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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout

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1,293 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,293
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
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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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pitch black with a foamy three-finger light tan lacing which faded a little quickly. Pretty cool concentric circle lacing as the level of beer dropped in the glass.

S - Nice strong aroma of cocoa, roasted grain, dark fruits, and a touch of lactose.

T - Big sweet stout with juicy dark fruits (getting a lot of plum and black cherry) leading the charge over and beyond any burnt/roasted flavors. Chocolate and burnt flavors are certainly there, but not slapping you in the face and commanding your attention like many other Russian Imperials. Hint of anise floating in the background. An almost acidic quality in the finish. Touch of leafy green hops as the aftertaste fades. Booziness comes through a little starting in the mid-palate and carrying through the finish. Super sweet. Overall pretty tasty.

M - Thinner and more carbonated than most RIS, but you'd be hard pressed to actually call it "thin". More like medium bodied. Carbonation makes it scary drinkable as big gulps are not a problem.

O - A slightly brash, unconventional RIS. Overall solid, and good for those looking for something a little different, or extremely drinkable. For those craving a large burnt bitter profile, this might not be their cup of tea. That said, I really did enjoy this, and might buy again when in the mood.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 03:05:52 | More by TempeBeerMan
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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
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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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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,293 ratings.