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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout

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1,630 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,630
Reviews: 594
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 56
Gots: 219 | 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
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber at World of Beer at North Hills 11/18/11. Split it with jtd1969.

Poured into small snifters. Pours pitch black with a thin, brown lacing of head. The nose has notes of rich chocolate, deep roasted malts, and dark fruit. The taste is rich, deep chocolate and roasted malts with some anise and licorice up front with a nice bitter finish. The balance in the flavors is perfect and the alcohol is noticeable but adds warmth and depth and does nothing to detract from the overall flavor. The mouthfeel is full bodied, chewy, and warm.

This is fantastic. It's smooth, full bodied, rich, delicious. I would have another one in a heart beat.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of dafizzif
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pretty damn black with only brown highlights on the very top near the head, which pours very thin burnt sugar white color.

Smell: Sweet malts and a bit of maple with only the slightest hints of chocolate. No real coffee notes at all.

Taste: Not as sweet as I was expecting. A good amount of bitterness, but not really hoppy at all (more of a chocolatey bitterness). Coffee notes linger after swallow.

Mouthfeel: Above medium body that, as said lingers.

Overall: A fairly good beer, but certainly not as good as many others of the style. Basically, it exemplifies it well, but does nothing to innovate. Good brew for a great value (theme with Lagunitas).

Photo of capeannbass36
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark, dark brown...almost black with mahogany highlights on edges when held up to a very bright light. Two finger creamy tan head disappates slowly. Light to medium lacing throughout.

S- Sweet malt. A little coffee and bittersweet chocolate.

T- Malt. A little coffee and chocolate. Hint of licorice. Somewhat boozy. No bitter aftertaste whatsoever.

M- Slightly sweet and creamy. Light carbonation.

O- Sat on this for over 7 months. Just another reason to be a fan of Lagunitas! Easy to drink. ABV sneaks up on you.

Photo of ehammond1
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

Deep dark mahogany brown bordering on black with a thick, persistent brown head. Leaves spots of lacing down the glass, but I expected more mess from this one.

The aroma is a lovely combination of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and some faint, stinging licorice. This is very nice, and quite unexpected.

Roasted malt, sweet and tangy licorice, some mild chocolate, and a moderate level of bitterness combine for a very drinkable, tasty big stout.

Medium bodied with a moderate to low amount of carbonation. I really wish this was far thicker, though it's not at all distracting from the beer.

A very tasty big stout from Lagunitas, and it actually took me by surprise at how much I enjoyed it. This is a great, inexpensive stout.

Photo of Murrhey
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured in a Pilsner glass.

A- Dark, thin tan head with thick bubbles. Can't see through the beer, this is wonderfully dark.

S- Roast malts, coffee and chocolate. Somewhat boozy in the nose.

T- Delicious and dark, booziness is kept in check by the dark roast flavors.

M- Thick, weaker carbonation, but finished full bodied.

O- Delicious. Full bodied with nice smells.

Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,630 ratings.