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RATINGS: 1616   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 Dense, dark mahogany appearance, thick creamy head. Chocolate, roasted nut aroma. Smooth, sweetish palate, plenty of chocolate, creamy (almost chocolate milk), mildly roasted, dry chestnut aftertaste. (rated 2005: 3.4) Dark dense reddish brown hue, good head formation. Rich cherry red wine and coffee/chocolate aroma. Mild coffee flavor upfront, chocolate and vinuous fruits in the middle, strong burnt coffee and alcohol finish. Could have been a little one dimensional given the name but dark fruit vinuous complexity is particularly impressive, (Rerate 2012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Aroma of maily coffee. Black body with a decent head that resembled a cappuccino. Flavor was like drinking coffee cold with some sweetener. A thicker body and I may of taken a better liking to this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a moderate creamy light brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, chocolate and coffee with a compairable flavor. Expected more coffee flavor, but less coffee is better for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Pours a deep, dark brown...with a good sized head. Chocolate and roasted coffee beans on the nose....and it tastes just the same, although the coffee is not nearly as forward as you would think. Pretty good, but I was expecting a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Bottle. Pours a lush onyx with nice carbonation and a tan head. Aroma is a blend of chocolate and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee in the finish but not enough to really justify the name. Wait, just burped after the first sip and really tasted the coffee. Not a bad stout; in fact it’s pretty good. Just expecting a little more coffee. I’d drink more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Pours opaque black, thin tan head. Scents of roasted malt. Nice ever slight coffee flavors. Aftertaste is most certainly coffee beans. I like this brew a lot. Most of the ’coffee stouts’ I’ve had in the past are way over the top and taste like a mouth full of ground coffee beans. The coffee flavor in this brew is subtle enough to actually enjoy this as a stout. Nice smooth mellow body. A bit creamy even. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Big creamy head, nice. Familiar Lagunitas flavor. A bit thin in body for a stout. Coffee flavor is noticeable but I think it would much better if even more coffee flavor was present. Good but disappointing in a way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2323) - 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 (2680) - 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.

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