglau stout glass.

Look is a deep rich black with a coffee and milk colored head.

Aroma is astrigent coffee and roast malt.

Taste is a blend of bitter coffee and roast malt.

Not much balance definitely swings roasted bitter, but good.

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Photo of rangerred
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with just a suggestion of light penetration. There's a fingernail of khaki on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of flaked oats with the coffee as a distant background note. The coffee calms down as it warms and then it seems fairly balanced but the coffee is a bit more dominant than the oatmeal. The mouth is lightly a touch warm with alcohol and a bit thick for an oatmeal stout.

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hop-Leaf
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark with almost fine head which lasts. Coffee and toasty malt dominate the nose. Taste is what you expect from the nose. Malty with serious coffee flavor. Mouthfeel not as heavy as some stouts. I liked it.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was black in color with some nice light brown tinges around the edges. There was a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated into the darkness of the beer. The lacing that was there was light and stringy. The smell was roasty and had a nice element of bitter coffee and a decent layer of oatmeal balancing it all out. It kinda smells very similar to their Dead Reckoning. No worries as that’s just as good a beer if anything. The taste was sweet, bitter and roasty all blending well and leads into a very dry coffee and slightly oatmeal-like aftertaste. There was a dry sweet finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium in body with a quality that wants to be sessionable but isn’t as much as one may want. The carbonation is smooth and rolls over my mouth and tongue very nicely. Overeall, I say this is a good oatmeal stout well worthy of having again.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

**
12/31/2012

Tasting of 4 Troegs beers on New Years Eve.


AROMA: Toasted Barley, Brown Sugar, Coffee.
LOOK: Dark Black color, light frothy head.
TASTE: slight early sourness…finish is bitter with a creaminess.
FEEL: thin texture for a stout.

A nice beer, but could have more character for the style. Happy New Year
**

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Photo of Chipotle
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice version of an oatmeal stout.dark with medium carbonation. Aroma was of raw dough which I believe was the yeast and malt,then came coffee. Taste was identical to smell with a bit of a bitterness from hops and the coffee. Well done stout that was far from too sweet which made it an easy beer to have more than one

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Photo of BeerSexLove
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tröegs impresses me and didn't fail with their coffee stout. What I appreciate most about it is it isn't too sweet, something I've been running into with other choc/coffee stouts. I like hearty but not syrupy. This is enjoying beer I'll likely buy again.

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Photo of Spoda1983
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ob512316
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into pilsner glass.
Look: black with a thin tan head.
Smell: coffee, chocolate.
Taste: bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted barley.
Feel: a little thick, but the alcohol is not noticeable.
Overall: drinkable stout.

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Photo of MurphyMacManus
4.57/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz. brown bottle into snifter

Look: dark brown-black with a sticky tan head.

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, maybe some booze.

Taste: Moderately sweet, but not cloying. Coffee and earthy hop bitterness balance the sweetness of the malts. No lingering finish. Nice toasted oat flavor in the middle.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a nice body. Tight carbonation lightens it a bit.

Overall: it's a pleasant, easy drinking stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robert17529
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BabyGoat
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brian60
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2,344 ratings
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