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RATINGS: 1608   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a very dark brown, with very little head. Some coffee in the aroma, but not much else. Roasted coffee flavor almost tasted a little burnt. A pretty light palate for a stout. It’s a pretty good brew, but I have had better ’coffee’ themed stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Pours a deep garnet ruby brown. Pale tan, medium head, mostly dissipating. Sweet, roasty malt nose, coffee, chocolate. Toasted malt, roasty, dark chocolate, tofee, lightlty medium body, hops and bitter coffee all the way through a lingering roasty finish. Pick me up, and almost 8% a quick jab to the jaw. Speedball anyone? Another nice brew from these guys...delicious with vanilla ice cream yeah.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3922) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Bomber; $2.59 at Ledgers in Berkeley, CA; Nose of coffee and cocoa with some floral hops in the background; clear dark brown, but it was so dark it was nearly opaque, with a very tiny tan head which quicly disapated; flavor of strong roasty coffee with a background chocolate and hop bitterness in the medium body with the hops lingering to the finish. Best $2.59 bomber I’ve had!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3171) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2007
On Tap at OC Boise Pours out a very dark brown almost black topped with a nice tan head. A very nice aroma of cappuccino wow who would have thought that??? Tast is pretty good as well. a nice burnt roast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10684) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown[almost black] with a small diminishing brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, light smoke and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, light smoke and charcoal with a lingering bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ridgeman (37) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Chocolate Coffee Flavor. Nice color. Love the 22 oz. bottle and the story on the label. Very nice with a good piece of dark chocolate

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8550) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle. Chocolate/coffee malt aroma with a hint of burnt wood. Dark brown with moderate head. Chocolate fudge and coffee flavor with moderate hops finish. Nice thick flavor - made me smack my lips with every sip. Greatly enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Well, its not Bells Java Sout, then again, not much comes close. Solid offering, but the coffee seemed artifiical like. Seemed filtered as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2007
This is an excellent example of doing it great but differently. Nice hints of coffee make this stout/ale a real winner. Get it if you can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2007
This was nothing super special or out there but was so smooth and tasty it was almost amazing. It was like mild coffee mixed with Herseys chocolate. ABV was not even there. Smooth and very drinkable with no bitterness or harshness.Semi velvety mouthfeel. I wish this was available in a $10 sixer instead of a $5.50 bomber. It would be a mainstay for me.


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