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RATINGS: 1569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2007
22oz. Bomber $4.49 Binnyís Willowbrook Cappuccino Stout poured a deep dark mahogany. As close to black as you can get. Completely opaque. Glows with mahogany highlights when held to the light. A 1 finger creamy head appeared on the pour and faded to a creamy tan cap. Smell is pretty complex. Thereís a bitter chocolate character thatís followed by currants and some dark fruit. Maybe bing cherries make up my mind. Bringing up the rear is strong black coffee but itís mild. Along with a sprinkling of booze. I like the taste on this one quite a bit. It seems like Iím getting different flavors with each sip. The first sip will be deeply toasted grains with a healthy dose of brown sugar. This is followed by a slight nuttiness, a sprinkling of the dark fruit, and then the bitterness of the coffee. The next sip has those same components in the same order but alcohol vapors show up about mid-palate and follow through to the finish. It changes the whole complexity. This just keeps flip-flopping. Very nice. I really like the mouthfeel on this one. Has a medium bodied but itís somewhat airy. Goes down really smoothly and leaves a nice coffee bitterness until the next swig. Drinkability is good. I really enjoy a good stout but very rarely find the drinkability super high. That being said I can easily finish off this bomber but thatíll be all. This was a pleasant surprise. I expected something decent but this was a good well made complex stout. I wouldnít hesitate in picking this up again. Note: According to the bottle this is a limited release. 12/19/06

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Lovely foamy head on this beer poured from a bottle. Wonderful malt aroma. Glass lacing niceley as I drink. Very rich malt flavor with a hint of coffee. The taste of alcohol is well hidden here.The finish is of rich malt with a touch of bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
On cask at Rustico, Alexandria, Virginia. Dark brown pour, with a foamy, tan head. Not much nose. Flavor is coffee and smoke, with a nicely hoppy finish and a wonderful soft mouthfeel, though Iím sure that the fact it was on cask had a lot to do with that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 18, 2007
good dark tasty stout, rich, full of body, very well balanced, hints of coffee, not bad...above average

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1961) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Not very dark, this is more of a cola-brown bodied beer under a large, sudsy tan head. Aroma starts underwhelmingly with some dark fruit & roasted malt. Alcohol comes out late, and finally so too do some nice coffee notes. Full & tingly in the mouth. Coffee flavor is more intense than Iíd assumed from the aroma, and adds an interesting roasty bitterness to a sweet, fruity, malted base. Would be better if it were smoother/less carbonated.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Lovely foamy head on this beer poured from a bottle. Wonderful malt aroma. Glass lacing niceley as I drink. Very rich malt flavor with a hint of coffee. The taste of alcohol is well hidden here.The finish is of rich malt with a touch of bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle. Black body, with a good fingers worth of beige head. Muted, lightly roasty aroma with a light hing of coffee. Similarflavour, fairly bitter overall with some sweet malt, and mild roast. Smooth medium palate is quite nice. (3+)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle shared with blankboy, mds, jerc & mabel - courtesy of blankboy. Ruby-brown with a wispy tan head. Delicious aroma of chocolate malt and coffee. Body is a bit on the light side, but works well with the flavour, which has a good amount of coffee along with some charred malt notes, and a nicely hopped finish. Not too shabby!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (5317) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Poured a very stouty black with a thin, lacing white head. Looks a bit like a cup of black coffee with some latte like foam on top. Or maybe Iím reaching. I expected more of a coffee aroma, but the aroma was much like a traditional stout. Grainy, malty and nutty with a touch of coffee aroma hidden deep in the back. Flavor is extremely malty and nutty. Strong coffee/expresso taste comes in at the finish. Flavor is not well balanced. Not enough cappuccino or coffee flavor to stand out, not enough balance to be a great stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle (650ml) shared with GregClow, mds, jerc & mabel -- my bottle. Pours a very dark ruby-brown with an average size somewhat-lasting foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and mild hops. Flavour of roasted coffee, dark malt, some mild chocolate and a roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel. Very good stuff.


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