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RATINGS: 685   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2009
22oz. – The Wine Source. Black, tan creamy head. Cold pressed coffee and roasted chocolate-like aromas warm to soft vanilla cream swirls. Dark cocoa and medium roast coffee flavors are well rounded by a light backend bitterness. Light to medium bodied and smooth, soft carbonation, drying bittersweet finish. Well done…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 ~ Purchased this 22 oz bomber from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. Pours dark brown with a nice creamy tan head. Smell is of roasted malt and coffee followed by some light hops, and a touch of caramel. Hops make a strong appearance in the taste. More than I had expected from a stout brewed with coffee beans. A bitter coffee taste makes its presence up front, and is mellowed out (only just a pinch) by sweetness from the chocolate malts. The body is a little skimpy for the style. At 7.5% ABV, this is a nice drinker that went down smooth without any problems. Coming into this, I expected a little more than what I actually received. Overall, a nice effort by Troegs, and will revisit this one again. ~

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5466) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2009
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron. Poured a dark black with a large foamy light beige head and a good amount of visible yeast from the end of the bottle. The aroma has no visible coffee notes despite their claim of coffee being added. What is there is a good amount of chocolate and orange that seems to be common in a good amount of stouts and sadly the absence of the coffee really brings this one down a notch or two. The body of this brew is medium with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly chalky finsih. The flavor, upon mucho warming, shows some coffee qualities but still slight compared to something like Breakfast Stout. The remainder of the flavors are citrus rind, chocolate, floral hops, roastiness and slight earth notes. Despite being very lax in the coffee area this is one decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle Pours a nice black with a good tan head. The head is frothy and lasting. It also laces quite well. The aroma is good with plenty of coffee and a touch of hops. Has a decent carbonation. The flavor is good, plenty of bitter chocolate with nice coffee kickers. Has a medium body. The texture is lightly thick. Has a good finish with a good aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle from jessup plaza. Deep dark brown color with a medium light brown head. aroma is chocolate, coffee, light hop aromas and some oak. Taste is very drinkable with lots of chocolate and some coffee. Bitter chocolate lingers on the palate. Somewhat oily but that doesnt make it bad. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle from the brewery. So very good. Tasty stout flavors as well as tasty coffee flavors, not overwhelming the tasty stout. All around good.

   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 (3027) - 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 (569) - 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 (5983) - 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).

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