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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,565 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,565
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 53
Gots: 191 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Midnight dark, with a slight reddish tinge to it. Not a very thick layer of off-white head, that dissipates quickly leaving lace on the sides of the glass. Fairly clear overall for a stout.

S: Roasted malt, toffee, with black cherry, coffee and cocoa notes. I think I poured it too cold, because the aroma improved (a lot) after it warmed up a bit. Not much in the way of hops comes out.

T: I get oatmeal, roasted malt and sweet flavors (chocolate, dark fruit), with bitterness from the hops lingering for a time.

M: Very robust, modest carbonation, fire from alcohol is apparent.

O: A big stout that I enjoyed a lot. Make sure to let it warm up a bit before imbibing.

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22oz bomber poured into a snifter.

A: One shade lighter than pitch black with a tiny brownish white head.

S: Huge on chocolate notes here: Bittersweet chocolates, dark chocolates, milk chocolates.

T: Chocolate forward with a hint of a whiskey taste to it (even though this isn't whiskey barrel aged.) Sweet, but not overly sweet.

M: Surprisingly smooth for a 10% beer. A teensy bit thin, but not really noticeably.

O: Super solid RIS for the price of $4.50 a bomber. Probably wouldn't pay more than that for it though.

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,565 ratings.