Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Coffee black with a tan head. Very nice lacing. Great look.

Floral and piney aromas from fresh hops and sturdy black coffee. Sweet, but with bright complementing hops and roast bitterness. Hints of raisin and licorice. Almost smells like a coffee black IPA.

Very hoppy and decently bitter. Robust malts and black coffee balance out wily floral hops. Backdrop stout-y flavors release flavors of cocoa nibs and burnt cereal. Finishes with citrus notes and lingering hoppiness. Such bright contrasting flavors.

Feels alright. Feels bright in the mouth. Loose and low carbonation. Medium to medium-light body. Not difficult to gulp.

I love the brash hoppiness versus the sweeter coffee notes. An experiment gone right. Excellently different. Unique and easy to revisit.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Special thanks to ThePorterSorter for sharing this one.

Poured into a 12oz. mug from a bottle.

Appearance- Ebony with a dark amber tinge. Appears quite red as it pours. Thin looking at first glance, settling to a nice darkness with a huge bubbly head that slowly falls. Nice looking in the glass.

Smell- Roasty cocoa with slightly burnt coffee aromas. Sweet milk chocolate hints with oatmeal tartness. There's also a slight chemical smell. Strange.

Taste- Bold smoky coffee, slight sugar creaminess, full flavor cigar tobacco, raisins, dark chocolate. Finishes slightly off, perhaps related to the strange smell. Strong bitter espresso aftertaste in the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel- The strong suit here. Smooth and creamy start to finish. Extra nice with a gulp full of the creamy head.

Overall- A solid easy drinking coffee stout. Alcohol hid very nicely in the flavor. A bit lighter and thinner than most oatmeal stouts, but flavorful and smooth. Would definitely drink again, if I can get some more. I would really like to try a draught offering.


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4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours into a black hole - no light escapes the glass. The head is a buffy tan and holds for a few minutes, then gradually becomes a skim of seafoam.

S: The aroma of barnyard hit me at the beginning, which was off-putting for me initially - but then that disappeared after a minute, giving way to toasted malt and coffee.

T: The taste was a very intense mocha with a good share of coffee flavor. Hops showed up in the swallow along with some bitter coffee.

M: The mouthfeel was smooth and silky - could have been a bit more substantial. Carbonation was forward throughout the tasting.

O: I enjoyed this with a melt-in-your-mouth pan-seared coffee rubbed NY sirloin with a demi glace made from the beer. The pairing was heavenly. Having a flashback (good one) right now. Will have to try this again all by itself.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with little or no light. Of white colored head - a finge or two at pour and disappates nicely to a layer on top of the beer. Lots of spotted lacing. Smells of dark malts and coffee. Taste brings the same but adds some chocolate notes. Overall good taste but also pulling in some vibrancy from maybe fruits & hops.

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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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