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RATINGS: 1703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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

MmmcKay's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Tasted at the 2nd Annual 12th South Winter Warmer. On a day where I was really enjoying the lighter bodied and more balanced stouts, this was one of the few misses for me. It was certainly lighter bodied for the stouts at Winter Warmer. Yeah there were a lot of super high octane beers there. The Cappuccino stout came across as a bit stale with its coffee flavor and watered down. I would like to try it again as it was up against absolutely unfair competition. Nonetheless, on this day, it did not impress.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1537) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Day-Old coffee and coffee bitterness mingling with some some low hoppiness ... maybe a little alcohol. Taste is similar with caramel and significant roasted nuts ... finish is a cup of espresso with a touch of sweetness. Very smooth mouthfeel ... it is big, not a chore to finish, but you still need to stick around and appreciate it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (1005) - Friona, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2016
My 1000 th rating. Pours a dark brown/black with a thick head and great retention. Aromas coffee, brownie, cocoa, slight smoky wood. Flavors medium coffee, light wood, medium cocoa, slight brownie. Medium sweetness medium bitter finish. This is not to complex but decent. Have had way better coffee stouts and most are better with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (513) - Austin, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Coffee and roasted barley aroma. A bit if a char character. Pretty sweet, but the bitterness means it’s not cloying. Has a decent bitterness. Body is also thinner than expected, but not thin at all. Tasty big, roasty, and a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4751) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
(Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.2% Black coloured body, one full finger of thick, beige head, creamy, with very good retention. Aroma has sweet coffee, chocolate, mocca, light plums. Nice taste, more cold coffee now, sweet in general, with chocolate, mocca, plums, light caramel, fudge, some roasted malts on the finish, dates here and there, hints of alcohol. Medium body with good carbonation. Nothing mind-blowing but a very good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sulawang (1000) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (467) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (744) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2003) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (857) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (262) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Dark. Nice rings. Coffee. Caramel. Sweetish. Raisin. Automat coffee. Alright stout, not too dry, but lacks imperialism.

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