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RATINGS: 1716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (13341) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
Black with a lasting tan head. Really strong coffee aroma which isnt entirely pleasant - has a note of sour, cold coffee. Caramel and dark malt is noticed in the background of the aroma. Flavour is dry, and also dominated by cold coffee, maybe even cold espresso, and with a lot of alcohol. Too much coffee, not enough stout. Cellaring might make it less harsh, but I doubt this beer will ever make me happy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Pours a dark tan colored head over motor oil colored body. Obvious aroma of cappuccino, along with faint maltiness. Tastes of coffee ice cream, cereal, mild salt. Silky smooth and very enjoyable!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bomber. Rich coffee aroma, first whiff is a sweet candyish duft, but eventually were into nothing but beans and ground, dry and gritty and heavenly coffee-ee! Mahogany pour, not quite opaque, with a light brown soapy head. Espresso and light chocolate and caramel, a bit of mocha and slight candyish notes from the yeast, with an effect (but not taste) of artificial sweetener. Fullish body with light prickling from the hops, a fully dry finish and even drier aftertaste. A touch oily. Alcohol is well-integrated but still noticeably there and not exactly refined. Not a classically great stout (has some tendency towards cloying, though it doesnt ever get there, and a little less heft than Id like from a coffee-infusion), but a fun one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15913) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
66cl bottle: Pours black with a creamy brown head & lacings. Aroma is soft & sweet of roasted malts. Texture is smooth & filling. Very well rounded & taste have loads of bitter coffee. I miss some hop appearance & lesser buttery notes. But overall nice & drinkable! Dry roasted end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
mmmmm a bit sweet/candyish. Not really coffe i guess more cappucinno flavor which did not mix overly well. the booze was well hidden though and it was good just a bit off i thought

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Opaque black in color that poured a thick head which dissipated to leave some light lacing. The nose was filled with coffee laced with a touch of bourbon, campfire smoke and brandy macerated cherries. In the mouth the coffee and campfire smoke took center stage in a balanced beer that showed off its high IBUs toward the finish which ended dry. There is no apparant bourbon/brandy in the mouth which may have helped fill out the midpalate and make it a truly outstanding beer. Instead it remains a bit dry and light on its feet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Another winner from a brewery that has yet to disappoint me. Exactly what I expected, a nice stout that is loaded with coffee. Got some body to it, but not too thick, and the taste doesnt hold back. If I am only going to have one beer to relax, this is a good choice.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Perfect stout appearance, black body and a thick off-white bumpy head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans and an unexpected Belgian candy sugar note; grape like in nose. Very unique flavor...the first thing to hit me was a warm, salty taste followed closely by almost burnt malt. Good and hearty though, with a solid mouthfeel. Im not sure if the salt flavor should be there, but its an odd addition to an otherwise good stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13692) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a very dark brown color with a medium tan head. The aroma is a strong coffee and dark chocolate. Good lacing on the glass. The taste is of course a strong coffee with a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2008
bottle, pours deep amber brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly malty and coffee, but not as strong as I anticipated. Flavor is mostly malt and coffee, with a hint of dark fruits at the finish. Lighter flavor and body than expected, but not a bad beer.


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