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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout

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1,286 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,286
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 39
Gots: 120 | 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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Ratings: 1,286 | Reviews: 546 | Display Reviews Only:
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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-24-2014 20:50:42 | More by pjbfromkc
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-24-2014 04:21:18 | More by lighthabit
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robertjskelton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-23-2014 18:00:17 | More by robertjskelton
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barryjg

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-20-2014 21:01:31 | More by barryjg
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blavod

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-18-2014 22:30:11 | More by blavod
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5/5  rDev +34%

06-17-2014 03:01:17 | More by johnny5martini
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imfatsowhat

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-16-2014 23:17:33 | More by imfatsowhat
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Jammergordon

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-16-2014 02:39:52 | More by Jammergordon
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2014 21:48:04 | More by JMS1512
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2Cents

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-13-2014 04:03:44 | More by 2Cents
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samtrillo

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-10-2014 22:54:10 | More by samtrillo
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ViragS

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-10-2014 10:01:12 | More by ViragS
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ethanmc12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2014 03:26:53 | More by ethanmc12
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled February 12th and poured June 9th. $4 for a bomber on sale. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: Aggressive pour gives about a two finger soapy looking light brown head. The beer is ruby/black in color

Smell: I like it. A bit of a "dirty" roasty aroma going on there with dark chocolate and a little dark fruit. Smells more like a standard stout than an Imperial stout... it just doesn't smell particularly "big."

Taste/feel: A roasty, almost ashy malt flavor is the dominant flavor here with some coffee and dark chocolate. Decent amount of dark fruits here as well, but not in a huge way. A little sweet at the front, but then there's a lingering bitterness.. and a sort of strange one. Like a metallic bitterness, or stale hop bitterness -- not so much a roasty one. It's not a super old beer so I'm not sure why I'm getting it, but it very nearly knocks the rating of the beer down a quarter of a point for me. Feel is a bit creamy and middle of the road with a moderate carbonation.

Pretty good beer. The alcohol is completely hidden, and this beer drinks almost like a 6% porter rather than a 10% Imperial Stout. Not blowing me away by any means, but the price is impossible to argue with. For better or for worse, this is also a really drinkable beer. It's not super interesting as far as flavor, but it's definitely enjoyable and ought to be tried, if for no other reason than the price.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 15:17:18 | More by Alextricity
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-07-2014 02:13:45 | More by bigbeers84
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UnoMasBelgian

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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BrewClint

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Duffman79

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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rspauldi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Evan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Mphis

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2014 03:25:11 | More by Mphis
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KShophead

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-30-2014 02:11:52 | More by KShophead
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours thick and black with a sizeable, frothy head. Head is creamy and tan in color with great retention and lacing. Body of the beer is inky black in color.

S- The smell of this beer starts out dark and malty with a small dose of dark fruits. A small amount of chocolate come through in the scent, but primarily it is dark fruits and a bit of bitter hops on the nose.

T- The taste of this beer pretty much follows the scent. Starts off dark and malty with just a touch of dark fruit flavors, then a slight bit of hops bitterness. Bitterness brings it back together at the end with just a touch of balance to a semi-sweet chocolate flavor.

M- Thick and creamy, but not too thick and creamy as far as an impy stout goes.

Overall, a solid, and very well priced, imperial stout that is very easy to find.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 01:31:38 | More by boilermakerbrew
Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,286 ratings.