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RATINGS: 1536   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bomber shared. Pours dark brown to almost black with nice mocha head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is deep roasted malts almost to the point of charred. Plenty of coffee notes mild chocolate, licorice and earthy. The flavor is deep and rich with coffee, dark roasted malts and all hints of the scent. Alcohol is hidden but only appears on the end. Another great beer from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (10) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Bomber bottle at 9.2%. Pour is very dark. Like day old coffee. Lacing is reminiscent of "coke float". Thick and airy foam that clings to side of glass as it settles. Head settles nicely into a perfect thin ring. Coffee dominates on the palate with bakers chocolate (ie bitter) also present. Prune and raisin notes mix nicely with licorice and roasted malt. Have tried a few Lagunitas beers before but this is first non hoppy offering. Overall a good coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammyw1986 (3) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
2009 vintage Served in snifter from draft. Pours black with a half finger light tan head. Smells lightly coffeeish mostly chocolate. Full bodied with a semi creamy feel. Dark chocolate with coffee taste finish. Very light carbonation with long finish. Very drinkable good full beer for it being tasted in 2014 from 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1126) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is strong of coffee, lactose, vanilla, sweet. Taste is smooth, silky, rich, bitter finish, full bodied, high carbonation. Overall, quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2065) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
Bomber imported by & purchased at 10e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse 10/2014. Pours rather thin, ok off-white head. Straightforward aroma of Hershey’s pancake chocolate syrup, tobacco, liquorice and some cigar box. Same in taste on again a much thinner than expected palate: milk chocolate, cigar box, dried leaves, molasses. Did not deliver on the Imp or cappuccino promise, but very drinkable stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Grosse bouteille engloutie dans mon camp de chasse. Une tête brune qui s’estompe rapidement flotte sur un liquide presque noir. Au nez, évidente des grains de café. Fraîcheur de torréfaction. Café qui donne une impression poivré et même de cannelle. Malts chocolatés en trame de fond et pointe de tabac. Au goût, domination du café et chocolat amer. Pointe d’alcool. Retour des épices. En bouche, un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement vif et une texture huileuse. En finale, amertume de café et impression terreuse et épicée. Facile à boire. Plaisant stout impérial qui tire 9.26%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"one of Lagunitas’s’s’s’ best non hoppy beers. the body is just a touch thin, especially for 8%, but it’s pretty smooth, so the mouthfeel is nice. the coffee flavor is done to near perfection. great finish as well, with a subtle hop-bitter aftertaste with the coffee/chocolate."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bahumat (125) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Aroma: 7/10. Dominant notes of raisin, coffee, molasses, lighter notes of vanilla and banana. Appearance: 4/5. Pours a very deep, dark brown with a thin white head with nice lacing around the glass. Taste: 9/10. Chocolate, coffee, molasses, raisin-prune, sour on the attack and sweet on the finish. Finishing notes are pleasant dark chocolate, raisin, and coffee. Yum. Palate: 4/5. Smooth mouthfeel, astringently fizzy carbonation, with a nice generous finish described above. Overall: 16/20. Yum. Would definitely help myself to again, though at 9.2% and a big bottle, this isn’t my idea of a session beer. I praise through faint damnations, though. Lagunitas has made a quality coffee stout here, and the overall score of 4 is well deserved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (811) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Dark brown, almost black pour with medium sized beige head. Aroma of cappuccino, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste of dark strong coffee, faint chocolate, hint of caramel, lactose and roasted malts. Full bodied , nice carbonation, bitter coffee finish. Very good imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (462) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
On tap at Fenton Fire Hall...very aromatic and complex beer with fresh roasted coffee beans over an earthy malt base that is both clean and creamy. One of the best coffee stouts.

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