Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Java Head StoutTröegs Java Head Stout
2,344 Ratings
Tröegs Java Head StoutTröegs Java Head Stout

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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Ratings: 2,344 |  Reviews: 702
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appears a dark chocolate brown - deep and mysterious - with a tan head.
In the nose there is cocoa, coffee, and a slight pine smell. All are inviting.
The coffee flavor hits in the back of the mouth and is smoothed over by chocolate goodness; then, it finnishes with a slight piney bitterness that keeps you coming back for more. A delightful brew and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of TheArcan3
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Surprised to see this beer only rated around the 80's overall. It's a great beer for any stout and/or coffee lovers, what really caught me off guard is finding a realization that this beer is in fact a oatmeal stout. This beer is great and taste up to its expectations. Great taste and balance of mostly semi-sweet chocolate and coffee with a nice vibe with it's bold 7.5% ABV. Mixture of sweet and bitterness with a spiky but smooth mouth-feel. I recently got a six pack from my local beverage store and it did not disappoint especially the fact of it's moderate cost. Definitely worth every penny, will be buying again soon!

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.69/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Chocolate milk stout smells with a head that looks like hershey syrup runs through it. Very smooth taste with chocolate malts and actual chocolate taste. Hop bitterness and the coffee bean bitterness mixes together at the end and actually makes for a more bitter beer than it actually is. As it warms it smells more and more like hershey syrup.

I just visited the brewery thats next to hershey and I'm surprised they didnt use their chocolate in this beer it tastes like it. The coffee beans add to the roastyness and wow this is just an incredible beer. One of my favorites that Troegs makes hands down. They ran out of it on tap at Troegs and I understand why now.

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.68/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AshDashMash
4.62/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect blend of coffee and beer.

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Photo of wac9
4.62/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

what a wonderful beer i didnt know it was an oatmeal stout or i would have tryed it sooner love it . great black color and some bitter hops that works in this beer , and coffe i taste coffe some body some they dont taste coffee my son says he can smell it from across the the room . great beer gonna drink this all the time when i cant find anything else hmmm good

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Photo of melpacino
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

LOVE!!!!!!!!! Especially good beer for the coffee lover!!!!!

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a black color with a thin short lived dark tan to brown head that settles very slowly leaving a short lacing on the glass.

The nose is strong with dark chocolate, chili, salt, coffee, alcohol, and grass notes.

The taste is a hopped up stout with great bitterness and undertones of fruit. I detect notes of very dark chocolate, coffee, coriander, nutmeg, cloves, alcohol, and pine resin.

The mouthfeel is rich and perfect for a stout.

Overall an exceptional beer with fantastic flavors. I highly recommend it.

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Photo of IPhantom
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My second crack at the trendy beer of this winter (also tried Kona Pipeline Porter). I may be biased here as a HBG native, and a friend of the guy who supplied the beans for this brew, but...damn. This is good.

Pours a rather opaque chocolate brown, with a Guinness-tan creamy head and persistent lacing. Aroma is what you would expect, invitingly malty with coffee notes and a hint of yeastiness. Hits the tongue like both a good dark stout and a great cup of coffee--that's the best way to describe it. Mix your favorite beer and your favorite coffee in the best possible way, and this is it. Stays on the tongue hauntingly dry, but more so like the tannins in an espresso shot than hoppy resins (again, a good thing). Excels in drinkability for the style--creamy enough to satisfy, but surprisingly light considering. An excellent selection this season, and one I hope the Bros. Trogner continue to improve on.

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Photo of csrbv
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a #3 Troegs Anthology Sampler Case with Java Head in it. Poured into a Corsendonk Tulip Glass.
A--Appears an opaque deep brown color with over an inch of dense, creamy dark foam.
S--Freshly roasted coffee beans, molasses,
T--Coffee, the molasses, hops, bittersweet chocolate, nice roastiness, some dark bread notes and a sweet citrus. The more I think about it, it tastes like a melted dark chocolate orange (that are around for the holidays) over oatmeal with a coffee chaser--Delicious!
M--the stout has just about a nice medium body and is amply carbonated.

My brother has been raving about this one for some time and I am very surprised about how good this stout is. I guess I should listen to my brother more (at least about beer). Another great beer from Troegs!

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4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Murphy's pub glass.

Black with a nice creamy two inch tan head. Nice thick lace.

Smells of wonderful rich coffee blended with chocolate and black malts. Earthy nobel hops and a nice roasted biscuit also lingers in the aroma.

Taste is a full bodied blend of coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, earthy hop and buttery biscuit. The mouothfeel is extrordinary with the addition of the oats. Deliscious!

Very drinkable. Almost scary quaffable for a stout of 7.5% ABV. Be careful, two of these bombers will make you slur...

Buy some of this stuff!

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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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