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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (237) - 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 (346) - 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 (251) - 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 (5900) - 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 (601) - 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.

   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 (13) - - 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

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