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RATINGS: 703   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
A dense black body with red highlights and a think brown head that had some retention and no lace. Aroma had coffee, chocolate and roasted malts an additional hint of coffee to it, some leather notes. Flavor was good. A nice balance of roasted malts and bitter coffee seemed to complement the semi-sweet chocolate. Great balance to this beer. Full mouthfeel. Finish was long and smooth.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (632) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Jet black appearance. Coffee bean flavor throughout the malt presence with a hint of vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7353) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is coffee dark chocolate some roast malts. Taste is more of the nice coffee bitter chocolate notes and some more coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2017
Coffee and chocolate heaven. Black bottle pour at the met in Boston. One of the better coffee stouts I've had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (2113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2017
12 ouounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a large rocky tan head. Subtle roasted malt nose hints at chocolate and coffee. Flavor is espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Slightly earthy with sweet notes. Full bodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Finishes with bitter, spicy hops. A very good coffee stout.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tayeth (639) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2017
Geruch nach Schokolade, Beeren und Rotwein sowie Tabak. Geschmack leider nicht so voll und rund sondern eher kantig, sehr bitter und kratzig im Abgang.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (256) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Hints of chocolate and coffee for the aroma. Pitch black in color. Sweet, taste of bitter chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a little after bite. Overall this is above average stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
partchapol (118) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Drink from bottle. Smell of coffee, hop. Taste of coffee, smooth, tannin at finish. Good but quite plain, not complex.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bnokk (521) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2016
APPEARANCE- super dark. Hear is surprisingly light. FLAVOR- pretry plain. Not much coffee in it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gueuze (937) - - OCT 25, 2016
Schwarz, lichtundurchlässig. Geruch leicht säuerlich und röstig. Im Geschmack dann bitter zum Ende. Sehr gutes Mundgefühl. Leicht alkoholisch. Mit mentholähnlichem Nachgeschmack.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7806) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Boardman, OH - on tap at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery. Motor oil like black pour, sticky mocha colored head, nice rings of lacing. Nice espresso accents and a touch of cocoa in the aroma. Solid flavor, fresh brewed coffee, baker’s unsweetened chocolate, a touch of tobacco and oak in the back end. Nice, thick mouthfeel.


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