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RATINGS: 616   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5229) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown to near black, opaque pour. Tall, thick, brown head. Spotty lacing all over the glass once the head recedes. Aroma is strong roasted malt, bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is also strong roasted malt, bigger coffee notes, dark chocolate, bitter hops and oddly enough some fruit on the back end. Body is medium-full with a dense, creamy carbonation and a lingering bitterness. Ends with more roasted malt, coffee notes, dark chocolate, cocoa, bitter hops, and more fruit (light melon, some citrus fruit and hint of grape).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1778) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Brown black with a brownish crema colored head. Aroma is sweet, with coffee, caramel, chocolate, and citrusy hops. Nice bitterness with no lingering or cloying coffee component. Citrus hops present throughout. $6/22oz

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2009
From a bottle poured black with a fair amount of head. Nice sweet malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste of coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Very interesting citrusy hoppy aroma. Dark brown pour, small head. Weak stout beer with a lot of citrusy hops. I dunno, I’m not fond of the citrusy hops in a stout. I can taste roast, but not really a lot of flavor. This didn’t work well for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
This one poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was thick dark coffee, burnt even, very roasted with not hints of sweetness. Flavor was pretty disappointing, very burnt roastedness, but nothing else to balance it else, very thin as well for a stout. I hope this wasnt really based off the oatmeal stout because that was an awesome beer and much better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1684) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 10, 2009
22 ounce bottle in snifter. Dark brown black with flat head and lace. Roasted coffee grounds mild chocolate earth and wood aroma. Lightly roasted coffee mild chocolate dark fruit mild oat tang earth woody flavor with mild lingering hop bitterness and grassiness. Medium-light mouthfeel. Pretty decent, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bomber from Chinese Laundry Six Pack!? Poured dark with tan foam head. Roast coffee light aroma. Palate on the mild side, malt smooth with very light roast. Not tasting much of the Java, earthy and a little soapy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
bomber from grape & gourmet. pours a deep, dark, black with a thick, tan head, and solid lacing. aroma is mellow but very nice with bitter roast coffee, dark chocolate, earthy hops, and a touch of dark fruit. flavor is nice as well with bitter, roasted espresso, bakers chocolate, a bit of vanilla, and earthy hops with a slightly lactic, dry finish. palate is medium bodied and very smooth with solid carbonation. overall, a decent stout but a bit mellow in terms of the coffee flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bomber. Pours black with a medium sized but frothy brown head with nice lacing left. Very faints hints of coffee in the nose, very mellow aroma. Bitter start, mocha with afaint hint of coffee, finishes with a bitter hop touch and a bit a lingering sourness. Pretty thick but goes down easy. Not bad, very drinkable, but nothing spectacular.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Beautiful black with a tan head. Not as much aroma as I would have expected. Coffee, chocolate and very earthy. Taste is more of the same with a very nice hop bitterness. Very smooth finish. Another good one from the brothers.


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