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: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Black as night with a creamy tan head.

S - Roasted malt, black coffee, hints of citrus.

T - Loads of black coffee bitterness on the palate mixed with earthy roast and fresh citrus. There is some sweetness throughout to balance the hops and bitter coffee.

M - Medium body, creamy and silky. Average carbonation with a dry finish.

O - A very tasty coffee stout with a surprising citrus element that blends perfectly with the coffee. The alcohol is hidden well making this a very drinkable ale.

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Photo of denver10
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours black with a light brown head that recedes to the edges. Aroma seems rather underwhelming to for what I was expecting. I am not really getting much coffee, seems like I am getting some hops though offering a line pine, some licorice? on top of a roasted malt base. Flavor is as underwhelming as the aroma, and slightly off putting. Really crappy coffee, licorice?, some sugars from the oats, roasted malts, and a slightly bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is nice, fuller bodied and creamy. Overall, what a disapointment. Perhaps, however, this was my fault for drinking a Breakfast Stout right before this, if the opportunity presents itself I will have to give this another (and maybe more fair) chance.

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 10/03/12.

A: Pours a dark brownish black with a 1 finger khaki head that dissipates in a few minutes. Leaves some lacing on the sides.

S: Get coffee grounds up front with a slightly bitter hop backing. Also get a sweet malt or fruit as it warms.

T: Smooth malty notes with ample coffee. Sweet with dark fruits. Booze is a little noticeable. Coffee and bitterness linger in the after taste.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Perhaps a little thin considering the booze.

Overall another enjoyable brew by Troegs. Could have a little more body and maltiness but still pulls through as a great stout.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: pours black with a massive three fingers of creamy coffe colored head... Nice retention and excellent lacing.

S: not as much coffe as I expected on the nose... Even at room temp this beers aroma is in the subtle side... I get a bit of chocolate, a touch of roasted malts, a bit of earthy hops.

T: again, not nearly as much coffe as one would expect from a brew named java head, I get some dry chocolate and subtle roasted malts, along with a touch of coffee, along with some earthy hops, particuarly on the finish.

M: medium bodied, with some slickness And low medium creamy carbonation. Dry on the finish with a touch if bitterness. Wish this had a little more heft and creamyness. Very drinkable though... Goes down super easy.

O: a solid stout, tasty in its own right, although I would have perfected a bit more coffe and a bit more heft, perhaps an impy version of this brew, with some dialed up coffee, and this would be seriously awesome... Solid just the same though.

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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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