Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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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
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
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