on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into tulip. Pours a nice dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is obviously of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is moderately sugary, with slight acidity (from the coffee I guess). Body is medium-light with a slickish thin texture. Carbo is light-average. Overall, a good, solid coffee stout with no perceivable flaws, but not so special at the same time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shens (2) - East Bridgewater, USA - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
Great tasting stout with a light coffee aroma and taste, Dark pour and minimal head. Favorite stout this year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2274) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was black in color with some nice light brown tinges around the edges. There was a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated into the darkness of the beer. The lacing that was there was light and stringy. The smell was roasty and had a nice element of bitter coffee and a decent layer of oatmeal balancing it all out. It kinda smells very similar to their Dead Reckoning. No worries as that’s just as good a beer if anything. The taste was sweet, bitter and roasty all blending well and leads into a very dry coffee and slightly oatmeal-like aftertaste. There was a dry sweet finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium in body with a quality that wants to be sessionable but isn’t as much as one may want. The carbonation is smooth and rolls over my mouth and tongue very nicely. Overeall, I say this is a good oatmeal stout well worthy of having again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (719) - ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Bottle at oatmeal stouts tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Dark brown-black with a nice beige creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and grassy hops. Taste - sweet, roasted malts, coffee, straw, low-medium bitterness, quite tasty. Medium-bodied, creamy texture. Easy drinking. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Black opaque pour, with a sticky tan head. Aroma is rating coffee, bitter chocolate and hops. Taste is similar, nice coffee/ chocolate bomb with an ending hop note. Chocolate lingers a bit at the end along with some dryness and a touch of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimsal27 (257) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Nice stout. Didn’t get much coffee but overall a good stout. Definetly a stout you can drink more than one of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2146) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to growler. Poured into a snifter. Medium light brown head. Nose is full of milk chocolate with a touch of dark coffee, but not too much to be overpowering. Taste is decadent dark chocolate covered coffee beans. a full, thick, and chewy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, slightly silky on the palate as well. wow, this is very nice. Not too astringent, thin, or acrid like a lot of bad coffee beers. This could be one of the better straight up coffee stouts I have had in a while. Thanks, Scott

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (346) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into snifter..dark brown with 2 finger tan head..strong coffee,espresso, oatmeal aroma..tastes exactly as it smells..not too carbonated..dry..very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - APR 12, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown, opaque, with a decent and lacy mocha head. Rich coffee nose, roasted malt, some dark chocolate and faint ash. Intense coffee flavors, highly roasted malts, grassy hops, medium bitterness, faint anise notes and some alcohol. Medium bodied, quite flavorful, somewhat creamy but a bit solvent. Cool

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oOJUXEOo (300) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Very enjoyable stout! On tasting tour at Troegs. Dark brown and small head appearance. Roasted malt gives tastes of chocolate and coffee. Minimal hop presence, hearty but not overbearing mouthfeel.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 63

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50