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RATINGS: 694   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (461) - - AUG 25, 2013
On tap at Red Robin near Hersheypark. Black with creamy off white head that has good retention, and leaves plenty of lacing. Nose of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is unmistakably coffee...along with some roasted malts, some bitter hops and a touch of alcohol. An excellent coffee stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Boardman, OH - on tap at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery. Motor oil like black pour, sticky mocha colored head, nice rings of lacing. Nice espresso accents and a touch of cocoa in the aroma. Solid flavor, fresh brewed coffee, baker’s unsweetened chocolate, a touch of tobacco and oak in the back end. Nice, thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michael27 (890) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Fresh from the tap in the Monterey Bar. Full dark with nice foam head. Interesting rosty taste. Light bitterness at least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9367) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
355 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. Thanks lusikka! BBE 11.07.2016.
Pours dark brown color with a small off-white head. Cocoa and coffee on the nose, licorice, burnt malts. Flavor is coffee and bitter malts, cocoa powder, sweetish caramel. Quite dry, not overly sweet, very nice coffee brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
355 ml bottle @ Tammela Vintage Tasting. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of rich roastiness, coffee and some caramel. Flavour of dark rich roastiness, some herbal notes, espresso, a bit of grassy bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium bodied. Quite long, harsh, grainy finish. I’m not sure if this is fresh enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
35,5 cl bottle @ Tammela vintage tasting.
Freshest by 071116
Aroma has licorice and coffee. Flavour has jalopeno-like vegetables typical to mocha beers, coffee, licorice and some mild hops. Very dry and very high on coffee. Good, although the vegetable notes disturb a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (537) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown-black with thick tan head and substantial lacing. Nose of coffee with chocolate and earthy hop notes. Coffee and roasted malt upfront followed by chocolate with some pleasant bitterness in the creamy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (728) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Medium thick creamy body with the aroma of dark malts. Dark roasted malts with some coffee flavors. A tad thin but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1796) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Tröegs Java Head Stout has a medium-to-thick beige head, a dark brown appearance, with reddish-brown, as the sunlight hits the edges, and moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark malt, roasted coffee, some rich chocolate, and, perhaps, oats. Taste is of all that, with an acrid, but not unpleasant bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Java Head finishes medium dry. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beern (37) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Pours dark brown, black with a taste of coffee & malt with a smooth, creamy, earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rentonj7 (217) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Lovely deep brown with thick dark tan head. Medium roast coffee, toasted malt, hint of dark chocolate, and some earthy hops on nose. Brown sugar, toffee up front in mouth, fades to the aftertaste of coffee, then clean hop finish and some bitterness. Medium mouthfeel with moderate finish length.

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