Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,576
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 54
Gots: 196 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Wegmans for Lagunitas' typical bargain bin prices. Awesome!

Pours a dark black, with a thick mocha-colored head that lasts a while, leaving spots of lacing on the glass.

Smells like sweet chocolate, roasted malt, espresso beans, and a little bit vanilla.

At this ABV, it's pretty incredible that the booze is not a taste factor at all. This is so smooth. It's not the most terribly complex RIS I've ever had, but it tastes great anyway. There's a good helping of darkly roasted malt, with some sweet chocolate cream flavors, and a bit of roasted coffee bean. It tastes like most big RIS's of its kind, but it nails the intended flavors at a great price.

This is medium bodied, could be slightly thicker, with a very creamy, rich mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation. This is very drinkable for its heft.

A most excellently priced and tasty imperial stout. I think this would benefit really well from time in the barrel, to add more layers of flavor to it.

Photo of yeaprolly
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of EvoRich
4.59/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours black with a big fluffy head. Head retains for a shot period of time. Great looking beer.

Smell: Malty with hints of vanilla. Very faint coffee. The smell overall is very weak. The smell is good, just very hard to pick up.

Taste: Malty, hints of chocolate, with a slight, and I mean SLIGHT alcohol burn. A woody, barely, coffee like finish.

Feel: full bodied and creamy texture. The way a stout is supposed to be.

Overall: Pretty enjoyable. Not the best RIS I've had, but pretty damn good. Would certainly buy again.

Photo of anthony-martinez
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

great stout brew. i would drink this beer again.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DudMan
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.76/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,576 ratings.