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RATINGS: 1524   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2006
I donít even taste any coffee in this. Iíve had porters that tasted more like coffee than this. mediocre.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
On tap at Mad Mex Robinson. A good stout from a great brewer. The aroma was decent but not strong...coffe and malt dominate. The pour was a beautiful black with a tan head that had me "oooh-ing" and "ahhhh-ing" at the bar. The taste was of chocolate and roasted malt (suprise!) but did not go all the way through. The beer (in my opinion) is over-carbonated for a stout. I love my stouts thick like oil and this was just too thin to rave about. A good beer? Absolutely. A good stout? Yes. A great one? Not really.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2006
pours black, with red highlights in it when held to the light. off white head, smells coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts. tastes chocolatey with much coffee in it. no alcohol to speak of, great carbonation for a stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2006
On tap at Spring Lounge. Deep dark brown in color with a nice off white head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Caramel roasty notes. Roasty malty hoppy flavor. Coffee like roast. Bittersweet chocolate notes. Sweet. Finish is hoppy. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 21, 2006
Had this from a 22oz bottle at RFD in Washington DC (only 8 bucks, not bad considering I could drive to CA and buy it for 6!!). Pours a rich, deep brown. Aroma is faintly reminiscent of roasted espresso, moreso just heavy chocolate malt. Taste is sweet, full flavored stout, and once again, not really boasting much coffee flavor. Still, a good drinking stout, but for this style there are much better versions, and I believe the 87% style percentile is overrated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1951) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bomber.

Pours dark but a bit thinner than I might have expected; coffee and roast-malt aroma. The flavor is Thai iced coffee (read: sweet instead of good) with a strong hop finish. Some chocolate. At nearly 8%, this could be richer. Iím not overwhelmed.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Wonderful roasted coffee and malt aroma,big thick encompassing, flavor while nice doesnt match up to the promise of the aroma, Iím tasting quality coffee,dark chocolate, and a bitterness that comes from the coffee and hopping,there is however a thinness to it that doesnít match all the coffeee and bitterness. Very enjoyable,will buy again,just not a classic

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Dark reddish brown, moderate head, average lacing. Aroma is strong coffee notes with roast, caramel, chocolate. Medium bodied. Enjoyable, like Speedway on training wheels.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Black with big head. Mild coffee aroma with roasted malt. Very nice creamy light coffee and chocolate taste. Fairly thick. Not overpowering, but still plenty of flavors to make this a great session coffee stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Bomber. More stout than coffee, still very flavorful. Head not as dark as one would expect with a stout, and drinks smoother as well. I bought this bottle for the sole purpose of having a beer Iíd never tried before to rate here (typical newbie move) and itís not disappointing. It does remind me of Anderson Valley stout. First sip and I knew I wasnít in Sam Adams land any more.


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