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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Pours black as should be, not much head which doesn’t last, nice roasty aroma, very subtle coffee flavor is not overwhelming and is tasteful, could be better in most respects but is a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Stoutly black with a small tan head and nice lacing. Roasted malts and toffee shine in the aroma as the coffee takes an unexpected back seat. Flavors focus on a traditional stout platform of smooth roastiness, coffee and dark fruit. Floral and herbal hops add a nice balancing touch. Full bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1141) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured thick, black, with a big, foamy tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and malts. Taste of roasted coffee and malts. Enjoyable and very drinkable. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Black color with a small head. Aroma of molasses, rum, and coffee. Quite a rummy flavor. Some tar, soy sauce, dark Munich malt. Seems like a slightly bitter dopplebock. Very light coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skatanarchy (203) - - JUL 30, 2015
트뤼엑 브루어리 - 자바 헤드 스타우트 7.5% ABV 커피-오트밀-코 단맛, 고소함, 쓴맛을 잘 끌어올려 진한 다크 초콜릿향으로 마무리 짓는다. 다층적이고 고급스러운 느낌의 맥주. 다시 마셔보고 싶다 펜실베니아Ꮘ 로스팅 된 에스프레소와 케냐 빈이 첨가됐으며 기존에 있던 브루어리의 오트밀 스타우트 레시피에 프렌치 프레스로 강하게 우려낸 커피를 첨가해 냈다고 한다. 보스턴, 펜실베니아, 미국 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (786) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Disappointed is the coffee taste. Not as heavy as they made it sound. Notes of vanilla and cherry even. Dark color that matches what you want with coffee styles, but not digging the lack of ummph from it. Tap and bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cwill (35) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours black with a minimum tan head. Typical coffee and chocolate aroma. Tastes starts sweet and chocolate with a surprisingly bitter hop finish. Medium carbination with a creamy mouth feel. Alcohol content is well hidden. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Black with semi Lacy beige head; aroma u Is sweet funky ; Flava is rich sweet chocolat malt blended with hops and notes of coffee and cedar; feels medium silky but also nice fizz; finishes roAsty malty sweet notes of coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7253) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (633) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (521) - 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.

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