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RATINGS: 1503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1021) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Tap. Deep, dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is coffee with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is like a delicious coffee. Really tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a deep brown almost black color with a roasted coffee aroma. Taste is rich with an espresso flavor mixed with a dark malt. A nice colombian coffe flavor after the swallow that dissipates and blends well . A good limited release that is very flavorful.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (539) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
22 oz bomber into a glass. The pour is rather lightish brown as it pours and sea to settle up at a medium brown, hinting toward dark with a decent foamy head and some decent lacing. The aroma is devastatingly thin for a beer with this name. There is a mild coffee aroma and some solid roasty malts, but there is no dominating coffee that I'd want to see. There is almost a little bit of it that smells like dirt, or just the soil that the malts come from,bits strange. The flavor is just as weak. There is a little bit of bitter coffee up front, but it fades out quickly in lieu of the roast and a surprising lightness. The mouth feel is really watery, with a really soft carbonation and an aftertaste that is almost forcing a dry coffee on, but faded moderately quickly ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1334) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle (’13 I think). Dark brown, nearing black pour with a froth of tan foam. Coffee is faded quite a bit but it’s there in the background underneath heavier sweet malt and dark fruit with dense fudge. Taste is chocolate/fudge with thin, bitter coffee and heavier dark malt with plum. Some alcohol as well on the finish. Somewhat light mouthfeel. Pretty good beer I’d say.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (510) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
This is a pretty good stout. I like the coffee notes and burnt aftertaste. Not overly complex to really push it into that amazing category for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2046) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is deep dark black with a modest off-white head. Opaque. The aroma brings out those dark roast coffee notes with dark roasted malts balancing it all out. Low hop character. The body is medium. The taste is sweet and roasty thanks to all those coffee grinds I expect. Alcohol is very well integrated. You don’t realize it is 9.2% ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (515) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Aroma: coffee, coffee, coffee, roasty and full of alcohol, Appearance: black, with a nice tan foam head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, well balanced Palate: medium body, slick oily feel, creamy and lively, with a slightly astringent aftertaste Overall: Very nice coffee stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (461) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2014
Shared bomber. Good, fresh coffee with roasted stout underlying taste. Nice example of a coffee stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (825) - Poway, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Pours a pitch black with a one finger tan head with some light lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, and some molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma with some nice coffee, vanilla cream, caramel, and light coco notes. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, silky mouthfeel, and a slightly bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty stout that almost taste like a cappuccino has has the creaminess of a cappuccino.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from Tom Thumb. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are roasted coffee, bourbon. The mouthfeel ids dry, roast and has a thick body with light carbonation. Cheers!


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