Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5L mug
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.25 (special 2-for-$8.50 w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: June 26, 2014
Consumed: June 28, 2014
Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of rocky tan head. Above average-to-good amount of spider web lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average-to-average retention on the top.
Very nice on the nose. Got cappuccino, toffee, caramel, chocolate, hot fudge, chocolate milk, some bitter coffee beans and faint black crayon.
Tasted pretty close to the smell, although more bitterness. Bitter cappuccino, toffee, caramel, bitter crayon, dark chocolate, some booziness late and some bitter roasty malts.
Full body. Slick texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, bitter, rather warming finish.
A decent imperial stout, but not as good as I’d hoped.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 04:58:03 | More by BucannonXC5
3.74/5 rDev 0%
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
Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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