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RATINGS: 1650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.26%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5689) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5700) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Poured a dark brown / black color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, cocoa, cappuccino, vanilla, and coffee. Taste of light chocolate, roast, smoke, vanilla, and lengthy coffee throughout. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3866) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Attractive dark brown beer out of the bottle with a short lived frothy tan head. Very sweet nose with lots of malt syrup and sweetened coffee, but not as overpowering as a lot of coffee beers. This is a very sweet beer, with white sugar, burnt caramel, and bitter chocolate. The coffee really only comes out as a bitterness in the end, and even then it is like coffee with too much sugar in it. If you like sweet stouts, drink this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2007
soft aroma of coffee and stinging aroma of vodka. black and not dense. several flavors smoosh together from a light body. burnt toast, ruby port, and a candy sweetness like those necklaces youve worn. when i look for the coffee i find it and i like that it doesn’t knock me over the head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
2007 bottle, 8.3% ABV. Pours a very dark mahogany color. Glows clear chestnut brown when held to a strong light source. A dense, foamy, light brown head crowns the top momentarily, but quickly subsides to just a tiny rim. Sudsy lacing mostly rejoins the body. The aroma is a blend of dark caramel, chocolate, strong coffee, and cream. A touch of vanilla and molasses are also detectable. Smells pretty sweet and just slightly alcoholic. The flavor is all baker’s chocolate and fresh coffee up front, with contrasting burnt caramel sweetness and hop bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is thin for the style and slightly sticky. I would classify this one as a sweet stout. Decent beer, but Lagunitas does hoppy IPAs and ASAs so much better than they do stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2007 Bottle labled 8.3%abv. Pours black with a small but lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and light caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium slightly thin mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Pour is dark, near pitch black. Nice small tan head. Aroma is of coffee and slight hops with a hint of chocolate. Smooth coffee and subtle alcohol taste. Paired perfectly with my cheesecake. Another good beer from lagunitas :)

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