Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,337 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:
2,337
Reviews:
699
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.61%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
452
For Trade:
4
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An old favorite from beginning craft days, haven't had one in so long I had forgotten how good this is. Looks like a stout, they're all good. Darkest brown to black, good head, beautiful lace. Nice aroma of mild roast coffee, mild bitter. Big coffee taste with a nice grapefruit, bitter orange hoppy blast. Mouthfeel oily and slick, finishes dry with that great bitter hop aftertaste. I had that Stone Dayman coffee IPA this year, guess what, this has been around and is just as good.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Poured a brown/black color, nice 1.5 finger head with a nice caramel color, some wide lacing.
S - Roasted malts, coffee beans, some nice earthy hop aroma, a little burnt toast, some other bread qualities.
T - Big bitter coffee flavor all through this, a surprisingly nice hop balance though, which is welcomed, a touch of smokey roasted malt, some toffee sweetness on the end. But the coffee lasts forever, love it!
M - Thick, rich, a little chewy and sticky, full bodied is the game here.
O - Excellent coffee stout from Troegs, this is a bigger take on the style, but the balance of hops is what I like best here, though this isnt for the feint beer drinker, its bold.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Libbey craft beer pint (which I really enjoy) from a 12 oz. bottle

A- Deep deep brown with a pretty creamy 1/2" light brown head. Nice rings of lacing.

S- Coffee, and a bit of sweetened cocoa.

T- Coffee and toasty sugar. A slight bitter taste.

M- Fully body and creamy, very smooth with just a bit of a bitter finish.

O- This is pretty good. I'm not too keen on coffee stouts, because I feel like there is a way to achieve a coffee character without actually using coffee. However, the coffee is a good complement and does not overpower the beer.

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Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,337 ratings.
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