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RATINGS: 1609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2315) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Coffee stouts are one of my favorites and this one disappointed a bit. The coffee is there, if only when it hits your noggin. Alcohol well hidden. Creamy a bit. I will look for another bottle for a revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2667) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
[on tap in Brooklyn, NY] Black, clear ruby (at thin parts) with a thin white cover and good lacing. Vanilla, coffee, a little bit of roasted barley, sweet malt, US hops make for a nice aroma. The flavour is a bit salty up front, followed by roasted barley and the hops. Vanilla and coffee come in late with equal bitterness shared by the hops and malt. The bitterness lingers a little. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Very dark brown, creamy tan head. Lightly oxidized aroma with cocoa, coffee, vanilla, milk, hops. Acrid and bitter with dusty chocolate and a hint of coffee. Has a fair amount of fruitiness too. Good body. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Bottle - courtesy of grant. Pours near black and opaque. Small tan head disappeared rather quickly. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Taste is bittersweet choco notes, coffee, and roasted malts. Hint of molasses as well. Body is creamy but oily and has lots of lingering bitterness. Finishes with more coffee and roasted malts and dark chocolate. Pleasant sweetness amongst the bitter coffee. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2005
On tap. Poured a rather lighter shadfe of black ruby, if that makes any sense. On aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate with hints of spicy hops comes from this beer. Yes there is cappuchino in this beer, you just dont taste it until about ten seconds until after you swallow it. The rest of the flavors are all nicely balanced with notes of *suprise, suprise* roasted coffe and chocolate. A rather tasty beer that my girlfriend is rather fond of.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4576) - 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 Copperfieldís, NYC, 3rd HHR trip

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - 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.

   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 isnít 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 itís not: Itís even called simply a stout - and itís a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
I really couldnít 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 didnít give me what I thought it could produce.

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