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RATINGS: 696   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (969) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Coffee, chocolate, and roast in the aroma. Bittersweet flavor with coffee, chocolate, and more hop bitterness than I expected. More coffee bitterness in the finish. Not exactly what I expected, but really good.


3.6
Bullit (4719) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle from Consumers Beverages. Lots of coffee all around. Quite some coffee bitterness initially, but it gets better after.

3.7
Itzjerm (3134) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Very nice head and body. Nose has light off bottle flavor. Flavor is light coffee and medium stout. For abv, more can be accomplished. Meh... would like to try in draft form.

3.7
nickel (1241) - UKRAINE - OCT 5, 2017
Aroma: coffee, roasted malt Taste: saturated taste of coffee enhanced by malt and chocolate notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
MKromhoutNC (26) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Beautiful dark color Rich deep taste, some thickness to it Notes of chocolate and coffee but not overwhelming the beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
jflopsu (1827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Pours a dark brown with tan head. A grain, malt, and coffee aroma. A chocolate and heavy coffee taste with some dark fruits and grains. A dry malt, coffee, and toffee afteraste.

3.5
FROMTHEBOTTLE (84) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2017
12oz bottle Pour is VERY dark, head is thin but persistent. Aromas of vanilla cocoa dominate, Bittersweet chocolate with a slight spicy aftertaste. Above average but not outstanding in my opinion. Worth a try.

3.9
brownaler (713) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Jet black appearance. Coffee bean flavor throughout the malt presence with a hint of vanilla.

3.8
BuckeyeBoy (8568) - 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
kaser (6409) - 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
gripweed57 (2912) - 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.


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