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RATINGS: 1703   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1184) - 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 (1279) - 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 (1389) - 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 (12051) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Lack with amber highlights with a samll light brown head. Coffee and Chocolate aroma. Bitter coffee and some chocolate. Not to balanced. Medium bodied. Not to impressed. I did drink it after a dogfish world wide, so what can you expect.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
I had this at Capital Ale House on tap. The nose was a deep coffee but not as harsh or as burnt as I was expecting. The middle was very mild with a coffee taste throughout, but it wasn’t overdone with coffee. I thought it finished very well with a slight noticeable burnt flavor, but not over the top.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Sweet smelling stout, pours dark brown/black. The coffee flavor really comes though in the beer. Hints of chocolate as well. Well balanced and one of the better coffee stouts I have had.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jazambon (1) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2007 does not count
Absolutely amazing, I love it! The deep dark color and smokey notes coupled with the amazing coffee aroma are wonderful … and it usually leads to a long interesting evening because of the caffeine involved. ;-)


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