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RATINGS: 679   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 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 (1667) - 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 (5461) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Sampled at Barrios’ Sausage Fest 2010! Pours a great near black with decent brown head. Nose is a little on the weak side of old coffee. Flavor is roasty, cocoa, coffee. A little astringent, but still a tasty beer. Love the label art.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a lacing tan head with a dark brown body. Aromas of roasted, dark bread flavors with a hint of coffee. Flavors of toasted bread, molasses, old coffee that is faint. Finish is sticky and bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2010
dark pour with a cream soda head. Thin and sour. Surprise. But not a good one. It’s really astringent old coffee in flavor. Disappointment.

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