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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at otto’s. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roasted chocolate, coffee beans, oats, and some chocolate. Very nice stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
12oz bottle from a fantasy baseball win. Pitch black ale with a small, very creamy, light brown head. Espresso and chocolate nose. Well-balanced, rich and very flavorful. Sweet, chocolatey flavor up front, then bitter, burnt espresso grounds and charcoal. medium-bodied with a light mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (182) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Pint at Piper's Pub in Pittsburgh. Black with thin tan head. Strong coffee aroma with a little chocolate. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Amazing aroma Smells amazing. One of my favorite beers. Great Dark and tasty. Tastes like sweet Java

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2110) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from City Swiggers, New York, NY. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Coffee, malty aroma. Tastes similar, coffee, malty, hint of chocolate, slight bitterness. Decent stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"high expectations, so just a bit of a letdown for a good brewery and a favorite style. tasty but a little thin. definitely one dimensional. ok, maybe two...sweet coffee and bitter hops. that’s it. not bad, but coulda been a contender."

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shack70 (2) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
As with other Troegs beers its a bit hoppy. Coffee taste is a little too strong and has a heavy after taste. Not bad for a once in a while but not anything you would want to drink on a regular basis

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (864) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 23, 2014
Drought. Pours dark brown with small foamy beige head, coffee beans aroma, low carbonation, sweetish coffee taste, long finish. The sweet taste is a bit too strong.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (104) - - SEP 20, 2014
Layers of sweet bready malt. Chocolate, low roast. Coffee is nicely balanced but maybe a little bitter. Good one, pretty drinkable, but an A-/B+ for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1417) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bitter java stout, with a pungent pine and resin character. Lots of coffee, too, with a bitter roast to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VAYankee (332) - Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Black body with little to no head. Roasted malt, coffee aroma. Tastes mostly of coffee and roasted malt. Strong bitter, roasted malt, licorice aftertaste. Medium bodied, creamy, softly carbonated palate.


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