Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -2.4%
Did not try and break the date code on the bottle but I am assuming this beer is at least a year old as I pulled it off the clearance shelf. An imperial stout so a little age probably did it some good. Pours dark brown that is deep black in the glass. A massive head forms and then settles to a thick cap. Lacing does not seem to want to stick to the glass but some spotty lacing is left down the glass.
Aroma of roasted malt with hints of smoke, coffee, and tobacco. Some earthiness as well. Does not smell that deep or robust however.
Good big stout flavors from the malt but did not seem like the brewer got too creative. A touch of burnt bitterness to go along with a hint of smoke and tobacco. Also some subtle hint of chocolate and coffee to go along with a bit of earthiness.
Feels a bit thin for a big stout. Nice carbonation however.
A good affordable big stout that does not really do anything exciting by todays standards. Just wish for a fuller body as that was the big disappointment.
08-10-2014 19:32:24 | More by morimech
4.88/5 rDev +30.5%
22oz bottle revealed a nice dark-brown, almost dark-black stout with small khaki-tan head. Smell is mostly of coffee with a hint of chocolate coming through as well as roasted malts, and a marshmallow sweetness. Taste pretty much matches the aromas with the roasted coffee being upfront and most noticeable on the palate. Slight sign of carbonation and pretty solid medium bodied brew with a smooth/slick mouthfeel. I found this Imperial Stout to be better than expected. Well done Lagunitas!
08-08-2014 00:48:28 | More by dpgoblejr
4/5 rDev +7%
The pour gave an illusion of thickness with a deeply black hue and a rich cream like head.
The nose was basic but very nice. Dry chocolate with marshmallow, light coffee, roast and caramel.
The front is a strong dry chocolate with a coffee finish. Throughout the taste I get roast, ember and toffee.
This is a 10 pct Beast with no booze or heat and it drinks rather easy.
This is a lighter Imperial Stout, that doesn't assert itself enough, but it's still delicious and $5 a bomber.
08-04-2014 00:54:19 | More by KYGunner
Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,350 ratings.