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RATINGS: 1626   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2968) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle gracias to Muenster for sharing. The pour is pretty darned black with a very nice tan head that lasts and lasts. The aroma is bit withheld for a coffee stout, but does make some piney hops and roasted coffee known. I was expecting a sweet, creamy stout here with a silmar flavor profile to a gas-station machine instant "cappuccino". However, this beer is more similar to a true cappuccino with assertive roasted espresso notes and an almost milky finish. The level of sweetness in this is pretty average for the style and comes out mostly in the form of dark chocolate. The palate is just slightly sticky, more like an IPA-feel than a stout, with just a small amount of bright acidity. Very well executed coffee stout that goes against the grain a little bit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Light black, thin off white head. Nose had tones of medium roast coffee cream, toasted caramel, and a slight berry undertone. Soft coffee flavors throughout with hints of black chocolate, and a late citirc hop bite to round it out. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry, bittersweet finish. Seems to be missing some oomph factor. Expected more, got less...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2504) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
Dark brown in colour, fairly quickly dissipating tan coloured head, some lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, faint coffee (expected more because of the name), earthy, some fruit cake. The flavour is roasty, cold coffee (more coffee then in the aroma), dark chocolate, some white icing, creamy. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes moderately bitter, long with a chocolate sweetness coming through at the very end. I’m kind of surprised that I hardly got any coffee from this, no cappuccino either. A bit disappointing.

650ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>DarkElf, thanks Stephen.
No best before date.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 17, 2007
22oz bomber. Pours a dark brown core, very little light coming through; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Very warm, toasty aroma: plenty of coffee and roasted malts, vanilla; hints of alcohol showing through. This beer seems to be trapped between an imperial stout and a regular one: high alcohol but not sufficiently concentrated. Medium mouthfeel: slightly acidic, roasted coffee, but well-balanced by the malt and vanilla components (much less green than many coffee stouts). Dry finish, with plenty of coffee and milk chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2007
on tap. Poured an oily black with barley any head. Heavily roasted coffee flavor, maybe my palate was a little off from other drinks but the coffee flavor seemed overpowering. It was a fgood flavor but it needed some sweetness to offset the heavy roast notes. Dry finish. medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Yummy. Coffee flavored beer, with hints of chocolate and licorice. Very nice looking beer as well. A tad thin for a stout though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 22 oz bomber. 2006 release. I had this brew last year and really enjoyed it. Its great over ice cream. Anyway. Pours black with a nice light brown head. Sweet Coffee aroma and taste. Its a nice low octane coffee imperial stout, and at $3.29 for a bomber where can you go wrong.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Lots of coffee in the aroma, some roasted/smokey tones as well. Tasty brew, coffee dominates, but roasted malty backbone shines through. Not a huge beer, it’s actually a little on the thin side, but the coffee novelty is played out quite well in this example.

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.


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