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RATINGS: 1697   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


MikeF's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2010
One of the better coffe stouts around. A little sweeter than others, but this adds a nice balance.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1913) - 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 (786) - 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 (206) - 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 (7) - 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 (1458) - 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 (1485) - 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 (487) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - APR 19, 2016
Draught @ Tavern29. Opaque dark brown with large foamy beige head, caramel aroma, high carbonation, lightly bitter cappucchino taste, thick body, longish bitter coffee finish. Great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (3775) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bomber, muled from CA by Button the Mule, almost a year ago. Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Film of sticky, pale tan head. Nose still has a load of coffee. More espresso than cappuccino. Rich, roast malts. Hints of milk chocolate and dried vine fruit. Taste is lip sticking sweet, first off, turning big, charred, roast bitter. Some coffee grind tang. Smooth and silly easy drinking at the ABV. Long, tangy, roast coffee bitter finish. Too bitter for the missus, so I got to drink the lot, which I did in no time. Like rabbit gravy. Cheers kid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (190) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2016
Strong roasted coffee aroma, plus milder aromas of molasses, cereal and toffee. Hops seem to just impart a general bitterness. The color is black with a fairly large light brown head. Taste includes a moderately strong sweetness and moderately strong generalized bitterness. The body is full, with a creamy texture. The high alcohol is apparent and there is a long finish with sweetness, roasted coffee, molasses and the general bitterness. Overall I liked this beer quite a bit; there was good complexity and the roasted coffee worked quite well with the sweet malts and high alcohol.


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