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RATINGS: 1615   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1018) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Excellent stuff. Poured brown black with a nice nutty head. Aroma was not too strong ,but pleasant and roasty. Flavor was a good bite of bitter burnt coffee, and very sweet malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 Pours dark dark brown with a cream colored head, thinning quickly. The nose is creamy and subdued. Obviously sweet with malt and some coffee notes. Not amazingly strong, but rather pleasant. The mouthfeel is silky smooth. Subtled carbonation and a nice creaminess. The flavors are top notch in this here brew. Big robust malt sweetness, rare to this extent in a stout, or nearly any non IIPA or barleywine beer. Still, itís entirely balanced by some rather influential coffee, (dare I say it, cappuccino) notes. Thereís a creamy bit of flavor in here and barely any hops, but itís certainly there subtly, as is some alcohol. The finish is very sweet, but not too big for throw off the balance. The finish has some subtle bitter roast and some chocolate to it, but itís very clean despite a bit of lingering. A really nicely constructed stout, more of a sweet stout, Iíd gladly buy more. As it warmed, the beer became more plain and less interesting, so I knocked off one point overall.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Smells strongly of coffee which overwhelms everything else. Tastes of coffee with some alcohol thrown in.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This honest coffee-flavored stout expands into chocolate powder to then dry up into roasty dryness. A rich yet drinkable body offers as much tastebud satisfaction as nourishment.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam straddles the brown-tinged black.
-Some featureless hop bitterness supports the malty overseers.
-Coffee confidently returns in the finish.

Bottle; no date.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 5     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 4   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 1   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 4  
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : XX   Burnt Toast : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : 3   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 5   Dark Chocolate : 3   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 4   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 3   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : 2   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : 2   Length : 3
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : 4   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 2   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Well integrated coffee stout. Not very complex, but finely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2007
22oz bottle: Pours a dark ruby red/black color with med/large light tan head that sticks around forever. Aroma is fairly roasty, notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is malty, fairly roasty, notes of vanilla and caramel, with a fairly siff bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bebop329 (27) - USA - FEB 18, 2007
Enjoyed this cappuccino stout after dinner. Pours a very dark chocolate color with a light brown head that dissappears rather quickly. More carbonation than I would have thought. Very easy to drink. Mild flavors of coffee, chocolate and brown sugar with a smokey wood finish. Tasty and delicious. A perfect dessert beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2007
22oz shared with Brie... this stout has a light and creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is coffee, alcohol, and chocolate. There is some hop flavor present, but it is in the background with the alcohol bite. The delicate flavors blend well with the creamy cappuccino-like mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
22oz bottle. Aroma: Roasted coffee and malt, light chocolate, caramel, and some citrus and pine hop notes. Appearance: Dark brown in color with ruby highlights. Khaki head was full and foamy with great retention. Good lacing. Flavor: Coffee, malt, smoke, chocolate, and caramel. Lots of hop flavor on the back end. Pine, citrus, and a bit of grass. Medium bitterness is more hops than roasted grains. A bit of sweetness lingers past the finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of the mouth. Overall: Nice coffee flavors, but the more I drink the more the hops take over. Interesting, but not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany-brown body with a small foamy tan head. Smells sweet, cookiesh, with coffee in the background among some toffee and caramel notes. Chocolate flavour with some coffee spritziness and maple sugars. As it finishes one can find some increasing hop flavour. Oily finish.


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