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RATINGS: 1650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.26%
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

Beerenberger's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Aroma of rich smooth coffee, cream, and maybe a hint of chocolate. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a none lasting tan head. The taste is, while very good, not as smooth as the nose indicated. There is a strong bitter coffee taste initially followed by a note of creaminess. The finish and the aftertaste return to the bitter coffee flavor. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall, this beer would be more enjoyable with a big steak or after a meal than just an afternoon beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cjmccahill (46) - Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bomber to snifter. Pours black, some deep red on the edge, thin tan head fades fast. Nose is bitter, all roast, coffee. Flavor is bold, bitter. Solid feel. Good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bomber in tulip glass. Traverse city. Dark dark brown with a slight ruby tint. Small white head. Aroma is espesso forward, heavy roast, dark chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is mostly bitter up front. Fades to subtle sweetness on the finish. Medium body, slick texture, long long espresso finish. Pretty nice. Really espresso-y

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopwine (611) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2015
2014 bottle. Brownie batter, espresso, green pepper, fig, brown sugar, faint grassy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (742) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Appearance was clear black with creamy mocha 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are roasted barley, coffee with hints of peppers, clean yeasts. Taste are blast of breakfest blend coffee, chocolate upfront, then soft roast of black bitterness mid sip. Smooth hatch pepper, clean non-fruity yeast finish. Palate is soft creamy CO2 with medium-full body, then lasting roasted barley, coffee finish. Overall an interesting coffee and stout, try it. Needs a good year of aging though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle from SB. Dark reddish brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Full body with a long bitter / roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1470) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
Sample from bottle at Porterfestivalen 2015, Göteborg. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and ashes. A lot of coffee. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (904) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
’2014 Vintage-ized’. Minimal head, deep, dark, - no, really dark brown, almost black. Aroma is cappuccino (hence the name guys, hence the name). Also some notes of toasted malts, not quite smoke but reminiscent of campfire a bit. Flavors are malty, a little bit of prunes, some more of those hints fo smoke, a little earhty/game-yness, Full bodied, yet light on the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
light malty chocolate aroma, looks like cola, tastes of chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, not overpowering with some mild carb, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (2072) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Released as a special-aged vintage "2014". Pours into the glass almost opaque black with a frothy tan head that leaves generous lacing. The nose is spot on for cappuccino. Flavors are full of bold roasted coffee, a hint of cream, a hint of dark pitted fruits, some earthy bitters and finishes with a lingering roasted coffee bean. The full-body and light activity in the mouth makes for a complex, rich mouthfeel and substantial palate. An ode to the cappuccino, this is a wonderful brew that has mellowed nicely over a year.

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