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RATINGS: 1616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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


3.6
   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 (1975) - 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 I’d 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.

<font size=-4>Bomber from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/homewo Liquors, Homewood, IL 60430</font>

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 (8334) - 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 (2961) - 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 (5582) - 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 I’m 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 (6466) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
650 mL bottle. Aroma of malt, alcohol, and cherries. Despite the coffee beans, the coffee taste doesn’t come through very well. It has a somewhat sour, smokey caramel taste with hints of fruit and a dry vanilla finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2007
(22 oz. bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julio’s Liquors) Really does taste like cappuccino...Pours very dark coffee brown. Three fingers of tan head that recedes to a fluffy 1/2". Nose of vanilla, coffee and caramel. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, a bit oily. Flavor of roasted coffee with notes of capucccino and dry cocoa. A bitter smack through finish. Liked the flavor alot, would have been almost excellent with a more silky and slightly meatier palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and MDS, Harry’s bottle. Black, tiny tan head. Nice aroma - coffee roast, lots of sweet chocolate. Great taste - silky mouthfeel, tons of coffee roast and cappuccino flavours, - very sweet. Lots of roast bitterness in finish. Outstanding overall.


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