Tröegs Java Head Stout | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,334 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:
2,334
Reviews:
698
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.61%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
451
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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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

Photo of sisterofba
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hunteraw
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srfou
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jkolls
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oopssorryy
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, bordering on black, with a generous fluffy tan head sitting up top. The head shrinks, but never fully disappears, and leaves fantastic lacing, really some of the best I've seen, on par with what I got from Deschutes Black Butte. The nose is dominated with the scent of cold black coffee. If you look, you can find hints of dark chocolate and soft fruit. Cold, the beer is straight black coffee, both in flavor and bitterness. As it starts to warm you get some toffee, caramel, and dark chocolate notes, and the bitterness dies down.

My particular bottle was very flat, with little carbonation felt or seen. Overall, this is a miss for me. Too coffee forward, and little else, along with poor feel leaves me disappointed. It reminds me of Bells Java Stout, another Coffee Stout I thought was too heavy on the coffee.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

great looking brew, nose has some hoppy bitter notes, some coffee and roasted malts. mouthfeel is on the light side.

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Photo of nater919
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of burnstar
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peyton5410
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lunchboxhead
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ikeithbot
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Near black, nice frothy head after the pour. Leaves spotty lacing around my stout glass.
S: Bit of chocolate, coffee, sweetness.
T: Sweetness up front, then balanced by coffee at the end. A little bit of chocolate notes throughout.
M: Slightly on the thick side. Love how the bitterness of the coffee lingers on the back of the tongue.
O: Pretty pleasant beer, although I would probably only have one in a session. Maybe slightly above middle of the road for this beer in its category

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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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