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RATINGS: 1520   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (682) - Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours to about a finger length head that retains pretty well and leaves creamy rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate; was expecting some more milk notes with cappuccino, but didnít notice them as much. Flavor is lots of burnt roast with, again, only the most minor of milk note. A good beer, but not a wower. I was hoping for a little more cappuccino also.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4193) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Some decent roast malt but this is a huge coffee bomb. A little too much, enough that the other elements are left behind. Finishes with bitter coffee. Pours black without much head or lacing for a stout. On tap at DC Summerfest.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
powersbrewing (1) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
A very good smooth stout. Not entirely black and enough stout character to get the job done. Coffee adds a great dimension.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3326) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
22oz bottle 5/22/14 (Binnyís Downers Grove)-40į in Snifter-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste of chocolate, coffee, malt, and finishes with a bitterness. This medium bodied brew is a bit lighter than most imperial stouts but this hides the alcohol very well. Good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewGoblin (400) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
A decent dive into dark territory. Chocolate and espresso wafts from the thin tan head. Some vanilla as well. Being a stout it is dark brown and opaque. I found this one a bit bitter with slightly stinging coffee aftertaste. A medium thick mouthfeel on this baby. I would not buy again over other stouts but beer is beer and I would gladly take this so-so suds-bucket and dump it in me again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mfp13jr (149) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Wow. This one is all dark roast coffee... with a backbone of roasted malt. The nose is light coffee and malty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1080) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2014
The color of this beer is an opaque very dark brown with a large tan head, and the aroma blends roasted coffee beans, cocoa nibs, and caramel malts. The taste has a mild malt bitterness, mild umami, slight sweetness, and a touch of sourness, creating a complex and pleasant flavor; the palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium-full body, slick and thick texture, and a finish that is similar to coffee bitterness with a hint of sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2014
650ml bottle into Megamug; served cool. I canít find a date on the bottle, but the ABV is 9.2% and OG is 1.076. There are some numbers towards the neck of the bottle: 025 4 6690 0332 Aroma: Strong coffee aroma, with just a little bit of chocolate. Roasty. Appearance: Opaque, dark brown body with a dark tan, foamy head. Superb lacing. Taste: Very, very dark roasted coffee. Itís like having whole beans in your mouth. Roasty, maybe even burned, coffee. Quite bitter. Barely any chocolate notes. Palate: Full bodied, but not creamy or thick. Moderate amount of prickly carbonation. The carbonation feels slow, if that makes any sense. The finish lasts quite a bit, and is all bitterness. Overall: I donít know why this is a "cappuccino" stout. It doesnít have any creamy, foamy flavors, and it tastes more like doughnut shop coffee than espresso. Itís good! I wish they had pursued more creamy flavors and textures.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1160) - 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 (1003) - 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.


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