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RATINGS: 1522   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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Tasted blind at Sk8vikings amazing Porter/Stout tasting - Dark brown body with red shine, light brown big bubbled head; Lots of hop , apricot and flowers (sweet ones like roses), with licorice behind, incredible balance and pleasant; Great body, well textured, soft and velvet like; Into quite long finish a bit watery, a bit thin in aroma but incredibly balanced, flowers, apricot and rose. Great balance, a bit more power without loosing the balance would make this beer perfect.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice head. Smooth aroma of dried fruit and roastedness. Smooth flavour of light roastedness and some sweetness too, ends up quite dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2902) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
A pretty nice stout, poured with a dark brown-black color with a nice thin creamy tan head. The aroma was of coffee and chocolate with some alcohol noticeable. The flavor was full of alcohol and coffee with a relative sweetness and presence of alcohol. The latter didn’t hide, but it was enjoyable. Mouthfeel was moderate: not too thick, not too thin. Bitterness was lacking, which was a plus in my book.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle. Almost black colour with a beige head. Light sweet rye bread, caramel, coffee aroma and a light sweet roasted, coffee taste. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3222) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 (Blind rating at sk8viking’s + a rerate) Pours light brown with a nice big beige head. Smells hoppy. Mild port-like quality. Nice sweet coffee aromas. Nice balance. Quite latte like. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Dry finish with more coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of malts, caramel and chocolate. Roasted flavour of malts, chocolate and vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a very dark brown mahogany with a reddish glow and a lightly creamy, off-white head. Slightly perfumy hop aroma. Medium body with distinct, sweet malt. Some lightly burned accents. Quite pleasant and drinkable. 030606

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2006
22oz. bomber thanks to Lou18? Dark brown color with a small beige head. Fairly mild aroma of roasted malts, coffee and molasses. Flavor was swetter than expected, with lots of caramel, chocolate and some coffee. Decent beer, but didn’t really do that much for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 Jimmack :06. I have waited years to get my paws on this one. And, well, it was not quite what I hoped. Do not get me wrong, I love stout and coffee. This had all the request stout nose and taste, but the end just feel off, leaving me wanting...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5059) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2006
22 oz bottle, via zug4abby (I think). Pours a clear dark brown with a one inch fizzy light brown head. Decent retention for being such a thin looking head. Nose is chocolate and roasted malts with some coffee, a light dry yeastiness, and some light hoppiness. Flavor has alot of roast and coffee up front with a dry hoppy finish. A little too much burnt malt character comes through making it a little harsh and grainy in the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with fizzy carbonation. Slightly astringent on the finish. Overall, not my favorite beer from Lagunitas, a little too thin with an artificial flavoring type of feel to it.


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