Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

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85
very good
2,337 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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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Photo of BeerForHokie
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a large DFH snifter which may be the reason for its little to no head. The pour first came out a medium brown color, looking almost like syrup. Beer in glass is very dark.

The oatmeal smell is very apparent, any coffee smell is lacking.

The beer is extremely drinkable with a very smooth mouthfeel, I find my glass with much less in it than expected every time I look at it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of russwbeck
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this beer at Troegs' new brewery, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream added.

Appearance
The ice cream takes this beer from black to a coffee brown with a huge brown head. The crazy mix of melting ice cream and head build a shield on the glass and lace beautifully. Ice cold to the touch. The head retention is unlike any other, and honestly is part of the treat.

Aroma
The smell is crazy sweet with a really nice added amount of coffee roast. The ice cream really dominates the aroma, but I love it.

Taste
Again the taste has been dominated by the ice cream, but what I have in my hand is delicious. Coffee and roast remain from the Java Head but the sweetness and vanilla from the ice cream add a really decadent character. The head can even be assessed in this category, as it acted like a thick sort of syrup atop the beer.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability
The beer is thick--like a dessert get it? The huge sweetness does hurt the drinkability a tad, but I'm not complaining. The beer stays really cold forever.

Value
$7 for a pint is pretty high for PA, but I'd say if you're at the brewery you have to try it. I also recommend you tweak it at home to your preference and save a few bucks.

Overall
Overall a phenomenal new experience. As the ice cream melts it blends even more with the beer. It's unreal. I really hope they do a big chocolate stout, the float of that would be amazing.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a lighter brown with 1 finger, tan head.

S - Fairly sweet licorice smell, notes of chocolate and oatmeal, dark fruit.

T - Starts rather sweet and chocolatey, like cocoa. Fades into some bitter hops and finishes with a good amount of bitter coffee. Not at all unpleasant, but nothing really standing out here.

M - A bit thin-bodied, even for an oatmeal stout.

Overall - A decent brew. Not outstanding by any means, but pleasant and tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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