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RATINGS: 645   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle. Beautiful, classic pour -- pitch black with a fortress of a foam top. The aroma is muted, yet enticing enough, with a hint of sweet chocolate. Delicious drinker, too -- sweet and rich with a nice smooth body. (#3699, 10/18/2009)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3969) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Clouded brown pour. Light sweet aroma. Lightest aroma ever though. Slight feeling of hops but mainly malty. Not much coffee.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3124) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2009

9/27/2009: Tröegs JavaHead Stout... Aroma: Orangy citrus. Appearance: Near black in color; deep beige to ivory-colored head. Flavor: Tastes like The Flying Mouflan with some roast; coffee flavor nowhere to be found; quite hoppy overall. Palate: Medium-light to medium-body; thin mouthfeel for a stout. Overall: Tastes more like a dark/black IPA than a stout.

22 fl. oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #104 for this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2009
THIS IS A VERY IMPRESSIVE BREW. IT POURS A DARK RICH BLACK BUT LACKS THE RICH HEAD OF AN AVERAGE STOUT, ALTHOUGH IT HAS ONLY A SLIGHT COFFEE AROMA IT TASTES SUPRISINGLY OF WONDERFULL SLIGHTLY BITTER HOPS, PREMIUM COFFEE AND A HINT OF VANILLA , THE NICE LEVEL OF CARBONATION IT HAS LACES THE TOUNGE WELL, HARD TO BELIEVE ITS A STOUT I WOULD THINK IT WAS A BROWN ALE. VERY GOOD.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Light aroma of coffee and - surprisingly - hops. A decent stout if light bodied, some nice coffee flavor without much bitterness, cocoa, roasted barley, and a noticeable hop presence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2991) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
On cask at Chelsea Pier, NYC. Aroma is roasted coffee, and citrus/grapefruit hops. The appearance is true to the style, dark brown, tan head. The flavor is like the aroma - a roasted coffee note, and strong citrusy hops. Strange, but enjoyable. The finish was strictly citrus. Medium thick mouthfeel. Interesting. Good, just a little strange. Very hoppy for this style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3410) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Pours black, faint tan head. Aroma is gently of coffee and a bit of chocolate, but also quite a bit of a doughy yeasty note. Flavor matches, very surprised at the level of yeast flavor here. Honestly would not have pegged this as a coffee stout - I have had far more intense coffee notes from many stouts that never saw a drop of the beans. Rather light bodied too for a 7.5% beer. Faint citrus hops on the finish barely there, but detectable. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. Sort of a middling stout.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (917) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Pours pitch black with a medium tan head which stayed the entire time with some lacing. Looked great, and then I was disappointed by the extremely slight coffee aroma which was almost nonexistent. Decent coffee and malt flavor and medium bodied. This could be an awesome beer with a little stronger flavor and any kind of aroma at all. This is the worst beer from Troegs that I have tried, definitely a disappointment.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
From bomber. Light coffee bean aroma, lots of roasted barley and chocolate malt. Mild bitter smoky burnt nose, with light hop character. Bit of a sour tang in there, too. Dark, dark black body with foamy-creamy medium tan lacing head. Medium body, kinda chewy, with a bit of an oily finish and medium fizzy carbonation. Starts dry and bitter, with lots of burnt malt, chocolate and roasted barley. A touch of coffee and medium hop bitterness. There’s a little subdued vanilla in there with a bit of oaky quality. Big bitter dry finish with lasting roast on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2009
On cask at the Chelsea brewery cask festival. Toasty and toasty malt goodness. Some hop backing.


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