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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DietPepsican (1526) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Had a nice coffee aroma. Flavor was not as great. Coffee but with odd funky fruits and spoiled cream. Finished nice, thick like you’d expect. Enjoyable but something seemed off. Thanks to Bockyhorsey for this one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Dark brown pour with nice brown head with big roasted coffee bean. Flavor is much the same, with a hint of dried fruit. Body is medium with a good tangy finish. Was suprised to see the higher alcohol. Never really got the warmth of an 8%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, medium light brown head the dissipates to thin. Aroma is coffee, molasses, toffee. Taste is coffee, some smoke and a little bit of plum like fruit. Finish is bitter and coffee, medium body. Bitterness lingers for a while. Decent, but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Pours a deep brown, borderline black color. Aroma is as the name would suggest, coffee. The coffee while evident, is well balanced and not over powering in any way. There is a nice roasted grain aroma, with a hint of smokiness wafting upwards at the end. The flavor is not as aggressive as I anticipated, but is a bit on the sweet side, with a dark fruit flavor (which I finf odd) coming through on the finish. Pretty decent, though not spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danhitch (17) - USA - NOV 27, 2007
Bomber: Poured black with a slightly tan head. The aroma had a lot going on. I smelled coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, and alcohol. It tasted like spent coffee grains, with chocolate and roasted flavors in the background. The finish had a prune taste to it. Overall, I thought it was just alright.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Bomber. Pours brown black with a light tan head and good lacing. Aroma is strong roastiness with a definite coffee coponent. Mmmm coffee. Coffee is nice. Coffee is extremely evident in the taste as well, thankfully. Creamy, full bodied mouthfeel. Perhaps a little one dimensional with the coffee overtaking any other flavor characteristics but hell, I don’t mind. This is way better than I thought it’d be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Black. As black as black can be. Dense beige head. Aroma is very heavy on the coffee, but with a nice citrus note, as well. Flavor also has a lot of coffee, with some nice chocolate and molasses in the back ground.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Pours a very dark chestnut brown color, almost black. Thin half-cm tan head. Nutty and bitter coffee on the aroma, with a roasty undertone. The bitter coffee is more up front in the taste, but is smooth and not caustic. Decent cofee roast finish. Not the most coffee-ish or roasty of the coffee stouts, but a nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Pours brown. Smells of light coffee. It wasn’t as roasted and overpowering as other coffee stouts. It tastes like coffee with sugar and honey. It has a nice little hoppy finish. It was balanced and smooth throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a thick tan head that slowly develops to fill the glass. Aroma is coffee and malt, with a medium body that tastes about the same. The alcohol is not really evident in the aroma or flavor.


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