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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2010
Dark brown / black pour with a thick frothy mocha beige color. Aroma is chocolate syrup and a bittersweet black coffee. Flavor has some molasses, bitter chocolate, a lot of heavily roasted, almost smoky malts. I can taste the coffee, but it is more clearly in the bitterness than the up front flavor. Not too sweet or rich like a lot of stouts. This is very nicely balanced and overall, a really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15759) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
Cocoa pour. Very dark. Nice think tan head. Very long finish of a gourmet coffee malt. Quite nice. Rated 4/2/09

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Beautiful presentation in the glass. Dark choco moose thick head that sits on top of rather viscous black liguid. Hoppy dark beer smell but not overly coffee, roasted hints in the background. This olfactory carries over into the flavors, dark roasty with burnt black coffee instantly bitter roto tilling sideways across the tongue on its way to the back of the throat! Carbonation is that of a better nitro stout, smooth and creamy. Finish is coffee soaked partially burned wood from the campfire at the party the night before.

4.4
   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

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass Poured ruby-brown, almost black with a 2-finger head which settled into a thin layer but lasted. Lacing is heavy and lasting. The nose is citrus, roasted chocolate coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy and good carbonation is evident. Taste is sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, with a small citrus hop bitterness. Vanilla is at the end as well. I have had this on-tap at the brewery and loved it. Bottled is good as well and I would have it again absolutely.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
Shared by some dude named Jeff at DLD. Smell was great of hops and coffee but it fell apart in the flavor....very watered down and thin, but I think he said it was an old bottle. Not bad, but Id like to have it new.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2141) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours black with a slight tannish head. Aroma is definitely coffee though the coffee taste is not all that pronounced. Found to be on the thinner side than I would have expected from this style. Liked it but it left me craving for a Mikeller beer geek weasel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2010
Pours a dark brown, almost black which is partially clear up to light - light brown head. Pleasant roasty/coffee nose - not too strong. Notes of dark roasted malt,, dark chocolalte, coffee and a tinge of burnt toast. Some light caramel and plenty of bitter hop character. Body is medium with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1778) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2010
Opaque black with small tan head. Smells of coffee, some dark fruits and malts. Tastes is heavy on roasty malts and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
Pours opaque black with light tan head, about an inch. Roasted nose of coffee oils and chocolate, but somewhat muted overall. Creamy chocolate with slight roasted character, coffee bean and moderate bitter. Very balanced with nothing really standout or standoffish. Very drinkable. Hides the alcohol rather well. Not a bad stout.


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