RATINGS: 1713   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
22oz bomber shared with a friend. black brew with a small tan head. Mlaty cholate aroma with a bit of coffee. flavor is bitter with choclate, but has a nice amount of maltiness. the cofee is suprisingly mild for somethign called a cappicino stout, but adds soem nice notes. well balenced and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Date: 01/21/2006
Mode: Bottle

black, big tan head, nice lace, big roasted coffee aroma, creamy body, lots of coffee flavor, low bitterness, nice chocolate comes from behind and adds some richness, slightly sweet creamy character mixed with the coffee makes for a great coffee with cream
-------- /> Date: 02/25/2006
Source: blind tasting

dark ruby, thin fine beige head, sweet chocolate aroma, touch of licorish, thin body, good chocolate flavor, light bitterness, touch of sweetness
-------- /> Date: 10/31/2006
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

aroma is subdued but may be too cold, warming helps the aroma a bit but really brings out the roasted and coffee in the flavor, turns into a great creamy cup of coffee
-------- /> Date: 01/06/2008
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac

coffee and chocolate are in great balance, great roasted coffee character but it does not take over the base beer

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
12 oz bottle shared with padrefan98. Black with not much head. Aromas were a little weak. Roasty aromas, and maybe some chocolate. Pretty bitter on the finish. Bitter chocolate with black coffee. Some porter flavors actually. Cappachino actually, ya I can taste that. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4921) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2007
22 ounce bottle from Table and Vine in Northampton, MA (January 2007) consumed at cellar temperature from a Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass. Faint light trickles through the inky blackness, which is topped by a smallish receding tan head that leaves a thin film as it dies.....there is coffee in the nose, yes, but its surprisingly sweet with vanilla and chocolate dominating, mellow and not aggressive at all; faint hints of thyme and orange also appear....the body is also largely sweet at first, but a big jolt of espresso bitterness does show up quickly amidst the milk chocolate swirls, and mixes effortlessly to form a beautifully balanced bitter/dry, sweet/soft & velvety texture....carbonation is moderate and prickly, the fresh java bitterness continues forever; if anything its a bit too rough and perhaps a tad oily at the finish.....a solid effort, one of the best from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Poured dark with little head. Strong coffee, malty aroma. Flavor was pretty strong, a little bitter with a strong coffee finish. I enjoyed this one and would like to get some again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6296) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Bomber opened on 6/22/07 and finished on 6/23/07
Lagunitas is pretty impressive with their carbonation for it being forced carbonation in a filtered beer. Extremely large, cappucino colored head cascades in to a dark caramel folded in to ebony body. Medium to medium-high clarity with strong retention and light lacing.
Sticky chocolate and coffee layered atop vanilla and dry, green, juicy hoppiness. Bitter and with definite resinous notes, but for some reason I dont think it goes too far, nor does it contrast too heavily with the dark malts. Probably because theres a good deal of sticky caramel; much more than in usual stouts. The coffee is actually quite tasteefully done and leaves room for the malts. Daresay its got a soothing, almost silky texture. Sweetness, for a Lagunitas beer, is particularly under control and in a total sense probably medium sweet. Low carbonation as well. Molasses dots the flavor profile throughout, with sweet vanilla and chocolate. Scorched coffee on the finish somewhat detracts, but its minimal. One of the better beers from Lagunitas, IMHO. Alcohol very well-concealed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6259) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Nose is malty and full of dark coffee with some detectable hops as well. Lagunitas beers have a signature smell to me. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Nice coffee flavor. Dry and roasty with a small amount of detectable pine hops and some alcohol. Not very bubbly, but more so smooth. Not as heavy in body as alot of stouts. Nice and drinkable with a pleasant warming effect. This would make an awesome winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (6005) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Rating 2900. This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a opaque no visible carbonation dark brown colored body. The nice aroma was malty and coffee. semi-flat smooth . The nice flavor contained notes of malt dark malt brown malt and coffee. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - JUL 20, 2007
draft @ BSP some months ago. Somewhat underwhelming, I remember. Coffee character seemed to come through more as bitterness than chocolate, like terrapin wake and bake. a lack of sweetness made it unique, but somewhat unenjoyable for this style of beer. Of course it was jet black, brown head, etc, etc...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Pours out a clear dark brown color wish a creamy head. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate with some malt. The flavor is not too sweet and a little more bitter than expected. Beer is more carbonated than needed. Overall, the beer is above average and one thats very drinkable.

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