Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Java Head StoutTröegs Java Head Stout
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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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Ratings: 2,343 |  Reviews: 702
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour has a nice milky tan head and some lacing on the glass. Almost a black non-see through, terrific looking stout. Not much on the nose. A bit of chocolate and cocoa but very faint. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth. To my surprise, extremely hoppy for a stout. Would not classify as an "oatmeal stout". To me, more of an imperial stout. Nice cocoa, liquidy chocolate taste with an unexpected hop flavor on the back end. A pretty good brew, maybe well above average.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Fadefury
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown with 2 inch rocky head that lasts a good bit

S - Coffee up front, with slight hop smell in the back

T - Roasted grainy flavors, with strong coffee. Slight oatmeal/cocoa flavors. You can tell the higher level of alcohol

M - Mild carbonation and creaminess. Thick/strong body

O - Decent oatmeal stout. Not sure if I'd get again, due to the price not fitting the quality.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dafizzif
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque very dark brown, almost black. Bountiful tan/mocha head. Loads of lacing down the glass. Pretty awesome looking.

Smell: Mainly chocolate with a good bit of roasted malts. Not much coffee really and just a touch of hops. Bottom line: not as coffee dominant as I would like, but still a very pleasant scent.

Taste: Bitter, roasted malts and much more coffee than the nose. The coffee is still lacking and fairly subservient to the roasted malts. A dash of tasty, dark chocolate and a hint of hops present.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation and a medium to slightly thick body.

Overall: A very nice brew though it is lacking in what it promised to deliver: coffee! There are many better stouts out there, but there are also much worse. More coffee, especially in the nose could have made this an amazing standout.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-01-15 in Columbia, PA

A - Opaque dark brown with a 2-finger dark tan head that sticks around.

S - Bread and light coffee latte

T - Dark roasted grain, pumpernickle bread, bold coffee, very little chocolate. Not too sweet. Finishes with a dark roasted coffee bitterness and burnt caramel.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Moderately creamy but not quite as thick as I like. Certainly thicker than a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout.

O - Pretty decent but not as good as Terrapin Wake N Bake or the even more impressive Founders Breakfast Stout.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown with copper head

S- Smell coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, metallic smell to it

T- This beer is a mess. I was surprised because I love Troegs and I love the style. Tasted mostly a roasted malt, some coffee, but not a good coffee- more like a stale coffee taste. Some chocolate and sweetness. Oatmeal. Leaves a metallic aftertaste

M- this, light body. too light for the style. Medium carbonation

O- not something that I would drink again

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65.1% out of 100 with 2,343 ratings
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