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RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6930) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2006
tame...choc-molasses-caramel/tar whiffs....nice healthy head...has quite a alcohol bite...good espresso like bitterness....nice on a cold day...needs less sweet and more roast...."prolong your lovemaking for only pennies a day"

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Pours almost black with a red hue at the edges. Tan head falls to a film. Pleasant milky malt aroma. Definitly hints of brewed coffee, slightly chocolatey. Smooth body, with a slightly bubbly mouthfeel, but still somewhat creamy. Smooth kilned malts bringout nice milk chocolate, subtley sweet flavor. Darker earthy notes showup later with suggestions of tobacco, and roasty espresso flavors, yet there is a milky silkyness that sustains a balance. Decent bitter finish. A nice and well balanced stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Dark Brown Coloring with Sandy Ring. Coffee Aroma... Sweet Malt, Chocoalte and Coffee Flavor...Medium Mouthfeel...Almost Has a Lactose Tang To It. Alcohol Well Hidden...A Very Nice Coffee Stout, Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Pours a clear chestnut under a thinner than expected light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor stays true to the aroma with dark chocolate taking more of a leading role but strongly supported by coffee, cherry cordials and roasted malt. Hops make a grand entrance just before the finish which is otherwise long and tasty. Alcohol very well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1517) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2006
reddish-brown, clear, creamy beige head. aroma is obviously big on the coffee with notes of alcohol and a citrusy earthy hoppiness with a good swirl. flavor is initially bitter, with slight to moderate roastiness. not nearly as much coffee in the flavor as there is in the aroma. more alcohol in the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1481) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2006
I donít even taste any coffee in this. Iíve had porters that tasted more like coffee than this. mediocre.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3014) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
On tap at Mad Mex Robinson. A good stout from a great brewer. The aroma was decent but not strong...coffe and malt dominate. The pour was a beautiful black with a tan head that had me "oooh-ing" and "ahhhh-ing" at the bar. The taste was of chocolate and roasted malt (suprise!) but did not go all the way through. The beer (in my opinion) is over-carbonated for a stout. I love my stouts thick like oil and this was just too thin to rave about. A good beer? Absolutely. A good stout? Yes. A great one? Not really.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2006
pours black, with red highlights in it when held to the light. off white head, smells coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts. tastes chocolatey with much coffee in it. no alcohol to speak of, great carbonation for a stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2006
On tap at Spring Lounge. Deep dark brown in color with a nice off white head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Caramel roasty notes. Roasty malty hoppy flavor. Coffee like roast. Bittersweet chocolate notes. Sweet. Finish is hoppy. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 21, 2006
Had this from a 22oz bottle at RFD in Washington DC (only 8 bucks, not bad considering I could drive to CA and buy it for 6!!). Pours a rich, deep brown. Aroma is faintly reminiscent of roasted espresso, moreso just heavy chocolate malt. Taste is sweet, full flavored stout, and once again, not really boasting much coffee flavor. Still, a good drinking stout, but for this style there are much better versions, and I believe the 87% style percentile is overrated.


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