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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,260 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,260
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 39
Gots: 113 | 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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gleemonger

California

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Almost black, with a tan to off white head that doesn't stick around very long, but leaves lacing. Not as rich looking as I'd expect.

Not a huge aroma, but I do get a nice chocolaty roast with hints of hops. A little bit of dark fruit and some alcohol. I'll have to keep checking on the aroma as it warms. Yes, definitely comes out more as it warms - aroma still the same as described.

Similar to the aroma, a pretty even blend of chocolate and coffee roastiness. Picking up a pretty nice complexity to the roasted malts. Alcohol a bit too prevalent, but this is one big RIS. Still, it's a bit much, especially after I swallow, kind of taking over the aftertaste a bit. Pretty nicely balanced flavor though, for sure.

Medium to full bodied - not quite as rich as I like in a RIS, but it kind of changes throughout the sip. Moderate carbonation. Pretty good, just not quite spot on for me.

Definitely well made, just not super exciting or stand-out. All elements miss just slighly for me, from a kind of thin appearance and feel to a little bit too much of an alcohol presence. But it's definitely drinkable and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 18:46:14 | More by gleemonger
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22 oz bottle

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Pours a creamy head, slightly lacing lingers on glass.

Smell:
Smells like fudge.

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Roasty, sweet, then a metallic bitterness. A bit of ash. Would go well with a campfire and a smore. Warming and boozy, but not out of balance.

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From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.25 (special 2-for-$8.50 w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: June 26, 2014
Consumed: June 28, 2014
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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,260 ratings.