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RATINGS: 633   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homebrewerguy (304) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4174) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
Tap. Pours black. Bit grey hrad. Smell is roasted coffee, some ash, bit sweetness. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, ash, some bitterness. Slightly sweet. Some oats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Troegs Java Head Stout Pours a dark brown black liquid with a thin head of small brown bubbles. Nose is a slightly sweet roasted coffee aroma. Taste is also a lightly sweet coffee taste with just a hint of good coffee bitters on the end. the texture is lightly carbonated and somewhat fluid. It’s like a good black coffee with sugar in beer form.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Wow, Troegs knocks it out of the park on this one. Tasted- 12 oz. bottle. Not overdone. A bit of a "burnt" chocolate aroma. Pours black. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Excellent. stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (854) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, long lasting beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate and herbal hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. Outstanding stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1083) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is of gourmet coffee/espresso, chocolate, lightly roasted malts, caramel, molasses, vanilla, and some sweet malts. Taste is of very nice coffee, dark and milk chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, molasses, and sweet malts. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, medium-long, coffee filled finish. Overall, a tasty coffee stout that would be nice with breakfast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3138) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2014
This is a nice big coffee stout with tons of roast character without being overbearing. It is gorgeous in the glass, deep garnet brown with a thick and long lasting brown head and lacing in sheets. This has fairly mild nose but a nice creamy texture and rich coffee and chocolate one you taste it. It is just slightly sweet which highlights a slight tart cherry note which works well and compliments the coffee and roast grains nicely. It finishes with firm, cocoa-like bitterness and leaves a lingering creamy sweetness on the tongue. If you as are inclined to like big stouts, especially coffee stouts, give this a try. It’s a great take on the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1313) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. What a very dark brown color. Medium light head. Nice aroma of vanilla and coffee bean. Medium body with some bitter dry notes at end. Pretty good coffee stout. Full flavored. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nittanytide (244) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Poured oil black with a thin, tan head. Aroma is coffee and freshly baked chocolate cookies. Taste is coffee and chocolate with a smooth, clean finish. Great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1886) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (253) - 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

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