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RATINGS: 1571   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3877) - - NOV 11, 2006
almost black with ruby highlights. medium sized creamy tan colored head. aroma is a mixture of hops, roasted malts, and coffee beans. flavor is hoppy at first, turning roasty, then leaving a bitter coffee aftertaste. a little thin for a stout. i think less hops would taste better in this. they take away from the coffee flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Pours dark brown (but not black or opaque as one might expect from the name) with a thick, uneven, smooth, off-white head. The aroma is malty with some sweet roasted notes (burnt sugar, like the top of an overdone creme brulee), some fruit, a slight touch of rich coffee, and a heavy dose of chocolate (more chocolate than coffee). The flavor begins a little bitter on the tip of the tongue with roasted flavors, burnt toast, and a noticeable taste of coffee. Sweet malts temper the middle of the tongue along with a little hop flavor, and some chocolate. The beer finishes dry with a bitter chocolate aftertaste and hints of hop flavor. The mouthfeel is medium in body and the carbonation is very soft and smooth. A pretty tasty stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2006
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark sandy brown color with a creamy rich beige head. Aroma is dominated by malts with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is very malty as well with coffee and cocoa overtones. Wasnt too impressed with this one. Thought the coffee flavor would be more prominent. Average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2006
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a brown color with a nice light tan head. Light lacing. Has a light roasted coffee aroma. Has a sharp roasted coffee flavor. Medium body. Not as much coffee flavoring as I expected. Still, a good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a nice brown head. I havent even taken a whiff of my beer yet and I can already smell a bit of coffee smell. Smell seems to have a nice bit of chocolate in it, with a hint of burnt malt to it and a touch of coffee. Taste is an odd creamy/burnt taste. It has a coffee flavor to it, but seems a bit watery to call itself a cappuccino stout. There is a hint of vanilla in here as well. The coffee taste does get sttronger with each successive sip. A very good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Draught at restaurant. Black with tan head. Nose of coffee, malt, toast. Notes of coffee, vanilla. Full finish, sweet, silky. I thought this was a sweet stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Delicious. Big flavors, very sweet with notes of coffee vanilla and chocolate culminating in a huge taste. I expected it to be either a sweet stout or an extremely palatable imperial, I cant believe its just a standard stout. Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Very strong Chocolate aroma. Flavor is rich coffee and roasted malt. Alchohol content is ever present, a little strong tasting, but complements the sweetness well. Coffee aftertaste lingers long after...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6983) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
On tap at Toronado - Steve prescribed it to stand in for my morning coffee. This dark brown ale poured with a modest tan head. The flavor is roasted malt with a chalky finish, but there is a subtle hop presence. Since I am a coffee lover, I really enjoyed this brew, which is well-fortified with premium coffee beans. It also happens to be a very well-crafted imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delsym (41) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Great coffeesque aroma and appearance. Head was a little understated, but not bad. Palate was suprisingly smooth, which I was not crazy about. When drinking what is essentially an imperial stout, Id rather prefer a little more bite in the palate. Taste is of fine roasted coffee and burnt grounds, which is good. Overall, a pretty strudy beer for anyone who enjoys stouts.

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