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RATINGS: 621   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cofee, dark chocolate, a bit of raspberry. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, some dark fruits. Medium/thick body, roasty, bittersweet, malty with a roasted bitter finish. Overall, pretty damn fine coffee stout... the roasted coffee/chocolate components are satisfying and the mouthfeel is quite velvety.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shack70 (2) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
As with other Troegs beers its a bit hoppy. Coffee taste is a little too strong and has a heavy after taste. Not bad for a once in a while but not anything you would want to drink on a regular basis

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (797) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 23, 2014
Drought. Pours dark brown with small foamy beige head, coffee beans aroma, low carbonation, sweetish coffee taste, long finish. The sweet taste is a bit too strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (90) - - SEP 20, 2014
Layers of sweet bready malt. Chocolate, low roast. Coffee is nicely balanced but maybe a little bitter. Good one, pretty drinkable, but an A-/B+ for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1392) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bitter java stout, with a pungent pine and resin character. Lots of coffee, too, with a bitter roast to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VAYankee (331) - Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Black body with little to no head. Roasted malt, coffee aroma. Tastes mostly of coffee and roasted malt. Strong bitter, roasted malt, licorice aftertaste. Medium bodied, creamy, softly carbonated palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (126) - - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark black with no head. Aroma is coffee, lots of dark chocolate. Flavor is dark chocolate sweetness up front with coffee bitterness to the finish. Not boozy at all. While clearly not an imperial stout, it’s very good and doesn’t have that wateriness that some weaker stouts sometimes have. Decent mouthfeel not as creamy as I’d like but understandable given that this isn’t a milk stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ROBC3366 (665) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Dark brown-black with a nice beige creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and grassy hops. Taste - sweet, roasted malts, coffee, straw, low-medium bitterness, quite tasty. Medium-bodied, creamy texture. Easy drinking. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (307) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Draft. Pours dark brown, nearly black with a thin creme colored head that lingers. smells like a chocolate shake. Thick and chewy with a mild coffee flavor. Slightly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (284) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidS80 (14) - - JUN 28, 2014
Pours a dark brown, deep tan head, aroma of dark roasted malt and coffee. Also something strange I cannot put my finger on. Taste smooth, sweet, slight bitterness, coffee undertones. Nice.

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