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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Poured two bottles into a tall .5 litre glass. Very drinkable stout. The head did not hold up very well. Deep dark impressive color that I could not shine a bright light through. There is a slight maltiness that weaves its way through the slightly bitter coffee flavor. Like coffee? Like stout? This is for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
Java head uses expresso to give this stout it's distinctive coffee aroma and strong coffee taste with a hoppy bitterness. The totally black color reminds one of strong black coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
iStout (11) - - JAN 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Big, Bold Coffee Stout ! Coffee dominates, which I love. Dry, not sweet and no vanilla or hops to screw it up. It’s not in the same league as Imperial Stouts, but it’s good. Enjoy...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mebradway (1) - Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
Great tasting stout whether bottled or on tap. Makes a great breakfast beer as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (243) - Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Coffee and cocoa. Pours a deep black with little to no head and good lacing. Smooth and balanced. Decent body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Poured a deep black/brown with a thick and fluffy light tan head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, coffee, and a hit of licorice. Taste is coffee, chocolate, smoke with a thick feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Sampler at the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Tastes like mild coffee and mild chocolate, grains, wheat. Very light bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells malty, nutty, and like light chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled 14APR11 A: pours brown, dark brown with a transient finger of light latte head. This leaves an etched surface with a ringlet left. no lace. S: chocolate, dark chocolate. Some astringent, tannic quality and coffee grounds with a dry overall feel. T: This is where the money is made: great cocoa, leather, toasted malts, dry and sweet oats. Nice flavor. M: Medium bodied with moderate carb and semi dry finish. O: Good beer. Worth having several times. I would pick this up regularly as an extra for folks or a party favor. Nice beer, approachable. Serving type: bottle 12-27-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
Black pour, thick small head. Low carbonation. Light feel, coffee taste and aroma, strongest on the aftertaste. Medium body. Hidden alcohol. On tap at Gingerman, NYC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Dark and opaque with a nice tan head. Aroma is coffee, coca, and a touch of vanilla. Good body with typical black malt flavors. Slightly astringent and ash in the finish.

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