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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Pours dark brown with a large tan lingering head that stiicks to the sides of the glass. Lacking a little bit of the coffee flavor but leaves a nice thick coating in your mouth. Smooth, creamey with a silky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2009
22 ounce bottle thanks to hopdog. Pours a almost totally dark brown color with a very thick brown head with lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet, nutty notes, light chocolate and milk. A rich oat flavor, sweet milky coffee, light bitter coffee beans. Easygoing and full flavored. A soft palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Big thanks to machfive55. Dark brown pour, black in the glass, with an open, frothy tan head. Glasscoating lace. Faint coffee aroma. Flavor pairs iced coffee with the fruitier roasted malt flavors, cherry, strawberry, licorice. Chocolate and fig bringing up the bittersweet finish. Medium body, palate is slightly dry and very lively with a smooth, creamy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Dark brown with a big brown long lasting head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and some hops. Flavor of roasted malts finishes with coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of hops and some roasted malts. Flavor is mild-not overpowering coffee, roasted malts, and a slightly hop-bitter end. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
bottle. pours a deep brown with a foamy tan head. Notes of coffee, milk chocoalte, malt balls, toffee. very smooth and creamy. good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2009
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy, who shared it at the Houston RB Tasting in October. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is of coffee. Taste is of coffee. Mouthfeel is thin and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Draft. Pours deep black, almost obsidian, with an amberish, creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, pepper, spice, roasted malts, smoke, and hints of hops. Medium bodied for a stout, but pleasantly so. Satisfying, rich moutfeel with a long, spicy finish. Very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Sample at the gingerman, NYC.... It’s dark in here but it looks pretty close to black with a frothy light tan head... Aroma of roast and very mild coffee notes...Roasted malt and cocoa make up the flavors. Kind of dull and lacking in assertiveness. Soft carbonation and somewhat thin palatewise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5565) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, coffee, a touch of hops and a strong amount of oatmeal. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong assertive roasted malt flavour with nuts, caramel and a small amount of coffee flavouring at the end. Aftertaste shows a rather bitter nutty beer with a lactic taste, plenty of roasted oatmeal and some light coffee scents. Overall, a good beer - strong, but not overly bitter - the coffee comes out well and is the leading characteristic, but doesn’t overpower the other stuff. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 02-October-2009 sampled in Washington on 17-October-2009.

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