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RATINGS: 1697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Good smell. Coffee and malt taste. Poast chocolate hints in the beer. Decent flavor but the finish fades rather quickly. Awesome brew at the percentage and value.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle... Poured deep, nearly black with some amber highlights on the bottom edge. Thick, light brown head. Aroma of coffee beans and toasty malt. The palate swarms your tongue and has a wonderful alcohol presence that is well balanced. You certainly get those espresso flavors with a nut character, earthy malt, and mild hops to balance it all out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Very dark brown pour with a finger thick clean mocha brown head. Roasted malt and maybe some kind of nut on the nose. Semi-sweet flavor with the true cappuccino flavor coming through.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle, aged for about a year. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor is pretty similar; the main flavors being the roasted malt and coffee. Nothing too harsh, and it was enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1177) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bomber: Aroma is chocolate a bit of coffee bean but not really over the top. Pours a deep black with a huge sized tan head that lingers. Taste is nice coffee ground taste ,lighter chocolate notes, caramel, and almost a roasted nuttiness to this brew. Palate is somewhat lively, not much carbonation, with some definite coffee notes. Overall, It’s good but I like coffee and this has a milder coffee texture than I really like.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1272) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Deep garnet body with a chunky tan head. Bitter, sweet and roasty with the usual coffee and chocolate notes found in stronger stouts. Alcohol fairly noticeable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 In short: A cross between a roasted stout and a cup of black coffee. Nice for what it is.
How: Bottle 22oz. A few times fresh. On tap (Willimantic)
The look: Black body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Strong coffee flavour that tastes more like a cup of black coffee than roasted coffee beans. Some burnt toasts and caramelized roasted nuts. Almost nothing in the way fruitiness. A rather dry beer. When I had it on tap I thought it was superior (3.5) and it felt more roasted and dryer. Simple and effective coffee session stout that will please everybody. Except those who do not like the Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1375) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Pint bottle poured into my trusty pint glass- poured non transparent light black, nice bubbly and foamy off white head and stayed. Aroma of roasted malt with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Hits the mouth with a wide defined body, coffee qualities come through from start to finish, a few hops on the finish which is stark. A wouldn’t mind having a cigar with this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
22-oz bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours black with an average, frothy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, toasted grain), light hops (flowers), average yeast (leather) with notes of dark fruit and wood. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, average sweetness, acidity and bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - DEC 27, 2007
Excitingly average, but good. 22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep chocolate brown with red highlights. Aromas are of espresso beans with some roasted malts mixed in. Some chocolate aromas as well. Flavors are of a chocolate stout mixed with coffee. Not much in the way of hops. Decent mouthfeel, kind of slick. Finished somewhat dry. Decent beer overall, but nothing to write home about.


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