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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (642) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (853) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1856) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beern (55) - 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 (235) - 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 (162) - 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 (66) - - 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 (1804) - 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 (608) - 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 (4183) - 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.


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