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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,289 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,289
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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pandow

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-11-2013 01:36:31 | More by pandow
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ToddHolder

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2013 01:31:46 | More by ToddHolder
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-10-2013 03:55:29 | More by BrewmanCapote
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corysmith01

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-09-2013 02:03:34 | More by corysmith01
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lernerlift

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-05-2013 21:57:16 | More by lernerlift
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-04-2013 01:00:35 | More by Ljoreilly
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-30-2013 16:31:41 | More by ahbithwabm
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Devilman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-27-2013 22:26:49 | More by Devilman
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ChugMan

Washington

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Dark body, becoming dark red along outer edges. Meager head quickly settled to nearly nothing, leaving next to no lacing.
S - Soft but thick, chocolate, toffee, some star anise. Fudgy, appealing, but some alcohol right on the end cuts the pleasantries short. Reminds you of what you're about to come up against Otherwise, pretty nice and inviting.
T - First of all, for being 9.9% brew the alcohol flavor is really well mitigated. Rich, chocolatey, bready with some coffee too. Skirts the edge of a medicine flavor and pulls back just in time.
M - Pretty thick, reminiscent of the consistency of Hersey's syrup. Clings to all areas of the mouth, but pleasantly so.
O - Likely best enjoyed with some vanilla ice cream or cookies, this is no session beer and it will dominate your palate. This is a good thing though. On the whole, I'd say it's a very solid and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 07:07:05 | More by ChugMan
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-26-2013 13:01:30 | More by twowheelssoar
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elektronen

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-26-2013 04:37:33 | More by elektronen
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AmitC

New York

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

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

Color is dark brown while pouring and pitch black inside the glass. About a finger thick head of slightly shining brown color. Decent head retention. Good lacing on the sides. Opaque.

Aroma is of strong booze. A lot of heavy and dark roasted malts. Strong malt and warmth. Alcohol take this beer over and is a bit disgusting and two dimensional. Strength is good to strong.

Taste is of naked roasted malts. Dark and heavily burnt up charred character. Hops are absent. Bitterness is mainly due to burnt up malts. Huge on warmth. Boozy all around. No balance. Very very warm beer. Drink strictly in chilling winters. Difficult to finish a bomber by self, even when I like boozy and strong beers. Finish is semi-sweet.

Mouth feel is full bodied. A lot of body and thickness makes it a very robust brew. Highly astringent in terms of alcohol and charred character.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 16:03:01 | More by AmitC
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California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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jreindl

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-20-2013 06:48:15 | More by jreindl
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Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-16-2013 04:01:41 | More by MickeyMonk
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-15-2013 02:23:21 | More by mrebeka
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Giggy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-12-2013 20:46:58 | More by Giggy
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mitch3114

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-11-2013 03:32:31 | More by mitch3114
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templar316

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Khaki head quickly disolves to subtle reminders around the edge of my tulip. It light's up a deep rich chocolate but not the true black of an RIS. Vanilla and toffee notes hide the alcohol on the nose and smoothly roll into a bittersweet chocolate finish across the tongue. It's smooth, and very easy drinking, with a soft foam finish. An impressive beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 04:02:50 | More by templar316
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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