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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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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into 10 oz snifter.

A Jet black. Frothy lingering tan head. Nice lacing where the head dies.

S Very weak. Some notes of coffee and malt but not much comes through. Weird.

T Quite different from the smell. Very flavorful. Roasted malts. Raisin. Dark chocolate. Coffee beans. Hops (this is a Lagunitas brew after all), this creates a nice bitterness on the tail end that lingers. Some heat.

M Rich, full, foamy. Boozy finish.

O Lagunitas, in this reviewers opinion, makes the best IPAs in the universe. They also make some damn fine stouts. Cappuccino Stout is awesome. BACS is one of the two or three best BA stouts I've ever had. This brew doesn't stand up with the former two, but it's still damn good. Rich and flavorful. I'm still confused as to why the aroma is so weak. Nevertheless, that's basically unimportant. Really good stout.

PieOhMy, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is one of those beers that makes me wish beer advocate had a rating for price. I think anyone who likes lagunitas, stouts, hops, black ale or black ipas needs to try this beer. It's a five dollar 22 oz bottle!
Hoppy just like the rest of their beers, i'd classify this as an imperial porter or a black ipa. It does not have near the body thickness that it need to be an Imperial stout. It is much more hoppy than most r.i.s. I've had, not that r.i.s. cant be hoppy (Brau Brother's Ivan the Great is THE hoppiest stouts, [fresh of course] that I have ever had) There is not much of the normal aromas and flavor depths that you get from most r.i.s. either. some booziness and roasted malts and hops in the aroma and the flavor is pretty much the same, booziness not really well masked. the price is definitely the best thing about this beer.

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bought as a single bomber

pours dark, deep brown, 1-2 cm tan head, decent lacing, has a really nice semi-syrupy look as it pours

S: get hints of caramel and smokiness, dark chocolate, in and amongst, you get a hint of that sharp alcohol odor coming through, but between that, there's also a hint of nuttiness, almost kind of a hazelnut type odor

T: reflected by the smell, the only problem I have is that the booziness cuts through it a bit at times, this is minor, overall, it's a very good beer

M: light carbonation, creamy feel, overall very smooth, the slight booziness improves as it warms

O: solid beer, I've had better stouts, but this is excellent overall, perfect for after dinner with dessert

Cheshire_Crew_Al, Oct 05, 2013
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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,393 ratings.