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RATINGS: 1586   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Deep dark reddish brown, almost black. Smells of molasses, brown shugga, coffee, and alcohol. Taste is strong roasted grain, sweet, espresso, faintly hopped. Not as heavily bodied as I was expecting, not a bad thing. Very good mix of flavors.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigericsports (13) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bomber. Pours dark brown to almost black with nice mocha head, nice lacing on glass. Aroma is of deep roasted malts. The flavor is deep and rich with coffee, dark roasted malts and mild chocolate, licorice. Alcohol is hidden but only appears on the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (382) - - MAR 22, 2015
A bit boozy. Medium roast coffee, toasted bread, coffee liquor and milk. Pretty strong coffee bitterness. A bit light for a stout, but good feel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
finn1918 (211) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours reddish black with a small tan head that’s gone in a flash. Aroma is very weak--roast, coffee beans, some hops. Taste is malt-forward and sweet, with the coffee adding a little dryness to the finish. Nothing to write home about, but at $4.49 a bomber who cares? Well worth the price, like most of their brews.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (599) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Has a really intense coffee flavor. Not my favorite but was still good especially for the price.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonmac (504) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Tap at Stanley?s NE. Accidentally poured into pint glass. Dark brown. Initial one finger of head that dissipated rather expeditiously. Aroma is muted coffee. Taste is very hard sell coffee with a lingering bitterness that really over-stays its welcome. There is a spice element that seems out of place. No balance. They went for the cappaccino and it?s not hidden. Wow. Not feeling this one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonshawn (513) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Tap at stanleys. In pint glass but probably should have been in goblet with commonmac. Dark brown with one finger off white head. Good lacing. Subtle aroma . Sharp coffee bitterness to start then a long lingering sweet and bitter dry hit . Spicy. Taste lasts very long. Nothing subtle here. I wanted some more balance. Not super drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (18) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Pours dark (dark red up against the light) with a nice light brown head. Head retention is good. Cappuccino smell is not over powering with a well balanced bitterness, spice, light smoke and malt. Lingering taste of coffee with a slight oily feel that covers the mouth. This is well writhing my top 5 coffee stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/14/15] Draught at Lagunitas in Petaluma. Black with a tan head. Big coffee aroma, roasty and a bit “green”. Bittersweet flavor, coffee-ish and roasty, with a bit of chocolate. Full-bodied. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (283) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Slightly opaque, deep brown. Almost no head. Earthy, very subtle deep berry, coffee. Slight milky sweetness in the nose. Quite a lot of roasty bitterness, some mild underlying sweetness. Pretty thick body, decent amount of acidity and effervescence. Really coats the palate, very long finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (212) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Poured from the bomber, this one says 8.9% abv not sure which year that makes it. Was far less sweet than I expected (good) especially for a stout, a little spicy actually. Plenty strong (good). Didn’t mind paying $4 for this.


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