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RATINGS: 1699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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


ASak10's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Really enjoyed this beer. Coffee and light chocolate aroma. Taste is bitter and sweet coffee right at the start, finishes with some chocolate and malty flavors. Delicious beer and for the price, amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sulawang (986) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Visual: Pours jet black without a significant head, ringed nano-micro ringed retention, steady micro streams accompanied by sporadic scatted bubbles. Nose: roasted nutty sweet coffee, liquid barley malt in the background. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: super THICK, creamy-smooth/almost NO2 Mid-palate: roasted coffee, (lvl-6-sweetness) -> roasted barley malt, light burnt bitter chocolate, soy sauce, alcohol tang, vanilla Finish: deep roasted coffee exhale w/ lingering bittersweet roasted malt. Summary: This one kept me sipping and sipping... and sipping. Wonderfully smooth and approachable thick-creamy mouthfeel with a very agreeable integrated roasted coffee & barley deep body. Balanced, rich, delicious. It could use a touch of milkiness, but otherwise excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (457) - - MAY 30, 2016
Large American bottle. Brown. Pours black with a medium tan foam head subsiding average slow. Scent is light malt and medium light Porter yeast. Taste is medium dense Porter with maybe hops and little else. Finish is dry and a little earthy and even a little capsaicin. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (729) - USA - MAY 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2016 Opaque, covering lace. Very full body, silky texture, flavorful, big, rich and well balanced mouthfeel, long aftertaste. Bitter but well supported by mild background malt sweetness and balanced by crisp acidity. Intense dark coffee flavor, malty, tar, coke. Delicious and satisfying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1988) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a creamy head and good lacing. Aroma of fresh coffee, bit of dark fruit and roasted malt. Taste of coffee, coffee, bit of dark fruit and chocolate in the background. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Full body, smooth with a nice coffee feel and well balanced. Enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (836) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Brown colour with small head on top. Aroma has coffee beans, caramel malts, raisin too and of course roasted malts. Taste has lots of coffee, maybe that milk based cappuccino, roasted malts. Coffee stout, nothing special. Almost full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (254) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Dark. Nice rings. Coffee. Caramel. Sweetish. Raisin. Automat coffee. Alright stout, not too dry, but lacks imperialism.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
zentaoist42 (8) - Hayward, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016 does not count
It pours a very dark brown, forming a beige head that turns more tan as it diminishes. The head resembles a freshly pulled shot of espresso that turns to lace around the glass. There are hints of coffee and vanilla on the nose, but most of it is overwhelmed by the roasted malt and the hops used. The mouth is smooth if a bit heavy, a thicker feel than the beer looks like it would have. Towards the finish, the beer yields to the spicy and bitter notes from the hops with the coffee flavors. It does go down a bit too easily for a beer of such an ABV. Overall, I was expecting more of an aroma from the beer, but I can barely smell it, even with a head. It’s not a bad beer. It is drinkable, but there is nothing spectacular about it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Color black. White head, lace. Aroma is juniper berry and roast, earthy mineral. Same in taste but enhanced with more roast chocolate and juniper berry. Earthy herbal. Kinda sweet syrupy. Coffe seemed a little on the ashy day old side.Possibly a darker roast than I can appreciate maybe? Not sure. Stones Americano stout was real awesome, this is less.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1584) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Lagunitas tap room, Pataluma (CA, USA). Black pour, brownish head much retention. Nose: Tiramisú, macchiato, rich aroma. Mouth: cappuccino shake, frappe, milk, decent bitterness. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (522) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2016
Dark brown with cream colored head. Coffee and chocolate flavor. Not a bad semisweet stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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