Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Black gold, California tea. Poured this into a 20 oz nonic. The body is a midnight, impenetrable, take no prisoners black with a creamy brown head.
Coco coffee nose gives way to roasted barley with maybe, just maybe a hint of licorice.
Everything the nose picks up is right there on the palate. There is a slight booziness to it and that's fine with me.
The mouthfeel is soft and smooth--medium bodied.
Overall a great Imperial Stout.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2014 03:30:00 | More by godlessape
4.36/5 rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Just noticed this for the first time at the local store and figured that I'd give it a try.
A: Dark, dark mahogany with no light passing through. A one finger tall, light brown, fine head with moderately short retention, living only a slight ring around the top on the drink down.
S: Not much, but enticing nonetheless. Dark, malty aromas with a delectable sweetness just hidden behind it. A little chocolate and coffee as well.
T: Oh, my dear lord in (afterlife of your choice)! If more stouts tasted like this I'd never drink anything else. Deep and rich roasted malt with a bitterness that owes less to hops than the roasting. Very well balanced with sweet, dark caramel flavors. Not cloying, not "in your face" hoppy.
M: Viscous and full bodied with a definite tingle on the tongue from the carbonation. "Clean and crisp" be damned, this is what I want my mouth to feel like as I enjoy a post-prandial malt libation.
O: I LOVE this stout, almost as much as the 2011 Abyss I had a week or so ago. Plus at $5 per 22 oz. bottle I can actually afford it. I wonder if it cellars well?
Well balanced, luscious and substantial. After finishing the first bottle, I went out and bought two more.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2014 02:25:38 | More by mnredsoxfan69
Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,259 ratings.