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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (401) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark black with no head. Aroma is coffee, lots of dark chocolate. Flavor is dark chocolate sweetness up front with coffee bitterness to the finish. Not boozy at all. While clearly not an imperial stout, it’s very good and doesn’t have that wateriness that some weaker stouts sometimes have. Decent mouthfeel not as creamy as I’d like but understandable given that this isn’t a milk stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (413) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Draft. Pours dark brown, nearly black with a thin creme colored head that lingers. smells like a chocolate shake. Thick and chewy with a mild coffee flavor. Slightly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (336) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Tap at mellow mushroom. Color is perfect dark brown almost black. Nose is smoke and espresso with sugar. Full body and thick. Full coffee up front and it powers thru. A very good if not great coffee stout. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidS80 (14) - - JUN 28, 2014
Pours a dark brown, deep tan head, aroma of dark roasted malt and coffee. Also something strange I cannot put my finger on. Taste smooth, sweet, slight bitterness, coffee undertones. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown/black with a creamy foam tan head. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes of the latter with oatmeal, vanilla, and licorice thrown into the mix. Medium bodied beer with medium carbonation. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1928) - - JUN 11, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-18-12 Served in a pint glass on cask Appearance – Served a deep brown nearly black color. The head was almost non existent upon serving, with only the lightest amount of foam on the surface of the beer. Smell – The aroma is of coffee and some roasted malt and chocolate notes. There is a very light sweet sugary aroma as well, giving a somewhat sweet coffee drink smell. Taste – The taste is quite roasty malt up front. The coffee then shows up on the scene more toward the middle of the of the taste. It starts out more on the bitter side but then sweetens slightly with some more milk chocolate coffee toward the end. Towards the very end the sweetness seems to lose ground however, giving way to the more bitter detected earlier on. At the end it leaves the tongue with a malty and oaty bitterness. Mouthfeel – The body is a little above average in creaminess and quite fitting for the style. Being a cask, this beer was quite low in the carbonation level; enhancing the creaminess, but yet a bit too low and leaving something to be desired. Overall – It was an alright drinking experience, although I do remember it being better when had from a bottle (non-cask).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1289) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Pours an opaque dark brown with toffee colored head. Taste of intense coffee, dark chocolates, and roasted malts. Aroma of coffee and roasty malts.

   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 (2499) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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.

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