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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.4
   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 (1111) - 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 (4791) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4614) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of light brown head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and coffee with hints of chocolate. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness balanced with a chocolate malty sweetness. Body is a tad bit thin, but overall this is a very tasty stout that is worthwhile checking out.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4132) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick and near black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has some roasted and coffee notes to it, though they arenít terribly strong. Taste it a little bitter, like a strong black coffee. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1335) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
A-color is opaque black. Thin pour with minimal dirty tan head. Lacing weak and watery. S-heavy aroma of vegetable debris, earth, chalk overlying the to be expected coffee, espresso and chocolate that runs through the nose. Some licorice tickles in the back. M-watery and thin with weak carbonation for a stout. Not much presence. T-pretty simple in this department: super dry cocoa powder, coffee and water logged vegetables. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with chocolate and roasty coffee. Coffee flavor with malt before a roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pretty harsh low end coffee in this one. Abrasive, bitter, roasty. Dark mahogany pour with a latte head. Not enough mocha and cocoa here. Needs the rich chocolate to balance. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12150) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours a very dark ruddy brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of mellow coffee. Med body. Flavor is coffee with an interesting twist of bitterness. It really grabs onto the tongue and the bitter wonít let go. This finishes quite bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10444) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Nose and taste of roast coffee, toasted chocolate malt, toasted barley and toasted black malt. Medium body.


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