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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,368 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 42
Gots: 141 | 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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Ratings: 1,368 | Reviews: 558 | Display Reviews Only:
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RMelyon

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

08-24-2014 23:29:18 | More by RMelyon
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Modernrickk

California

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

08-24-2014 16:59:07 | More by Modernrickk
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Double_O

California

4.04/5  rDev +8%

08-24-2014 04:51:27 | More by Double_O
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abnerperez


4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-24-2014 03:11:02 | More by abnerperez
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Bradaplast

North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%

08-23-2014 14:56:06 | More by Bradaplast
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thetomb

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-23-2014 04:02:22 | More by thetomb
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augustwest

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-22-2014 21:58:36 | More by augustwest
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-22-2014 17:52:49 | More by ToddThompson
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Dave2234

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-22-2014 04:39:37 | More by Dave2234
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aoampm

California

4/5  rDev +7%

08-20-2014 19:56:10 | More by aoampm
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Nbdreher


3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-19-2014 17:16:57 | More by Nbdreher
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-19-2014 15:16:52 | More by thufflife
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Hophazzard

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-19-2014 13:02:34 | More by Hophazzard
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%

Impressively thick and solid dark brown head; retention is excellent, settling to a creamy residue and leaving behind tons of lacing. Brew is black. 4.25

Roasted barley and cacao on the aroma. A little dark fruit, but not the sour, overripe presence from many stouts. 3.75

Pretty straightforward stout, featuring a surprising amount of chocolate, lots of roasted barley, barely tart dark fruit, banana yeast profile, light tobacco leaf, and a little coffee and cream. 3.5

Creamy mouthfeel, with a little sting for the style, and mild alcohol burn. Long wet finish. Very impressive feel. 4.25

For the price, this is a great imperial stout. It doesn't really stand up against the big boys IMO, but at $5 a bomber, it may well be the best bargain in its class. 3.75

08-18-2014 12:39:18 | More by Roguer
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

08-17-2014 20:34:44 | More by DrStiffington
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

08-17-2014 19:27:39 | More by Matthew1788
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

08-17-2014 18:50:17 | More by Gonzoillini
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michiganfootball20


4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-16-2014 17:34:39 | More by michiganfootball20
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-15-2014 19:00:12 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

No frills, no gimmicks, no games; the highly roasted taste of imperial stout stands tall with Lagunitas' massive dark ale.

Opaque and onyx-black, the ale would likely crawl out on its own if not poured so quickly. Inky and like motor oil, the ale settles into the snifter unleashing a plethora of roasted sweetness. Molasses, dark chocolate, espresso and roasted nuttiness envelops the nose while the first taste take the senses to roasted marshmallows with its creamy and roasted sweetness.

Sweetness in tow throughout the center, the deep toffee elements support the dark-roast of coffee and bittersweet chocolate while the ale journeys from lush milkshake, through campfire burnt embers to conclude rummy and warm with peps of licorice peaking through late.

Full from start to finish, its decadent richness is sliced through with alcohol spice and thinning warmth. Its final bitterness is woodsy and as much of burnt coffee and chicory root as it is of hops. Its long coffee-like linger links up with the next sip effortlessly.

08-15-2014 18:20:59 | More by BEERchitect
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Dgiand

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

08-15-2014 18:06:21 | More by Dgiand
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

08-15-2014 17:57:46 | More by wtkphoto
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jmrod


4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-15-2014 13:00:31 | More by jmrod
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TommyTheCat

California

4/5  rDev +7%

08-15-2014 04:06:48 | More by TommyTheCat
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-14-2014 18:25:19 | More by wrightst
Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,368 ratings.