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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,411 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,411
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 47
Gots: 149 | FT: 4
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with a 1/2 inch head that settles to a film on top and leaves faint spotty lace.

Smell is dark chocolate up front with coffee, toffee, faint dark fruit and a hint of vanilla on the finish.

Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate and faint coffee with slight molasses sweetness on the back end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is exactly what I expect from an Imperial Stout. Nice look, nice smell, solid flavor yet, no aspect jumps out enough to be considered world class. Very good.

Furlinator, Nov 02, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'll echo what most say here. Once again lagunitas does something just a little different. Like with their lagers I'd have no problem picking this stout out of a taste test.

A decent pour, a tad quicker then other stouts. Not much head but decent lacing. A lovely dark coffee color with low key carbonation rising. Very dark but a pretty stout.

Which lead me to expect a more aggressive taste. I get a smooth, grainy coffee but before i could say "weak" I feel the alcohol all the way to the pit of my stomach and the taste sticking to the top of my mouth as a strong stout should. This is a smooth refreshing stout, but its a stout.

I get a little cherry, coffee, malt in the smell too. Not a stout you buy for the smell but surely not one you'd turn your nose from. A nice brew crafted well. And just a little different.

I could see this brew going well with food. Most of all beef.

USAF77, Oct 29, 2013
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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.