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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,296 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,296
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 39
Gots: 122 | 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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Ratings: 1,296 | Reviews: 548 | Display Reviews Only:
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Bleeberspliegan

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

12-22-2011 22:57:52 | More by Bleeberspliegan
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dannyhipps

California

4/5  rDev +7%

12-21-2011 06:35:36 | More by dannyhipps
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sonomaroma

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

12-20-2011 09:09:29 | More by sonomaroma
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birderbeerer

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Near-black with a billowy coffee head.

Hugely sweet aroma. Lots of licorice and chocolate and malt.

Loads of licorice in the taste. So much so that it almost turns to a barleywine taste of sweetness. There's hardly any roast and what's there is hidden behind the licorice. There's also some chocolate and toffee and maybe raisins that add to the complexity.

It's good. It's a little thin, especially for an imperial. But it's a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 02:20:57 | More by birderbeerer
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

12-19-2011 06:23:13 | More by jak
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Black as night with a medium brown head starting out at an inch or so tall. The head fades to tired remnants at the surface whit eI wrote these sentences and leaves nothing along the interior of the glass that would indicate a lacing will follow at some point.

S - Black licorice, chocolate and rich coffee.

T - The flavors here are those of a cross between chocolate and medium to just past medium roasted malts. There's a sweetness here that is rather unique considering the style.

M - The body is not thick, like I would like this style to be. It is watery and abrasive on the tongue. It has a hard time in the mouth.

~ There is a reason one is able to pick up a bomber of this beverage for around $5.00. You get what you pay for with this one. I'm not saying the ingredients in this bevy aren't up to spec but how do you otherwise explain an Imperial Stout for $5?

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 02:37:36 | More by cdkrenz
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Sinewave

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-18-2011 21:10:44 | More by Sinewave
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-17-2011 19:34:46 | More by tclapper
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

12-17-2011 02:41:06 | More by TasteTester
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groetman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

12-16-2011 02:41:53 | More by groetman
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-16-2011 02:37:53 | More by brendaniel
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bigben94

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

12-14-2011 21:23:30 | More by bigben94
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jam354

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-14-2011 17:05:19 | More by jam354
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-13-2011 20:57:25 | More by DeutschesBier
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

12-13-2011 20:28:38 | More by valkyre65
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev +7%

12-13-2011 01:45:16 | More by avaldivia
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JazzIPA55

California

4/5  rDev +7%

12-12-2011 21:46:51 | More by JazzIPA55
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +7%

12-12-2011 21:12:58 | More by tbeq00
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jsanford

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2oz bottle poured into a Tulip Glass.

Pours a dark black with a foamy mocha head that settles to a thin ring and slight haze. Big aromas of dark roasted malt, berry jam, and chocolate. Taste is quite smooth, with more flavors of malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and dark berries. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a full body and lowish carbonation. Overall a solid RIS, very drinkable despite the ABV, and very affordable!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 15:28:01 | More by jsanford
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

12-12-2011 15:02:43 | More by alamode
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-12-2011 06:53:49 | More by twelveinches
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

12-09-2011 05:27:36 | More by Exiled
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RXUYDC

Delaware

5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-09-2011 04:57:12 | More by RXUYDC
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-08-2011 08:55:36 | More by stevecooks
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev +7%

12-07-2011 08:21:08 | More by leprakhan
Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,296 ratings.