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RATINGS: 1650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.26%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a very thin off-white head. Aroma is of coffee, lactose, and is slightly metallic. Flavor is of roasted malts, coffee, with a hoppy presence and slight citrusy bitter finish. Body is pretty thin, but accurate for the style. Not a bad brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bomber. Pours clear, dark brown mahogany with a creamy beige head. Mildly sweet nose, medium sweet chocolate and coffee. Sweet black coffee flavor with a mild fruity prune note. Mild roasty malt notes, too. Silky smooth medium body, mildly dry finish.. A great bargain for $3.69!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 Dry, hoppy west coast stouts seem to agree with me. A hint of wood. Impressive lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3649) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Pour is a deep black with a small tan head. Aroma is not quite as outstanding as i would have like but you get some coffee but mostly roasted malts. Flavor is about the same. Some coffee is there but again more of a roastyness on the tounge. Still pretty tasty for a stout i am just not getting much of the coffee as i thought i should.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Pours near black with ruby hues and a thin foamy tan head. Aroma of vinous malt, coffee, and spicy yeast. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, and fruity dark malts. Mouthfeel is full bodied with lively carbonation. I enjoyed this, but at $3 a bomber, I need to try this again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert, thanks Craig! Good aroma, very nice malt character got me ready for this one. Dark brown pour with decent head. Flavor is sweet with a nice balance and finish to it. Smooth and not so syrupy as I thought it might be. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Almost opaque black brew. Nice brown haed with big lacing. Leaves a sticky sweetness in your mouth. Nice coffee and chocolate tastes, more coffee than chocolate. Not surprising considering the name. Slightly bitter finish reminds you this is beer and there are hops in beer. Nice stout but lacking the complexity of some of the other stouts I have had recently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
Tap at Barcade. I canít believe Iíve never rated this before as Iíve seen it a million times when I used to go to Seattle, but here it is. Ruby-tinted black beer with a thick creamy light brown head. Aroma is quite sweet and caramelly with obvious coffee and toasted malt flavours as well. Flavour is very roasty and there is also a vegetal coffeeish character that is not all that pleasant. A bit of roastiness with some bitter chocolate. Warming intensifies the roast but also the strong boozy quality of this beer. This causes the body to suffer quite a bit and makes this beer less enjoyable than it probably could have been at around 6% ABV. Not bad, but could be much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2006
A good beer, the coffee kicker was nice. 22 ounce bottle. Medium body. Pretty good...Iíd buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2006
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with a humorous blurb along the right side of the label, no freshness date. Poured a black coffee color with a foamy, frothy off-white head that settled into a thin, bubbly lacing. Aromas of creamy milk, sugar, a light fruitiness and coffee, a little citrus in the background. Good, steady, moderate carbonation and a crisp, slick, creamy smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant coffee and foamy cream taste, a subtle fruitiness that mixes with the alcohol, towards the end a citric hop bitterness, and a hoppy, roasted malty finish with a lingering milky coffee bitterness. Smooth drinkability on a cold December day, a decent coffee stout from Lagunitas.

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