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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1443) - 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 (352) - 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 (56) - - 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 (1466) - 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 (223) - 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 (340) - 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 (239) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On tap great coffee taste smith with a hint if chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kespecial (6) - - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
Pours almost opaque black, tan head that quickly dissipates. Coffee on the nose, not overpowering. Tastes of dark chocolate, more coffee, very dry, pleasantly bitter with a fair bit of hops. Reminds me of a less hoppy, lower abv Storm King. Great brew, though there’s a lot of competition in this category. Would be a fine breakfast beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
bottle at Blue Monk. medium bodied black pour. dark chocolate, roasted dark malts & coffee in both aroma and flavor. good stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Great brew. Smells sweet and notes of coffee malt. Good tasting brew with the java shining through. Wonderful brew.

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