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JavaHead Stout, first released as Scratch 15, contains a blend of locally roasted espresso and Kenyan coffee beans by St. Thomas Roasters in Linglestown, PA.

This recipe is based off of our original 2005 oatmeal stout. After the boil the hot wort passes through our hopback vessel packed full of whole leaf hops and a bed of coffee beans - akin to a French press - intensifying the coffee nose and releasing hints of coffee flavor. The result is a lush oatmeal mouthfeel balanced with cocoa, roast and subtle coffee flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (929) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Black with thin tan head. Hint of malt sweet aroma. Full mouth feel and sharp roast bite. Malt provides nice balance and body. Coffee offers some astringency and lingering flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
novice101 (308) - - FEB 14, 2014
This beer pours deep black with a khaki head, smells of coffee from when the bottle is opened, other things on the nose include some chocolate. The taste is some dark chocolate first then followed by the coffee which is great. This beer is also pretty thick

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (303) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
You get the coffee one would expect from this beer, but for a stout brewed with coffee beans, this is surprisingly hop forward. Pine and grass hops poke through the coffee notes that overlay the beer. Not much hop bitterness, but some expected coffee/roasty bitterness. Interesting beer, I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1657) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown body with a slightly cream head that’s tinted both tan & gray. Aroma has notes of oily coffee beans, roast, faint smoke, & a touch of chocolate malt. There’s a little creamy sweetness to back it up. Taste has notes of bitter coffee beans, borderline stale with lighter hints of cream, smoke, & roasted barley. Mouth feel could be a bit thicker. Finishes with a good balance of bitter & sweet. Pretty good coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (427) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Brewery tap. Pours black. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste follows. Excellent. All around stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tschof (57) - - FEB 8, 2014
Coffee all the way. Enjoyable stout from my personal favorite brewery. Recommend this one to chill with watching your favorite winter sport.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pretty heavy in the espresso/coffee department, otherwise pretty standard. A decent example of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (234) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
slight malt, slight coffee aroma. pitch black in color with a very frothy head. taste is malty with a good coffee taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MercyDevice (345) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pours a deep, dark brown with a foamy head. The coffee and chocolate notes are strong, but there is also a medicinal aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On tap great coffee taste smith with a hint if chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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