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RATINGS: 1571   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Natai (102) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours a deep murky brown with an off white head. Strong coffee aroma with hints of dark chocolate and a touch of dark fruit. Strong cappuccino and chocolate flavors are almost overpowering. Bitter for a stout, due to the strong coffee flavor. A little light in body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pour is muddy dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has only as bit of coffee. Flavor is more pronounced, coffee grounds and maybe some chocolate. Itís fairly dry for a stout. Looking at the abv and og, it clearly doesnít have much residual sugar. Itís an interesting brew. Iím not wild about it. But itís solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
rolfc81 (91) - - FEB 28, 2015
Full bodied with a smooth mild flavor, with a hint of cappuccino. Nice head, dark velvety brown color

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2755) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 28, 2015
On tap at Alltech fest. Appearance: pitch black. Cappuccino head. Aroma: chocolate and ídampí. Rusty. Flavour : chocolate and leather, smoke, nutty, bitter with a long milk chocolate and herb finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (714) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 28, 2015
Taster at altech beer festival. Pours deep black. Chocolate coffee, manure, toast, brown sugar. Flavour is creamy sweet dark malts. Medium body low carbonation. ABV managed well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (702) - Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Bricks. Pours black with tons of tan head and lacing. Nose and taste are coffee with creamy dark chocolate. Great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidobutai (454) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
One of my top beers. Poured from a bottle. Delicious aroma, chocolate coffee and. ...bacon? I canít place it. But itís terrific. Lacing couldíve been better. But Iíd get this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barnacle_Ed (22) - Milpitas, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Man oh man oh man this is good stuff. Very dark brown with thin tan head. Smells of mocha and toast. Taste is wonderful...bitter coffee balanced with dark chocolate and some toasted malt backing. Nice toasty aftertaste. Noticeable carbonation, but not unpleasant. Dangerously smooth for the alcohol content and creamy mouthfeel makes it a real treat. Love it! Wish it was a regular offering instead of a seasonal, I?d drink one any time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from the brewery Lagunitas, Petaluma - CA. Color: dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: coffee domination and mocha notes. Some black chocolate notes, and rye bread with roasted malt. Taste: high cappuccino and coffee domination. Rye malt taste with great sweet roasted malt. Aftertaste: black chocolate and coffee finish, good bitterness. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (772) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle bought Jul 12/14. 9.2%abv. Pours a clear, deep mahogany with a one finger, tan head. Aroma has smooth notes of toasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a hint of dark fruits. Taste is a touch sweet. Starts out with dark chocolate, roasted malts, and caramel, then moves to coffee, dark fruits, and an drawn out aftertaste. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Not too syrupy in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Overall a really nice coffee stout. Balanced and not overdone. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (1040) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2015
Draught at Blackbird. Deep brown, huge lasting foamy, frothy light tan coloured head. Lovely soft coffee nose. Flavour is a work of art, soft coffee, milky texture, some bitterness in the back. Mouthfeel is so so smooth.

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