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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours black. I can’t even get light penetration around the edges. Two-finger creamy coffee-tan colored head of foam. Great retantion and great lacing, to boot. Sweet maltiness and maple notes hit me first. Nice undertone of big espresso/coffee notes. Slight hints of dark fruits. Nice big chocolate presence. Hints of caramel and vanilla. Very slight hops notes, deep down inside. One of the better smelling coffee brews that I’ve had. Smells like a good cup from a specialty coffee shop. Ooooh, that’s some fine espresso tasting brew in my glass. Nice undertones of bittersweet chocolate. Light malty sweetness. Slight caramel notes. Hint of smoke. Feels nice and smooth. No real bitterness here, despite all of the sharp flavors involved in this brew. I’m sure that all of the smoothness is due to the oatmeal. What a wonderful grain! Good solid medium body. Nice level of carbonation. Slightly too thin for a stout, though, IMO. This is one that I’d love to see them put into regular, year-round, production. I would love to have this on a regular basis. Flavors are great. Nice level of smoothness. Good balance. On top of that, it’s a relatively low 6%ABV. I could do this as a session beer, no problem.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Tröegs Java Head is a solid black beer with a thin, dense, light brown head that leaves solid sheets of lacing. It has a roasty, almost ashy, aroma with notes of coffee and pine. It’s medium bodied and incredibly smooth, with a light, graceful finish. It’s nice and roasty and well balanced with a light sweetness and a resiny bitterness. There are notes of ultra roast coffee and licorice. This is great. It’s really tasty, pretty complex and very drinkable. It’s very similar to Victory and Weyerbacher imperial stouts-- clearly of the Pennsylvania pursuasion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2010
This poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, and milk. The flavor is very rich and full of milk chocolate, oatmeal cookies, espresso, and vanilla. The finish is well balanced between the sweet and the bitter. Overall I love this beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Immediate coffee and chocolate aromas. Rich dark pour. Flavors of coffee and cocoa but still definitely beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
properhops (88) - - SEP 7, 2011
Video review at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKc_8qSCQ9Y Appe Jet black, 2-finger cloud like mocha head diminishes after a minute, moderate lacing Smell: Floral aroma (from hops) + coffee, hint of vanilla Taste: Medium body, coffee in mid-palate rolls into finish with gentle hop bitterness & brief caramel, chocolate + rosted malts as an afterthought, mild carbonation Pairings: Black forest cake, tiramisu

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2011
With a name like "Tröegs", with the funky "O" and all, I thought this was going to be some Finnish beer or something. Nope, just a little Brewery in Pennsylvania, USA. It’s real good though, the picked some fine, worldly ingredients to make this Coffee Stout. It’s delicious, and refreshing, and encouraging somehow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tschof (56) - - FEB 8, 2014
Coffee all the way. Enjoyable stout from my personal favorite brewery. Recommend this one to chill with watching your favorite winter sport.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (270) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Tap at mellow mushroom. Color is perfect dark brown almost black. Nose is smoke and espresso with sugar. Full body and thick. Full coffee up front and it powers thru. A very good if not great coffee stout. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Troegs Scratch 15 A- Body is a thick opaque dark brown, nearly black color. Pours with a 2 finger tan head that has excellent retention and leaves some lacing all the way down the glass. S- Big roasted malt aromas come through along with some toffee and oatmeal. T- Upfront is some coffee flavor showcased by roasted dark malt, a slight vanilla sweetness, and a hint of toffee. Oatmeal lingers in the background. Finish is consistent with the initial flavor but adds roasted malt bitterness. M- Thick, smooth, oatmeal rich body with medium carbonation. D- This is another wonderful brew by Troegs. Very happy that I had the opportunity to try this one. Great to sip on a cold day but sessionable as well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-02-2008 00:07:04

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (174) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2010
22 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours very dark, almost black with a tan head. No real noticeable aroma at first, but a nice coffee/roastines when it warmed up. Roasted coffee taste, more prominent in the aftertaste. Had some lacing down the glass. Very good!!!

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