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RATINGS: 649   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paulp (20) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Poured dark with a tan head, roasty coffee/chocolate aroma with some hops in there, a little bit of a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2009
This thing was an odd concoction of which I was not fond of, despite being a Troegs fan. It was like their hop series amber ales but dark and black, quite nasty in combination. Not sure if they intended to make a black IPA type deal, but the citrus hops did not match at all with the roast and black flavors, none of which had a lot of character in them anyway (was this really a stout, coffee quite lacking?). Put me to sleep. Appearance was dark brown with reddish hues, small head. Mouthfeel was moderately bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KornDogg (548) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Tall tan head with a hoppy coffee aroma... taste of hops followed by coffee with a bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5497) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1879) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3011) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1844) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5158) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2038) - 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.

   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.

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