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RATINGS: 1590   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


Jethro6191's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jethro6191 (478) - Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours brown with a beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate notes. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Good stout with big coffee flavors.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3628) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2015
Med-Full body. Sweet malty nose with lots of capaccino, chocolate and a bit of roasted malt. Smooth soft mouth with alcohol well hidden. Nice lingering capaccino finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1137) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle to pint glass (thanks Steve) Coffee, dark chocolate, nutmet, and plenty of toasted malts. Silky black with a thin light tan head, and spotty lacing. Taste is dark chocolate, black coffee, a little molasses, a touch of milk.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nieterac (1) - - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
Rich and creamy. Hint of cherry. Small sour note. Very smooth. After taste of malt and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lawman834 (240) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Dark cola colored with a nice mocha head, plenty of lacing. Very dark roasted coffee, like Charbucks style. Roasted malt and licorice. A bit bread like on the finish. Interesting but too much bite from the charred coffee for my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigericsports (15) - 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 (383) - - 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 (603) - 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 (508) - 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 (516) - 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.


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