Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,328 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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:
2,328
Reviews:
693
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
449
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,328 |  Reviews: 693
Photo of whattheshelley
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to FriedSlug for this trade!

A dark ominous pour forming a 1/2 finger of beige bubbly head.

Aroma of peppery black coffee bean covered in chocolate. Some basic caramel, crystal, and cocoa malts are also detected.

Strong coffee flavor with suggestions of chocolate, some stale oats, slight cocoa. Stale milk, peppers.

Feel is creamy, very watery, semi-carbonated, and a dry coffee roasty finish.

Overall, pretty underwhelming. I was hoping for more but alas this did not meet my expectations. Won't return to.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LucilleToo
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zach_Fehrman
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Stout does a very poor job of masking the alcohol level of 7.5%. Tastes like coffee and dark chocolate but the aftertaste of alcohol is very prevalent. However, the pour was very nice with a nice thick head that maintained itself for a while.

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Photo of Scottbosley
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Yummy beer. Pours well and taste great.

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Photo of k47k
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmickdds32
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of RAFH
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of I3eer
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a black color with a thin short lived dark tan to brown head that settles very slowly leaving a short lacing on the glass.

The nose is strong with dark chocolate, chili, salt, coffee, alcohol, and grass notes.

The taste is a hopped up stout with great bitterness and undertones of fruit. I detect notes of very dark chocolate, coffee, coriander, nutmeg, cloves, alcohol, and pine resin.

The mouthfeel is rich and perfect for a stout.

Overall an exceptional beer with fantastic flavors. I highly recommend it.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours jet black with a thick fluffy mocha colored head that lasts forever. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - Roasted malts stand out, sweet dark chocolate, black coffee, some vanilla and a hint of smoke.

Flavor - The main flavors that stand out are roasted malts and coffee. Undertones of dark chocolate and a bit of charred flavor as well.

Feel - Heavy thick feel that is normal to oatmeal stouts, well carbonated.

Overall - I thought this beer was really well done, I was afraid the coffee would not be as noticeable but the flavors were great.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep ebony color with a tight, mocha head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of the coffee and roasted, charred notes.

Tastes of the coffee and some fruits. Coffee notes lead off before some chocolate and brown sugar. This gives to some citrus and a bit of berries. About of oats in the middle. Roasted bitterness comes towards the end along with acrid, charred malt notes. Fiinishes with a bit of lingering fruits and coffee.

Mouth feel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid coffee stout, but could be a little smoother.

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Photo of dd43
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on draft, was pretty decent overall. There was a spice aroma that I couldn't quite place, it was cinnamon like but meandered more towards nutmeg I think. Might have been a coffee note given the makeup of this beer. Very drinkable, roast bitterness was pleasant and not overpowering. Oats provided a silkiness to the mouthfeel, which lent a luxurious sort of quality to the light cocoa aroma that you get when you initially smell this beer.

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Photo of Jbalintjr
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smb71481
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nwhittin
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tröegs Java Head Stout from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 2,328 ratings.
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