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RATINGS: 695   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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3.2
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2010
22oz bottle thanks to zathrus13. Pours a near black, very dark murky brown with a thin quickly disapating light tan head. Nose is light chocolate and espresso and dark malts with a slight nuttiness. Roasty but lacking in coffee flavor, somewhat thin for the abv as well. Body is light. Just an ok stout.

4.3
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
12oz bottle pour. Black as night with a rich brown foamy head with incredible lacing. That’s a sexy looking beer. Aroma is all coffee and chocolate with the switch being the coffee dominating instead of the chocolates. Flavor is big, bitter, and beautiful. Oops, I’m gushing. It is sweet up front with chocalate and and almost fruity flavor. Then a mellow coffee washes over the tongue transitioning to a strong espresso bitter finish that lasts and lasts. Wow. I’m seriously in love with this beer. Coffee + Beer = Nirvana. Yummmmmmmmmm

3.8
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2010
650 ml bottle courtesy of steelersfan. Thanks Jen. Pours an opaque black-brown color with a big tan head that has good retention and some lacing. The aroma is moderate with coffee, mocha and chocolate. The flavor is earthy with roasted coffees, some chocolate and biter nuts. There seems to be a bit of oxidation too. The palate is full and smooth. The finish is long with lingering coffee and dirt. Overall: Lots of potential here. This bottle might be a bit old, I’ll seek out again.

4.5
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.

4.3
LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a frothy tan cap.

Aroma: Dry roasty malt and a hint of dark chocolate.

Taste: Very roasted, almost burnt malts,fresh black coffee, bitter chocolate, and minerals.

Mouthfeel: Thin and creamy with a modest level of carbonation.

Overall: A very clean stout. No obnoxious coffee grind, just a great showcase of some dark roasty goodness.

3.9
nuplastikk (6454) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2010
22oz bottle. Opaque black with some ruby-red edges. Big, rusty beige head. Cocoa coffee notes. Pretty well done coffee stout, with enough ABV to add the the complexity, but it remains completely drinkable. A nice bitterness interplay between the hops and coffee. Chocolate and cocoa notes, but not overly sticky and sugary. Coffee Stouts are not really my favorite, but I find this one to b e quite enjoyable, above par for the style.

3.6
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Coffee, sweet malts, and roasted malt. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, and hops stand out. Mouth feel is rich and creamy. Good damn beer.

3.8
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
jtclockwork (17284) - , 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
cheap (6089) - 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.


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