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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,569
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 53
Gots: 192 | 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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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

When pouring it looks dark brown and turns black as it settles into the glass while producing a dark tan head. The smell hits you with its roast qualities, dark bitter chocolate, smoke, bbq, and a slight sweetness. As you sip the beer the dark roast shows its face first; then coco, and sweetness with a cherry note, slightly bitterness, and a pleasant creamy finish. The beer has a satisfying medium to full fluffy - pillowy soft body that leaves an oily residue in your mouth.

The more I drink this beer the more I like it, it must be the warming to the right temperature that is doing it (make sure you let it warm up to around 50). Awesome stout and surprisingly drinkable at 9.9% abv with no hint of alcohol. If you like stouts this is a must have, Cheers!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Wegmans for Lagunitas' typical bargain bin prices. Awesome!

Pours a dark black, with a thick mocha-colored head that lasts a while, leaving spots of lacing on the glass.

Smells like sweet chocolate, roasted malt, espresso beans, and a little bit vanilla.

At this ABV, it's pretty incredible that the booze is not a taste factor at all. This is so smooth. It's not the most terribly complex RIS I've ever had, but it tastes great anyway. There's a good helping of darkly roasted malt, with some sweet chocolate cream flavors, and a bit of roasted coffee bean. It tastes like most big RIS's of its kind, but it nails the intended flavors at a great price.

This is medium bodied, could be slightly thicker, with a very creamy, rich mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation. This is very drinkable for its heft.

A most excellently priced and tasty imperial stout. I think this would benefit really well from time in the barrel, to add more layers of flavor to it.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.59/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours black with a big fluffy head. Head retains for a shot period of time. Great looking beer.

Smell: Malty with hints of vanilla. Very faint coffee. The smell overall is very weak. The smell is good, just very hard to pick up.

Taste: Malty, hints of chocolate, with a slight, and I mean SLIGHT alcohol burn. A woody, barely, coffee like finish.

Feel: full bodied and creamy texture. The way a stout is supposed to be.

Overall: Pretty enjoyable. Not the best RIS I've had, but pretty damn good. Would certainly buy again.

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great stout brew. i would drink this beer again.

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,569 ratings.