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RATINGS: 650   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redpooba (402) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2013
A dark syrup like beer with a simple white head. The aroma is of roasted malts and roasted coffee beans. The flavor is not overpowering from either front, and the finish is slightly bitter like coffee and then smoothed out from the stout. An enjoyable brew.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6804) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Jet black in colour, with a small, beige, head. New world hop and coffee bean aroma. yeasty, coffee and roasted malt flavours, with the coffee lingering for a very long time afterwards. A bit thin bodied for a stout, but pretty good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (408) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Drank from a 12oz bottle, purchased at Wegman’s, thank you Katrina!! Smells of coffee beans and roasted malts. The taste is smooth with a silky complexity that leaves with a nice, well done hop flavor. Good job, a good brew!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (354) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap@tophops,NYC. Opaque black color with brown head. Aroma has cocoa, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is a bit sweet and ends with a somewhat dry aftertaste. Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, ash.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (380) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015
BOD 1/29/15. Pours dark as a starless night. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. Rich nose of roast, coffee and dark chocolate. Light medium body with a smooth texture that is a touch oily and has creamy moments. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a fair amount in the finish. The outstanding flavor profile is intense (roast focused), complex and very well balanced. It begins with a burst of rich roast that fades into chocolate notes over a rising level of sweetness. The middle brings the coffee closer to the forefront over a mild bitterness that has distinct citric hop influence in addition to roast. Coffee is most noticeable in the finish over a receding sweetness and a lingering bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with toffee, vanilla, coffee, and pine . Roasted malt flavor with coffee, brown sugar and vanilla. Finishes with roasted bitterness and pine hops. Coffee aftertaste. Reminds me if Dead Reckoning with coffee. Thanks Maxbier.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (123) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee and malt sweetness. Nice lacing in the glass. Taste a lot of coffee. Medium mouth feel. Overall nice coffee stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (198) - - APR 9, 2015
4/9/15. 12 oz bottle. Pours near black w thin head. Nice but somewhat mild coffee roasty nose. Surprisingly thin mouth but pleasant. Not bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1020) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
Dark brown almost black in color , medium-sized white head. Aroma of caramel malt , coffee with touch of herbal, hoppy notes. Roasted caramel and coffee in smooth taste with pleasant coffee bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetporter (262) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2015
Pours a dark brown from a bottle. Good coffee/caramel/chocolate notes in the nose, flavor is a nice mocha, almost milkshakey moutfeel. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (856) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
12oz bottle. Black with one finger beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is more coffee and bitter, but still a nice stout.


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