Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: English 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
Ranking:
#22,465
Reviews:
713
Ratings:
2,397
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
474
Trade:
4
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Photo of Extrajoker00
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewsby
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbb77
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Riff
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown almost black color with about a finger of tan head. Smells of pine hops, coffee, and licorice. Taste is chocolate brownie, licorice, a little hop bitterness towards the end. Medium body, flavors linger. Interesting, not bad, but not something I think I'll buy again.

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Photo of roarkty
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DanielMB
4.8/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

This is an absolutely superb coffee-oatmeal stout, significantly underrated, in my opinion. It pours a dark brown (like coffee) with a decent khaki head that recedes pretty quickly but leaves some nice lacing. The smell is of coffee, caramel, roasted brown sugar, toffee, and nuts, and the taste--incredibly!--follows suit. Troegs could just about market this is as a chocolate-caramel or caramel-toffee oatmeal stout, it's so tasty. The coffee is strong, but not overwhelming. One thing that could be better is the feel of this beer. For a coffee-oatmeal stout, it's a little bit thin. But still, an absolutely incredible beer, and one that I highly recommend.

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Photo of longarm
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black-typically stout....great head. Sticky lacing.

Aroma: Hops overlaid with roasted malt. Strong doses of licorice and maybe something like cardamom.

Flavor: chocolate cake, licorice appears in flavor too as it warms a little. Some oxidized roasted malt on along with hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: clean finish. No cloying.

I’ve always enjoyed this non-traditional stout but it’s not off style. It’s available year-round but tasty when weather gets cold.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Efoley46
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of burk1982
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeLoynes
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrosso
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Maouris
4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coryhk
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice look, ultra dark with a chocolate head. Scent of unsweetened dark chocolate and toasted malt with some sweetness to the nose. Flavorful with the coffee coming through on the flavor. I actually get an initial sweetness going into a bitter finish. Something slightly astringent towards the end. Creamy and thicker mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. Up my alley at least for one now and then.

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Photo of Eddieeight
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark
Doesn't smell like coffee although I think it should.
Taste is like the last bits of coffee left in your cup. Bitterness from the hops is big. This isn't as full bodied as I think it should be.
Overall I'd rather have some peche mortel

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Photo of brother_rebus
2.89/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Craven
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2,397 ratings