Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,329 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:
2,329
Reviews:
693
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
450
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a mocha colored head of foam that fell slowly to coat the glass with thick lace. Nose is simple, uncluttered and mild. Bittersweet chocolate with the coffee behind that. Roasted malt, dark fruit. The hops are subtle but they bring a touch of earth and floral and make the nose bright. I smell a little lemon but no oats. The taste is burnt, chocolate, the coffee steps up and emboldens the flavor of the malt. Body is thinner than it looks. The palate is beautiful simplicity like the nose and as it warms everything gains in flavor but not in intensity. Extremely well done. The drink is creamy and rich. Finishes dry, a little oily with some bitter and smoke and more coffee. This was my first stout and Troegs has won me over completely. This was a stately, pleasing stout. Undeniably delicious and easy to drink.

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Photo of MLKincer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of dsnyder61
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of bcsbeer
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Jimbo4430
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of savagepm
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DruRho
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of skorze
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of imaginedsanity
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of nineworldseries
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of MikeyJ777
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of WissBrauSean
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured this beer into a tulip glass at a fairly cool temperature so I let it cool down a bit. The beer poured jet black and clear with a full three finger head that receded to a full ring and thin cap which leaves and interesting "hands across America" lacing pattern that falls to polka dots. WE-EARED!

The aroma is pretty typical of a sweet stout. Roasted malts take the forefront being sweet and leading to cocoa, vanilla and oat biscuity notes.

The flavour is dominated by roasted malts starting off sweet and then instantly moving towards a coffee bitterness topped with hints of vanilla cream. The sweetness fades really fast after the vanilla smoothness and the beer finishes amazingly dry. It's an obvious transition. If this were a musical piece it would be quite a work of art. If I get any hops they are more towards the end after the roasted bitterness and a bit earthy. It also ends slightly peppery. The high alcohol content is hidden well.

The mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium to full bitter and dry with a quick interlude of sweet somewhere in the beginning of the sip. There is also a bit of a film on my tongue, but not overly so. The carbonation is playfully moderate starting off playful then mellowing. It's a pretty cool transition just as is the sweet to dry thang that it has going on.

Overall I find this beer really super interesting in the transitions that it goes through! I did find it a little on the roasted bitter side and not as balanced as I had thought. I also thought it was just a little thinner in body. These things don't really detract from the beer, but may not fit the style 100%. But you know, craft beer is all about creativity and this is a VERY creative beer! There are no off flavours, etc... It's getting a solid 4 or better from me! I bet this beer is incredible on tap and would get higher scores!

If you love your beer, leave it. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Get out there and play the field! It's a mighty big field and "free love" is what craft beer is all about!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of PumaSaysRawrr
2.44/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

I received this bottle about a month ago from a friend who is always tring to unload Pennsylvania beers on me....
Poured in to a Samuel Smith pint glass while I was keeping to dog from eating the cat...'s food Yeah she was trying to eat the cat's food....6 inches of thick beige ish foam that is proving wonderful at making Beer moustaches on a blacker than my soul base!

It smells like packed away laundry...it has a slight floral note under a smack in the nose of must and maybe a hint of cedar chest
This beer has no real flavor if you don't practically gargle with it and then all it does is burn the skin off of your uvula....Then after you swallow the party is basically over....unless you are in to a burning uvula and you go back for more. It has some strong bitterness then just a really acidic end with no after taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,329 ratings.
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