Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,334 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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Tröegs Java Head StoutTröegs Java Head Stout
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
Ratings:
2,334
Reviews:
698
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.61%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
451
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,334 |  Reviews: 698
Photo of Stud122433
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hkyplyr73
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This coffee heavy sought is like a cold mocha in a bottle. It puts blackish-brown with a slight beige head and a apparant carbonation in the body. Smells of mild coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Tastes of weaker than expected coffee and roasted malt with some nuttiness and quite a bit of chocolate in the end. Medium-full body that finishes bitter like dark chocolate meets coffee.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin super dark brown with heavy bubbles to the body. Head rose to maybe one finger's length dropping quick with easy lacing but still sticky.

Smell: Light mocha scent, and believe it or not like a spoon full of fresh coffee. Comes off what bland but still super attending scent.

Taste: Bitter coffee, malts are pretty heavy with smooth bitterness. I love the Chocolate finish at the end...like a bitter nutella.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation and average stickiness.

Overall: Good brew, definitely one of those diamonds in the rough which took me a bit by surprise. Hopefully you like it as much as me, Salud!

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Photo of BeerCarousel
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slight heavy Coffee, slight hop bitterness, slight malt to balance the coffee taste.

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Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DMc8ride
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whattheshelley
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to FriedSlug for this trade!

A dark ominous pour forming a 1/2 finger of beige bubbly head.

Aroma of peppery black coffee bean covered in chocolate. Some basic caramel, crystal, and cocoa malts are also detected.

Strong coffee flavor with suggestions of chocolate, some stale oats, slight cocoa. Stale milk, peppers.

Feel is creamy, very watery, semi-carbonated, and a dry coffee roasty finish.

Overall, pretty underwhelming. I was hoping for more but alas this did not meet my expectations. Won't return to.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LucilleToo
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zach_Fehrman
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Stout does a very poor job of masking the alcohol level of 7.5%. Tastes like coffee and dark chocolate but the aftertaste of alcohol is very prevalent. However, the pour was very nice with a nice thick head that maintained itself for a while.

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Photo of Scottbosley
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Yummy beer. Pours well and taste great.

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Photo of k47k
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmickdds32
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PprBurke
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwuenschell
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RAFH
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of I3eer
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
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 Dragginballs76
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours jet black with a thick fluffy mocha colored head that lasts forever. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - Roasted malts stand out, sweet dark chocolate, black coffee, some vanilla and a hint of smoke.

Flavor - The main flavors that stand out are roasted malts and coffee. Undertones of dark chocolate and a bit of charred flavor as well.

Feel - Heavy thick feel that is normal to oatmeal stouts, well carbonated.

Overall - I thought this beer was really well done, I was afraid the coffee would not be as noticeable but the flavors were great.

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Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,334 ratings.
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