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RATINGS: 1472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.26%
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Our Original Stout, brewed with real Hardcore Coffee from Sebastopol. 29.5 IBU 1.076 OG

2007, 8.3% ABV
2008, 8.29% ABV
2009, 9.26% ABV
2010, 8.8% ABV


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richc1983 (8) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Pretty disappointed, tastes n smells like most stouts to me, was expecting more cappuccino taste. Reminded me more or straight black coffee..... not bad, just wanted more

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (126) - - APR 20, 2014
black; roasted malt and coffee aroma; great roasted malt flavor with strong coffee notes and hints of chocolate; 9.26% abv

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (65) - - APR 18, 2014
4/18/14. Draft at Bull McCabes. Pours like a typical stout. Minimal head. Roasty notes in the nose. Lots of roasted malt notes in the mouth. Quite bitter but still tasty. Might overstay its welcome on a second pint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilgrimoutlaw (702) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle pours reddish black with fizzy tan head. Coffee, roast, caramel. Moderately bitter, lightly bitter. Thin, lively body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
$4.99 bomber poured into a shaker pint. Appearance: Looks like a porter. Perfectly clear ruby black color. Finger of sand colored head that stays awhile. A bit of lacing. Smell: Cappuccino/coffee notes are definitely there, as is a caramel sort of sweetness. Roasty and a trace of chocolate. Not picking up any sort of fruity aromas here. Taste/feel: Nice, even if not very complex. This also drinks like a porter, in a way. Impressive beer for some not-so-great reasons. First, the feel is middle of the road with a moderate carbonation. Itís certainly not bad, but a bit more thickness would be welcome -- this is coming off as way too damn drinkable for a beer thatís over 9%. The flavor is cappuccino and roastiness with the slightest bit of dark fruit flavor on the end... really slight. Aftertaste is bitter and dry (thanks, alcohol!) with a bit of a lingering roastiness. Nice quick sweetness before a dark coffee bitterness comes and stays until the next sip. This beer is amazing in that the 9% is hidden flawlessly, besides the fact that this brew dries your mouth right up. This honestly gives the vibe of a 5 or 6% porter, due to its incredible drinkability. At $4.99, the price is excellent. For the style, Iím on the fence. Itís a bit more of a porter than a stout to me, as itís incredibly drinkable without a "heavy" flavor with massive flavor. I suppose that could be a good thing too, and I guess it is, and thatís why Iím confused. This is an excellent beer, though, regardless of the style confusion, and Iíd most definitely buy it again. Lookie here, another winner from Lagunitas. Snap edit: As Iím sipping on this (about 45min later), the feel seems to be completely different. Itís got a great silkiness to it that I was looking for when I first cracked the bottle. Where it came from/how it developed, Iíll never know, but itís made me knock up the mouthfeel and overall rating from 3.75 to a 4. Fabulous brew.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mastelefish (54) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a dark black with a frothy off white head. Smells of darker malts and coffee in general. Body is quite thick and almost syrupy. A delicious combination of coffee and beer. Even though it is 9.2%, its booziness does not show through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (101) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Clear, very dark reddish brown beer, big bubbly wheat colored head fades to a ring, leaves epic lace. Aroma plums, malt, caramel, vanilla, spice. Flavor is malt/caramel, spice, coffee, with a sweet, almost artificial sweetener finish? Or maybe thatís vanilla? Also a hint of banana in there, and citrus rind. Palate is smooth, rich, not quite syrupy,fine subdued carbonation. Iím thinking it needs a scoop Of vanilla ice cream.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1436) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
A fine stout but really doesnít taste any more like coffee than many stouts that donít have any added.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bierkrug (2109) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
On tap in Coral Springs, FL. Pours near black with red hue. Tan head with a little lacing. Aroma of chocolate candy, bread, and slightly toasted malts. Moderate coffee taste is balanced with chocolate and malt flavors. Some soy sauce on the front end. Palate is too dry but good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopman1 (28) - apple valley, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
I give this brew a high rating due to how much Iím actually enjoying this bad boy . The color is dramatic and appealing to the eye ,dark brown , like the eyeís of a lovely Latin mamasita I once dated . The aroma was just as pleasing a dark earthy note ,barnyard and notes of coffee and dark Chocolate leaving a slight bitterness on the tongue as she did. Cheers!!!


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