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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

1,393 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,393
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 45
Gots: 148 | 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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Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev +6.7%

On sale for $4.29 at Hop City, Atlanta. One of the best beer bargains around.

A: Black with a tan one finger head that dissipates fast. Some lacing.

S: Anise, leather, dark fruit (plums, dates).

T: Wow! Chocolate and licorice do a jig on my tongue. Dark fruit cuts in, too. Caramel and a bit of coffee round out the taste. Hearty as hell. Robust. Just a stellar brew.

M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation. Thick. Dry. Full volume.

O: A surprisingly good RIS; one I would easily recommend. I'd pay twice as much for this terrific brew. Well done, Lagunitas.

brewskifan55, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Imperial, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Doomcifer, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

bundy462, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

drbenderdo, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

disconat, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

epitaph_tmaz, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Hoptimus-Prime, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Tricerahops, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Braz
3.9/5  rDev +4%

Good there's just a touch of alcohol bite in this that keeps it from being top shelf to me. Body and appearance are great. Mild sweetness and a bit heavier on coffee notes than others I've had.

Braz, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

RMelyon, Aug 24, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Modernrickk, Aug 24, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

Double_O, Aug 24, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +17.3%

abnerperez, Aug 24, 2014
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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%

Bradaplast, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

thetomb, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

augustwest, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

ToddThompson, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Dave2234, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

aoampm, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Hophazzard
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

This is a top notch Imperial Stout!

Hophazzard, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Roguer, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

DrStiffington, Aug 17, 2014
Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,393 ratings.