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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 15/20
sturmthis (1044) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
12oz bottle. Black with one finger beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is more coffee and bitter, but still a nice stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Mash, grains, slight roasted aromas. Earthy, roasted, grains, slight bitter, and very slight coffee bean flavors. Was really surprised by this beer. Didn’t really get very much of the coffee notes and generally just not that great. My least favorite of the Troegs that I’ve had since they started distro in NC about 6 months ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3795) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2015
12 oz bottle Pours very dark brown, opaque in the glass, with a tan head that has good retention and leaves spots of lacing on the glass. Medium-full and smooth body with near medium carbonation that seems just right. The aroma is a nice mix of dark chocolate, coffee and dark roasted grains. The flavor also has a nice balance, with a modest but obvious coffee addition that mixes with the malts rather than masking them. Excellent sweet-bitter balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Numerous bottles of this. Dark brown color with a tan head. Smell is full coffee and chocolate malts; nothing else really. Sweet, coffee flavor, easy drinking - improves as it warms. Really good stuff actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porter_girl (1) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
This beer inspired me to open a rate beer account. Smooth and silky with amazing roasted coffee bean flavors. Purchased in Pennsylvania and will definitely be bringing some back to Canada with me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (804) - Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Dark black/brown with brown head. Aroma lots of light/medium roast coffee. Flavor is mocha, chocolate milk, mild coffee and dark chocolate bitterness in the finish. Very nice coffee stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
bottled - has a bitter coffee taste (but not in a negative way). Nice dark color. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duchammer (157) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle: poured dark brown with a tan head. Nice semi sweet chocolate and roast combo. I had a hard time deciphering the roasted barley and roasted coffee beans but this beer was a delicious nice balance or roast malt and lactose sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5660) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
Tap. Pours black. Bit grey hrad. Smell is roasted coffee, some ash, bit sweetness. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, ash, some bitterness. Slightly sweet. Some oats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1698) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Troegs Java Head Stout Pours a dark brown black liquid with a thin head of small brown bubbles. Nose is a slightly sweet roasted coffee aroma. Taste is also a lightly sweet coffee taste with just a hint of good coffee bitters on the end. the texture is lightly carbonated and somewhat fluid. It’s like a good black coffee with sugar in beer form.

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