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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Thanks to zug4abby and my bro (Vac) for sending this bomber from SD. Poured a reddish black, with an average sized, frothy, tan head that produced light lacing. The aroma was coffee, cinnamon, dry flour, and a very light hint of alcohol. The flavor found coffee and roasted malt with an equal hop mix that started sweet then left a nice bitter feeling in your mouth. Medium to full bodied with a creamy texture that stuck to your lips. Very nice! Thanks again Abby & Scott!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4129) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 Potent, sweet roasted aroma. Clear ruby brown. Earthy, roasted, fairly sweet flavor with some green nuts in there. A nice pint. Session weight, maybe a bit heavier. Boozy. Western hops strat to build in the finish. On tap at David Copperfield’s, NYC, 3rd HHR trip

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2005
22oz bottle as a bonus in a trade with FlacoAlto - Thanks Sebastian! - Pours black with a creamy tan head that stays well and laces down the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee of course, a bit of chocolate, and a fair amount of hops. Flavor is very similar. Roasty, coffee, chocolate, and some floral hops. Palate is medium bodied and creamy. A nice coffee stout. I enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Lactose and gentle roastiness in the aroma - it is pleasant, but faint. The appearance is great - frothy beige head on a decent very dark brown body. The coffee isn’t obviously present, but its there if you try really hard to taste it. A nice-tasting brew overall. Nicely balanced chocolate roastiness and the alcohol is very, very well-hidden. This beer is not trying to be anything it’s not: It’s even called simply a stout - and it’s a good one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
I really couldn’t find the complexity and depth in this that others found. A mocha powder aroma with a bit of alcohol, thinnish body, roasted flavors, perhaps slightly milky, but not greatly complex. Good concept, but it just didn’t give me what I thought it could produce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1456) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4839) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6850) - 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.

3.4
   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.


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