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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Dark mocha pour with slim head. Coffee, lead. Refreshing initially and coffee and slight bitterness kicks in. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beern (34) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Pours dark brown, black with a taste of coffee & malt with a smooth, creamy, earthy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rentonj7 (207) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
books_n_brews (145) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Thick black pour med tan head. Light roast aroma. Bitter upfront. Coffee ride in the middle. Then bitter after taste and finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BytesAndBrews (35) - - AUG 7, 2016
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Nice chocolate aroma, while the taste is dominated by coffee flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1134) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 25, 2016
Really dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has sweet, chocolate malt, a bit of fudge. Taste follows with sweet malt and chocolate at first but finishes more bitter and roasty with a hint of coffee. Body is on the lighter side but feels quite smooth. Overall it’s a decent beer with good drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (557) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Pours a near black with no discernible head......aroma is coffee....taste has a nice mouthfeel, sweetness, mild bitterness. Solid.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Pour a black with a large tan head. Aroma is actually more hoppy that coffee but the coffee is there to give this a nice richness. Flavor is a decent roasted malt and a barley there coffee. For a coffee stout this had a pretty weak coffee presence. The hops used were more pronounced than the coffee used.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
voyageurmike (270) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Full bodied dark brown beer with tan head, coffee aroma. Coffee and bitter chocolate taste, nice bitter coffee finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (414) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Pours black with a small brown head with excellent retention that slowly dissipates to a frothy cap. AROMA: dark malt, fresh coffee grounds, bitter dark chocolate, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, smoky, herbs, herbal hops and light spice. TASTE: dark malt, fresh coffee grounds, bitter dark chocolate, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, smoky, herbs, herbal hops and light spice. AFTER TASTE: dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate bitterness, herbal and hop spice with a mellow chocolaty coffee bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2531) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2016
Tap. Black color with huge beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, bitter black chocolate. Taste is the same. Low carbonation. Very balanced, very dry, very nice.


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