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RATINGS: 1691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours black in color with a nice 2 finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Taste just like it smells, full of deep coffee and chocolate flavors with a clean a smooth finish. A very good stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Itís black, itís opaque and has a long holding creamy, off-white head. The coffee part of it is done just right. My first reaction was: sweet and a little thin. Subsequent swallows made me a fan, mouth-coating with a mellow aftertaste. I thought the hops were well balanced and was surprised to see the IBUís came in at only 29.5. It was smooth enough to be a session beer, but the 7.99% ABV short circuited that plan. Fortuneately (?) the bomber bottle satiated me. Iíll be back for seconds on another day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
Black color; creamy head; nice lace. Aroma and taste show a good malt and caramel, with some delicate coffee/roasted malt; good mouthfeel; well mixed together; good hopping. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle. pours deep brown, with a one finger tan head. Strong chocolate malt aroma, with some coffee. Flavor is again primarily chocolate malt, i feel that the coffee plays a supporting role. Some hops are also present in the background. Finishes bitter, with hops and dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2007
bomber from Saarlander, thanks Aaron. aroma of coffee and some lactose. flavor is more coffee, some chocolate and malt. I like coffee in beer when it contributes to the flavor not when it dominates like this one.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2007
The Dan Journal #58. Tasted November 2006. 22oz bomber. Opaque with a tan head. Dry brownie coffee nose. Touches of bread with a slight hazelnut aroma. Full bodied with a coffee and vanilla flavor. Bittersweet chocolate and a touch anise. Mellow cappuccino flavor. Not my favorite style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
[295-20070503] 330mL (c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, jerc, mds). Faint chocolate malt and roasted beans aroma. Dark black red body with a quick light red tan bubbly head. Bitter coffee and malt roast flavour. Full Body. Funny label story, blending is good, pretty solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4691) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Appearance: Pours out a translucent, dark brown body with a dense, wispy beige-colored head. Smell: The aroma is primarily milk chocolate and caramel. Soft notes of coffee that are so light itís nearly nonexistent. Taste: Overall, the flavor is moved by sweet, chocolaty malts. Hints of coffee and vanilla. A dry, roasted astringent bitterness rounds out the finish. Mouthfeel: Lackluster medium-thin body, with a fizzy carbonation. Drinkability: This is all wrong. This beer does little to deserve the label "cappucino." The pained lack of richness and coffee flavor was a real letdown.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2007
The color is black/brown and i can see through the beer. The head is creamy and nice. The aroma has nice notes of coffee and the flavour has a lot of coffee, a light sweetness, light hints of licorice and a light bitterness, that develops further in the finish. Itís a very charming stout, itís light but still it has a lot of body. Thank you Linus_Stick/Alan for this nice stout! 2317

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Rated 5/5/07: What an awesome and aggressive stout, I am impressed after enjoying a bomber of this. Opaque brown pour with a massive foamy tan head that diminishes to a constant 1/4" thick leaving very little lacing. Slap your face aroma of freshly brewed cafe (not that cheap common coffee ;) with rich roasted malt and a heaping dose of bakers chocolate. Medium-thick body not as rich as a good impy but itís still no slouch. Bitter finish and very smooth. Flavor suits me just right. Strong and bold with a well received bitterness. Gourmet chocolates, robust coffee, and.......pacific northwest hop additions. Leave it to these guys to throw in a handful of flavoring and bittering hops just to try and catch me off guard. Well played and it works marvelously in this brew. Yeah, this stout rocks hard!


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