Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,579
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 55
Gots: 197 | 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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4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great Imperial Stout for the $$. Not as bold and distinct as some of the classics, but a solid beer.The scent is unremarkable, but the look is an appetizing dark, oily black. The mouthfeel is a bit lighter than you might expect but nice and creamy. The taste is roasted malt and coffee, with a touch of chocolate. I know this doesn't live up to the greats but it really matches my palate well. It's a great everyday Imperial Stout. The low rating here made me reluctant to try it. Big mistake. Way underrated and a steal at $4.99 a bomber.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black with a hint of an amber-orange hue at the sides of the glass. A creamy one finger dark khaki to colored head develops with a heavy pour. The head has great retention and it leaves considerable lacing on the glass.

S- Dark roasted malts, Chocolate, caramel, coffee, cocoa. a little smoke. Bitter hops behind.

T- Sweet in the front, as the malts have the reigns here. Similar to the nose but more intense. There is a transition in the middle from sweet to bitter as the hops make a fashionably late appearance toward the end. Better late than never. Or perhaps bitter late than never. A smoke-charcoal flavor joins the now dominate hop presence in the tail. A light alcohol taste and feel as this one warms up.

M- This imperial stout is heavy bodied and creamy. A somewhat chewy and leaves a waxy feel.

O- This is an impressive imperial stout, that only improves with temp. I let this one sit for 20 minutes or so to warm from the fridge. Even so, it gained character and strength during my evaluation as the temperature rose. Bold, impressive and at 9.9%, "it gets you drunk!" Check it out if you are into the style. Another fine brew from Lagunitas .

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,579 ratings.