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RATINGS: 682   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 13/20
deyholla (9944) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle. Poured a black with a nice thick muddy brown head that lasted throughout. Aroma was full of coffee notes, with plenty of roasted notes and a slight oat undertone. Flavor was well balanced with roast, coffee and a bit of cocoa. I picked up a slight undertone of citrus hops near the middle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8060) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Pours brownie brown with thin tan head. The aroma is sweet malts, some modest roastiness, caramel, black strap molasses, fudge brownie crumbs and a dash of chocolate. The taste is smooth and somewhat thin with burnt malts, a touch of chocolate, some black licorice, coffee and a dash of earthiness to keep things interesting. It actually gets fuller in body toward the finish leaving pretty bold roastiness into the after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2010
20090919 Bomber from State Line. Mostly black color with medium, tan head. Typical mild coffee stout, roasty, light cocoa, coffee dregs. Some pleasant earthiness to the flavor keeps it multidimensional. Herby. Coffee flavors are mild but persistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
(Sample Date: 10/3/2009 Source:Other) Bottle courtesy of Maniac. Stout brewed with coffee beans. Floral hop aroma with roast and coffee. Black with large fine creamy tan head that persists. Fresh coffee bean flavor that is lightly astringent. Floral grassy hop flavor. Medium body with roasty coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Bomber shared by Willblake. Pours a nice deep amber brown- not even close to black- moderate frothy head. Aroma is roasted barley- old stale coffee grinds, mild chocolate and minty earthiness. Flavor is dull coffee, nothing too intense or fresh, biscuit nutty roast, slight astringent ashy burnt malts, mint, chocolate, with some earthy sassafras root. A bit of a letdown from Troegs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
I was well in the bag by the time I had this one. But i remember being underwhelmed. Decent coffee presence, toasted malts. A bit thin and coffee was a bit stale tasting. Left a astringent bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1673) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Push me off a cliff I’m done. My scribblings are punctuated by a scribbly face with X’s for eyes and a nice smile and a stupid look. Coffee was not overdone on this one. Finish was a bit watery, like seaport roach coach coffee. Go beer club!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bonster (181) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bomber from coldbrewky for beeeer tasting night. Pours a dark brown with a tan color head. The most captivating thing about this beer was the complete honeycomb pattern that materialized from the frothy head. Quite delightful indeed. As for the beer itself the aroma was very subdued and the flavor almost featured more hops than coffee in my opinion. It is creamy and smooth however, but I just expected more coffee bean punch from something labeled Java Head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5485) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Bomber. Nose of chocolate, coffee, citric hops, not really roasty but some smooth mocha-y and vanilla powder. Pleasant. Pitch pour with a large creamy, rocky tan head. Taste is dry and lightly sour, rounded and smooth feel, low carbonation, coffee et al are low and restrained. Light body, long dry aftertaste, lightly beany but again, zero trace of roast. There’s some nice complexity here in a style not always known for it, but I much prefer a different direction (to the other side of the spectrum). [2010.01.05: 3.3]

Bottle, different label (now black instead of ... light brown? Tan?. I do like the acrid-citric combination here, and the smooth fresh roast coffee is really appealing combined with the sludgy malt and excellent chocolate tones. Great lightly smoky aftertaste tinged with lemon, medium bitterness. [2016.04.09: 3.4]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Poured pitch black from a 22oz bottle. Aroma of coffee with chocolate notes. And frothy, tan head. A light sweetness with a soft carbonation. Nice brew.

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