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RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Bought this bottle at BevMo in San Diego, CA. Pours a deep black color with a nice tan head. Nice coffee aroma. Very delightful. Roasted malt notes as well. Definite coffee flavor, as well as a hint of hops and roasted malt. Great balance and a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4635) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Dark brown with frothy, mostly white head - aroma of lactose, minerals, some roasted malt - no evident coffee until the flavor - medium sweet, with slight coffee, more lactose, bittering hops and much more coffee come out in the finish - pretty well-balanced, but kind of a run of the mill stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auto (163) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2005
nice thick head like a the head of an indian man’s penis. foamy juicy palate. dark colour. flavour is lacking a bit, aroma too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown color with a bit of red and a mocha colored head. Sweet malt and roast aroma - less coffee than I thought there’d be. Sweet, roasty flavor. The sweetness helps to balance the coffee flavor. A bit of chocolate. Full bodied. Roasty, grainy lingering. Better than I had thought going in. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep black color, just the barest of red hues show through when held up to the light. Decent tannish head forms and fades at a moderate rate leaving fair lacing behind. A funny looking ring is left with large, chunky bubbles on one side of the glass and a thin bubble layer on the opposing side. Aroma is fairly roasty, decent amount of sweetened and milk added coffee in the nose also. Chocolate makes an appearance also. Medium bodied at best, lower carbonation level which helps. Lactose sweetness initially is cancelled by some coffee bitterness and roasted grain. Slightly milky finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2005
The beer after its deportation from the 22-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a soot black, the head tall and chocolate in color, the consistency creamy, as it slowly dissolves the lace forms a glutinous blanket to cover the glass. Nose is that of rich roasted coffee and bitter-sweet chocolate, hints of malt sweetness, nut-like tones also present, start is sweet and thickly malted, the top full. Finish is burnt coffee bitter, hops delectable in their spiciness, very dry with a modest acidity, a thick and tongue coating aftertaste last quite sometime, a fine stout that hits my beer spot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2005
On tap at the Drafting Room in Springhouse. Pours a dark brown with some red. Small lacing tan head. Aroma of light coffee, cream and roasted malts. Flavor is coffee with maybe some milk chocolate thrown in there, was also picking up what I thought were hops. Whatever it was this was very well balanced and really a nice beer. Went great with the brunch at the Drafting Room.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF: poured dark brown with a tan head. Milk chocolate aroma. Medium sweetness and mild alcohol finish. Some chocolate and not much coffee if any. Still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (531) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2005
22 oz bottle with no freshness date.
Pours out dark brown with ruby hues.
Thick, creamy, long lasting espresso colored head.
Aroma is chocolate with roasted coffee underneath
Flavor is slightly sweet, with creamy chocolate flavors and some bitter roast coffee. reminds me of a mocha frappachino.
Towards the end of the bottle it became a little too cloying, would be better served in a smaller format, or shared with a friend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 11, 2005
22 oz bottle. Dark brown tending to black with rich long lasting head. Probably more chocolate than coffee but lots of both. Nice nose, and wonderful flavors. It was so rich I thought it might be a little better slightly warmer, so I corked the bottle and decided to try it again later. It was a full week before I got back to it and it was still as good as ever, and was even better slightly warmer. I checked my refrigerator and it was 55 degrees and I think that is what I would recommend, maybe even a degree or two warmer. This a very nice stout.

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