Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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2.73/5 rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
22oz Twist-off bomber
Pours a surprisingly clear deep brown with intense ruby highlights. The appearance has me a little concerned right off the bat when expecting a bit more depth and darkness from an RIS. The head created a slight and quickly disappearing layer of beige head. The aroma, although slightly roasted, also concerns me before I take my first sip. The slight diacytel and all malt smells immediately remind me of a dopplebock and not an RIS. Coming from Lagunitas, I was anticipating the always-present hop punch, but that was nowhere to be found. The taste follows suit on the dopplebock. A slightly buttery and metallic taste seems far from a stout and confuses my mental palate. There seems to be very little that resembles an RIS. I am not an advocate of style guidelines at all, but this one just doesn't fit the bill for me. Lagunitas has never failed me and I consider them to be one of the best West Coast brewers that have kept it real on the price gouging of other brewers. They have earned a great reputation, but this one is a definite miss. I LOVE a good RIS, but this one is a bit tough to put down. Besides, I didn't even get to reuse the bomber for homebrewing (twist off) :(
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2008 01:15:09 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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