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RATINGS: 700   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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3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Funknmilla (743) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3049) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Bomber. Pours light black with a medium brown head. Aroma is chocolate and dark roast. Coffee is there though not especially fresh or overtly obvious as in some coffee beers. Hops in the aroma are present as well and somewhat distracting. Flavor is mild chocolate, not much roast, coffee, or bitterness, at least compared to what I was expecting. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. This tastes like a standard porter. This was very disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Cask. Pretty decent java stout, not that I’d expect anything less from Troegs. My only complaint was a bit of chalkiness in the finish. Otherwise, nice milk chocolate, good roast, light coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Dark brown body with a creamy tan head. Thin milk and light roast nose, rather plain and straightforward. Flavor is a bit bolder with more biting, burnt coffee, light chocolate, and significant hop to add some balance without going green. Grainy, milky finish, some oat lingering in the decent-sized body, the hop keeping it fresh and lightly oily. Pretty decent beer, glad for the balance.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2010
bomber. pours an average black with a thick 3 finger rocky tan head... coffee on the nose with some overall sweetness... medium to thick body full of roasted coffee, chocolate, cream and light hops... very smooth body with a milk like cream feel and low carbonation... the flavors really shine throughout the mouth and flow from front to back very delicately... this is almost like drinking a coffee beer milkshake... the bitterness comes forward on the finish with the whole leaf hops falling into the sweet roasted coffee malts. as the beer warms there are some darker fruit and yeast notes that come forward. outstanding coffee stout - very enjoyable and very well made.


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