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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,565 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,565
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 53
Gots: 191 | FT: 3
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Black as night, opaque. Pours a tan khaki colored head, 1 1/2 fingers thick, frothy. Hangs around a touch and then dissipates. Decent legs on sides of glass.
Aroma- Sweet milk chocolates, pronounced roastiness, little bit of wet graininess. Touch of astringency, little bit of alcohol notes. Fairly subdued aroma.
Taste- Nice dark chocolate notes, but also sweet and creamy chocolate. Huge roastiness follows w/ maybe a touch of coffee. Very rich but finishes bitter from roasted malt and perhaps hops as well.
Feel- Medium mouthfeel, creaminess definetly adds to depth. Ideal amount of moderate carbonation.
Overall- Enjoyable offering, huge roasted malt just balances wonderfully with rich chocolates. There is a lingering bitterness that is not overpowering, quite enjoyable, but its also balanced by a certain creaminess throughout, almost some caramel and vanilla flavors poke through. Not much alcohol detected at all, just a real nice sipping beer.

Im not sure how this beer is rated so low on this site, perhaps there used to be a different recipe? It says in the notes is was 8.2% in 2010, now its 9.9%, not sure. Anyway, this is a bargain at the always low Lagunitas bomber pricing, and a very underrated beer.

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A pretty taste beer here with lots of char, coffee and dark fruits.
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Looks nice on the pour...I seen better.
A good beer with a good taste.

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,565 ratings.