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RATINGS: 704   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
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
BroSpud (2189) - , 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
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
williamstome (1875) - 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
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.

3.5
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours an opaque jet black color, with a small to moderate tan head. The nose gives hints of coffee grounds, but lacks the intensity and depth shown in the best examples of coffee-infused porters and stouts. Roasted malt also comes through, but is also subtle. The palate shows some coffee up front, followed by a fairly restrained bitterness, and a note of dark chocolate. The finish is fairly clean in terms of yeast-derived esters. However, a fairly pronounced roasted note lingers from the combination of the aforementioned coffee and roasted malt. Overall, not quite at the level of some, but still good.

3.1
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle: Very dark brown with a big tan head, coffee aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor, slightly off burnt taste, and a light bitter finish. Somewhat light bodied.

3.1
Funknmilla (745) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2010
1-7-10....Bomber bottle...pours practically black with a light brown sugar head...Aroma is dark chocolate sweet malt and roasted coffee....real nice flavor happening at first...rich coffee--roasty malt--and even some of the chocolate...then something weird happened--the bottle went all weak and those delicious flavors disappeared....so I let it sit and came back after a bit----results--it became a mix of the two observations--I’ve had better coffee stouts...like S.T. Javahha...but its decent with proper airing...I enjoy Troegs

3.6
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bomber thanks to Dmac. Thanks Dave. Shared this one at toncatchers poker and beer. Several people loved it. I thought it was good but a little thin. Flavors of coffee, tobacco, smoke, bitter hops. A very decent stout.

3.5
dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Thanks to Maltajo for the bottle. Black pour with a thick creamy tan head. Slightly bitter roasted malt, coffee bean and touches of chocolate in the taste. Nice roasted grain aroma with hints of coffee and citrus. Not overpowering. Well done.


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