Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +27%
Excellent imperial stout.
Malts and roasts come through. So does the heat. However, not in any overpowering way.
Very smooth RIS. Nothing absolutely dominates the flavor. Almost perfect balance of flavors.
Like all Lagunitas offerings, fantastic value for the price!
02-11-2014 19:57:48 | More by DaBrewski
4.65/5 rDev +24.3%
Pitch black appearance with a thin amount of brown head that slowly settles down and leaves good lacing. Smell is very malty with a strong hint of hops, picked up some brown sugar and caramel as well.
Taste is very powerful and rich, picked up caramel, chocolate, coffee, cherries, roasted hops and malt; small hint of alcohol, but nothing significant. This is a very dark, but balanced beer so far, I find myself savoring it. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is lingering booze, caramel taste.
This beer is strong, but flavorful and good to drink. It’s fairly cheap for one bottle and one will probably do you for the night. If you come across it, don’t pass it up.
07-23-2011 02:08:04 | More by CrazyMike
4.63/5 rDev +23.8%
A - Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha coloured head, decent retention but no real lacing.
S - Sweet milk chocolate off the top followed by fresh ground espresso beans.
T - The chocolate malts are the prominent flavour followed by a nice mellow espresso coffee finish. So dark, and so malty, I absolutely love it! Alcohol goes almost unnoticed, which was very nice, and there's a bit of a cherry flavour which lingers on the palette. Talk about a tasty dessert!
M - Nicely balanced carbonation, lighter than most other stouts I've had the pleasure of trying, and the finish leaves your palette wet in anticipation of more.
D - This stuff is pretty much amazing. I absolutely loved it, and was quite impressed by this offering. Lagunitas has yet to disappoint me, and this one ranks up there with the rest of them! Highly recommended to any stout fan, and a wonderful digestif to any meal!
08-04-2010 23:54:43 | More by andrenaline
4.59/5 rDev +22.7%
Beautiful brew.Full body.Black with brown head typical for stout.Hops are very present.
Aromas of carmel,coffee,vanila and chocolate.They only sell them in 22 oz bottles.After
I tasted it went back and got 2 cases.Superb.As far as brewery I recommend trying more of
Lagunitas.They make several different beers.Cheers.
01-09-2014 23:04:04 | More by Piotr63
4.55/5 rDev +21.7%
I paired this bad boy with smoky roasted chicken and Harissa-spiced potatoes. Wow daddy! It's roasted malt and subtle dark fruit and licorice spice danced wonderfully with the earthy spices and subtle heat in the food, each bringing out and accenting the other. I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed this beer as much without the food pairing, but it was quite the experience. I will remember this beer for a long time.
02-03-2014 16:27:43 | More by Copernicus
4.53/5 rDev +21.1%
This is a great stout, one of my favorite beers, and it a 10%+ beer without a acidic taste. I always buy this beer, and really enjoy it. Nice creamy head and wonderful taste. I like some of the Oregon Dark Beers and Stouts but this one is much better, very smooth beer, even with the high alcohol content and stout, it is still very smooth.
04-18-2012 01:00:19 | More by bottomfisher
4.53/5 rDev +21.1%
Shared this 22oz bomber with some friends the other night, and I was totally impressed. Imperial Stouts are my thing, and I usually like them black as night with tons of chocolate overtones...but this one's a little bit different. It has a serious toffee, coffee, caramel nose and flavors to go with that as well. It pours brown with not too much head, and the finish is a little on the hoppy side, but that's what they're known for. Excellent version of an Imperial Stout. I was impressed!
04-01-2006 18:36:55 | More by MattBrooks
Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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