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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout

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1,296 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,296
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 39
Gots: 122 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
2010 8.2% abv

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-31-2001)
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Reviews by Mitchster:
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$4.99 for a 22oz bottle @ Bevco.
72.45 IBU's, OG=1.092, 9.9% ABV
No ingredients per the website or bottle.

Pours out to a very clear near black with dark brown highlights, forming a soapy medium tan head with excellent retention and great lacing. Appears filtered. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. Aroma opens with carob, light dark fruit, cola, leafy green hops in moderation. Mouthfeel is a little light bodied for an Imperial Stout..I wonder if they brewed this with sugar to get this OG, ABV, and FG because the mouthfeel is a tad thin for the style but not a disappointment as many reviewers quip. The taste is a recap of the aroma but in a different order...black currant, more dark fruit than the nose would have you guess with raisins and prunes, carob, a touch of black walnut, and a bit of cola in the finish. Bitterness is mild to moderate, a little on the sweeter side.

This is a good beer. I'm certainly not disappointed. It's unfortunate that people are trashing it, probably because today's uber imperial everything makes any traditional RIS pale in comparison. Not quite as thick or heavy as Founders, Siberian Night, or Expedition, but still quite tasty. I would buy it again, and am glad I bought 2 bottles before I read other peoples reviews.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 23:25:14 | More by Mitchster
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3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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Nice Imperial stout from Lagunitas. Pours pitch black with light tan head that dies down to lightly clinging lacing. Nose of fudge, coffee, and deeply roasted grains. Taste is excellent. Smooth chocolate fudge like flavor without being overly sweet, coffee and dark chocolate on the aftertaste with a light hop background. Alcohol warmth on the aftertaste gives this one a big boost without overtaking the other parts of the beer. VERY nice. Cheers.

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Black as night, with a surprisingly light beige head that lingers. Aroma is roasty, with tar and dark cocoa chiming in. Flavor reveals a roast malt base, with hints of chocolate and a slightly metallic finish. It's a little light in malt complexity for an imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,296 ratings.