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RATINGS: 1514   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

   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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4905) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 bottle. wow. i previoulsy gave this beer a 16. I had kept one and drank it again tonight. Where I wasnít overly impressed my first time I found this one fantastic. midnight black pour with huge forthy tan head. Its a head that you want to eat. great floral aroma with coffee, a bit nutty, sour malt and some spice. This is a great stout. lively palate of coffee, roasted malt, fresh good coffee. rich chocolate, and some sugars. coffee bitter finish. A great blend of flavors with not one totally dominating. The balance is fantastic and doesnít approach an Imp but seperates itself from most regular stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2006
On tap at Hollingshead Deli. Dark brown, somewhat blackish pour with a tall tan head. Aroma is consists almost entirely of finely ground espresso beans. The ton of coffee is backed by some dark chocolate notes as well. Very intense flavor; it almost tastes like a chilled double mocha energy shot. After a few more sips, some sweet, syrupy notes start to come forward as well. Sweet molasses and a hint of brown sugar lighten up the coffee driven palate bitterness quite well. Final smack of charred walnuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2006
I love coffee stouts, but this one just wasnt that interesting. Pours a lighter than expected, deep brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is mostly sweet and caramel, with roasted malts, some chocolate and a bit of coffee, but not very intense compared to many other coffee stouts. Flavor is more sweet caramel molasses, nutty, chocolate and a bit of coffee bitterness and light astringency in the end. COuld have been brewed with more roasted barley and coffee to make it more intense. Ok overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quyntarious (33) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2006
Smells great, but thatís about it. I fail to see the cappuccino part of this stout. Itís a coffee stout yes, but I donít see the like a vanilla, or even a milkish flavor, maybe they shouldíve used lactose. Who knows. I like this, but I donít think I would run to buy a case when it was released.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 23, 2006
I was dissapointed with this brew. It pours a amber brown that is easily transparent with minimal head. There really wasnít much flavor until the finish. It did finish well, with a nice blend of maltiness, caramel, and some citrus. A nice ending for a mediocre beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005 Dark coloured and slightly rich on the palate. Strong in alcohol. Some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown and clear pour, with a small lacing head. Kinda sweet-malt cola aroma going on, with a touch of roast. Caramel malt flavors, with some chocolate and a little coffee, and some fruits - figs. Thin and disappointing for a stout - not bad for a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of creamy caramel and coffee. Flavor of sweetened coffee paired with a slight lactose tartness. Thins out in the finish. A very nice coffee stout, but I think the big flavors of an Imperial Stout as the base for a coffee stout works better.

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