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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Just as the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge connects our island home to the mainland, this java-tinged dry stout, brewed using dark roasted coffee beans from a local San Diego artisanal roaster, provides a bridge uniting craft beer drinkers with CBC’s rich, flavorful SoCal brewing traditions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2029) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours black with a small head. Nose shows slightly stale burnt coffee and little else. Flavours are pretty much the same, just stale coffee grounds. Not even much roasted malt character. Needs a thicker body and creamier carbonation. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6781) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark molasses flavor with lots of coffee and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3283) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with a firm, khaki head atop. Nose shows roasted coffee beans, light bitterness. Taste is pretty much bitter coffee - the kind where you decide instead of going to your local coffee joint, you decide to grab a take away coffee from somewhere different and immediately regret the decision once it touches your lips. Vedry thin and watery mouth feel. Average

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours dark and thick with a small tan head. The nose is oatmeal, coffee, chocolate, nutty, licorice. The taste is medium sweet and low bitter. The texture is smooth and creamy, body is medium and finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (707) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Black pour with light tan head. Nose is strong coffee. Dry Thoughout roasted malts, coffee, creamy yet dry body, mellow bitter finish. Nice but doesnt stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
Bottle shared by my bud Dosbeerigos, thanks man! Good mouth feel, not too thin or heavy. Good coffee bean presence with a solid malt backing. Good showing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5709) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassroots Natural Market - 22 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark oily tar-like black with a thin khaki colored quickly dissipating head. Aroma has some creosote notes, a touch of black coffee and chipotle peppers. Flavor is quite bold with some bittersweet unsweetened chocolate notes, brief peppery notes, some potting soil notes. Nice chalky mouthfeel. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17547) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Draft @ Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1342) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a dark black with a red hue and a huge creamy light brown head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, vanilla, sweet chocolate and some roast malts. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, and then transfers into a bitter cocoa. Overall a very pleasant coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
Hello, says I, there’s an exotic stout on tap at the local. I’m delighted. This one was jet black with a thinnish head of almost espresso colour. There is a muted aroma of coffee as it is served a little on the cold side but the flavour is full, oily and just coffee everywhere. This provides the enduring finish that is still present on the palate more than half an hour after. Dangerously enticing, a session would be problematic at this abv, but so, so good.

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