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RATINGS: 672   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6053) - 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 (2452) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3045) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1821) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
bottle Pours a nice midnight black body with nice head. Aroma is faint chocolate, coffee and hops. The coffee is very subtle and the overall brew is very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2009
poured thick with a 2 finger chocolate milk colored head. super dark body with no light penetrating the glass. has lacing around the glass with the head hanging around as it sits. medium bodied with definate hits of coffee, i am going to guess, dark roast coffee beans. taste bitter dark chocolate with an aftertaste of hops on the tip of my tounge. the aftertaste is subtle and does hang around to long. the beer is very thick with a nice co2 level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a two inch tan head. Aroma is full of bitter and roasted coffee with some light chocolate and bitter hops. Flavor is a nice bitter coffee bite at the beginning with a rather pronounced hop backbone. Following that is a nice dark malt middle with a rather balanced bitter and chocolate coffee finish. Rather nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2009
Just sampled some of this tonight at Shorty’s in NYC. A really tasty brew. Highly robust, with a deep coffee flavor. Coffee reigns, in the nose, the taste and in the aftertaste. Each is somewhat unique, though, and the overall experience is quite complex. I also detected notes of caramel and chocolate, as is to be expected. A good bit malty. Very savory.

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