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RATINGS: 1515   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2006
As the 22 oz. bomber was uncapped, and the beer poured into a tulip glass, I was a little disappointed to see the dark brown color, and the clear body. I prefer my stouts black, and thick (I know thereís a joke in here, but letís not go there). Although the body looked wimpy for the claimed style, the two finger thick foamy head was just about right. The beer smelled roasty and bold, with the aromas of dark roasted coffee and burnt grains intermingling agreeably with toffeeish odor of the malt. The taste was a blend of the classic stout elements Broadcast first by the smell. It was a stout balanced midway between sweet and bitter extremes, and finished with a hop flourish that rode atop some alcohol warmth. Apart from the absence of vinousness this was an archetypal flavor profile. As it warmed, the beer turned a little prickly and astringent due to the presence of real strong coffee, which made the mouthfeel a touch more jagged than I prefer. Despite this, quite a drinkable beer, and worth seeking out for the fans of this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Dark brown with minimal tan head. Strong coffee aromas, a little chocolate, toasted oats. Cold coffee, slightly bitter, other deep dark flavors. Nice smooth, balanced finish. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Loved this one. Poured a transparent dark brown. Smelled of coffee and roasted/burnt chocolate. The beer was balanced very nicely. Not too much overpowering coffee flavors but enough to please the palate. Props to Trevor from Lagunitas for the full line samples. Bark!!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Thanks to elnadeau for splitting a bottle. THis pours a dark brown color with a nice coffee aroma. The flavor is nice and roasty/chocolatey/coffee. A good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 Poured a deep brown color, but not imperial-thick or anything. Head was very full and stuck around to the bottom of the glass, which is always good. Aroma was coffee and a bit of vanilla as well, but it wasnít a real strong aroma to me. Taste Was simlar, but had a bit more roastiness and a slight liquorice quality. Mouthfeel was medium; not thick, but not watery either. The finish of the this beer was excellent. I donít thick the bitterness really came from much use of hops, but the coffee provided a unique and tasty bitterness going down. A nice highly pleasurable stout.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2006
21.05.06 Jimmack Invitational í06 Meh. I absolutely wanted this beer to rock because I do love coffe stouts. Too bad. This beer was thin and a bit oxidized with very little cardboard going on and even less creaminess, which I would expect give the cappucino nomenclature. Not a bad beer, just another that canít live up to its billing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
Good amount of roasted barley and coffee, with a touch of creamy cappaccino-like taste. Smooth, with some body. Black colour, good roast aroma, with some burnt part. A very good stout and a large enough bottle that it should be shared, and if I find other bottles I will share those.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Deep deep brown body with slightly red edges and a thick tan head. Smells fantastic, like a good cup of roasty coffee with hints of caramel. Taste is chocolate, cream, coffee, and a nice bitter finish. Palate is smooth and creamy. This is very good, but intense, I couldnít drink it everyday.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
The pour is a deep brown color, and the head is tan with some hints of orange I would say. The aroma is dominated by coffee, of course, and that is really it. The mouthfeel is nice, fairly heavy, and the taste is plenty of coffee. There are some malty notes to be had in there as well, but the coffee dominates. I felt the flavor could have been more complex, but they did accomplish what the bottle says--A Cappuccino Stout."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Large, light brown head, retention is good, lace is abundent and sticky. A black brew with an amber edgeing. Nose of roast and a surprising pineyness, chocolatey and coffee as well. Body is medium, good carbonation level. Chocolate, coffee, roast, caramel and some yoo-hoo action going on. Finish is roasty and hoppy, schweeeeet! Thanks Cliff!


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