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RATINGS: 221   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 CBCís rich, flavorful SoCal brewing traditions.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (752) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pint pour of black coffee... Full finger head of deep khaki. Nose is black coffee and light roasted malts... Mostly black coffee. Flavor is similar, mostly black coffee again.. Roasted malts are more intense in the flavor. Most coffee, but with the name, that should be expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Very dark but actually appears deep amber/brown under light with a wispy and short lived tan head. Pronounced charred/roasted grain and coffee aromas that follow directly into the flavor. The body is quite light for a stout and has a cola-like feel to it. I think the coffee is partly responsible for the body being thinner and itís not a bad thing, just strange for a stout. Thereís a real charred wood dryness in the flavor and the body. Thereís bitterness evident, but hard to tell if itís from hops or the roasted malt. Dark chocolate and bitter cocoa appear later in the taste and become more evident as the beer warms. Finishes dry, thin and charred just like it started. A good coffee stout that I think would benefit from some more body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
1/17/13. 22oz bottle from Grassroots Natural Market. Black pour, maybe more of a very deep brown, with a small tan head that fades to a ring and doesnít lace much. Lots of coffee on the nose with a touch of acidity and chocolate. Big coffee flavor as well with a touch of cream and chocolate. The mouthfeel is slick and silky, but a bit thin. Itís almost like drinking a light cup of cold, carbonated coffee. Not bad, though, oddly enough.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omega (697) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2013
I so wanted to like this beer more but it fell a little flat. Obvious roasted coffee on the nose which translates on the palate. Unfortunately the palate on this beer is just too thin for the beer to be interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2540) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Not a bad robust porter delicious taste and gets the job done when u need it most baby

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Strong espresso and coffee bean aroma. Black with no foam. Strong coffee roast and caramel flavors. Nothing much else than that. Overall, itís very straightforward with no complexity. Itís got great drinkability though. Iíd give this a C rating.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours an opaque black color with a medium tan had that has fair retention. The aroma is rich with mocha and coffee. The taste is more coffee, coffee grounds and a shot of espresso on the side. Also, there is a pleasant bitterness reminiscent of unsweetened baking chocolate and some burnt toast. The palate is just a bit thinner than I would prefer and the carbonation is soft. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Decent but not great stout, and at four bucks a bomber its a good value for the money.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Pours opaque brown with nice tan head, Aroma is burnt coffee with some chocolate notes. Roasty flavour, with some astringence. Could have some more malt, thin body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (845) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
Thin black with a tan head. Strong coffee aroma. Actually just coffee, but not good coffee. Itís a real strong bitter coffee taste, a little bit of licorice and some burnt roast malt. This totally reminds me of mr. Brown cans of coffee. Itís nice but itís really one dimensional. Although I love a coffee stout at 5.4%.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 Initial score 2.4 Well you have to like coffee to like his one as the flavor and aroma are dominated by it. The stout characters are right on, but the coffee is over the top for me. On the re-rate I found that the strong coffee flavor was much more tolerable, even enjoyable.


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