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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,628 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,628
Reviews: 594
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 56
Gots: 218 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-31-2001

2010 8.2% abv
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,628 | Reviews: 594 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WuBByG999
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigTravor
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Squires
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pulled aged bottle from cellar.
Definitely smooths out with age.

Photo of scuttlebutt21
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of egoo33
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moundbz
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

kind of an alcohol crisp rush, starts smooth then some chocolate taste and a bitter end

Photo of rolltide8425
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tlema1
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KillerJigger
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Decent lasting head which laced my pint glass. Sweet finish with nice roasty tones. I could easily drink two in a night.

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Hair of the Dog glass. Smooth, with the usual chocolate and coffee notes. Nice lacing. As mentioned, this is a great beer for the price.

Photo of Notation
4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great go-to stout, the price is always right.

Photo of Cycle69
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boesesfleisch
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

By no means a bad beer. However, it seems to me to fall between a regular stout and an imperial stout (regarding flavor, not alcohol), and does not come anywhere close to having the complexities seen in others (Stone RIS, Rasputin, etc.). Considering the price though it is a pretty good bargain. I would recommend this as a good beer to try for beginners before getting into some of the other RISs mentioned above.

Photo of mbmiche
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my go to stouts love the chocolate in this one

Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightwish1094
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,628 ratings.