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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 1,640
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 56
Gots: 221 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-31-2001

2010 8.2% abv
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark, dark brown...almost black with mahogany highlights on edges when held up to a very bright light. Two finger creamy tan head disappates slowly. Light to medium lacing throughout.

S- Sweet malt. A little coffee and bittersweet chocolate.

T- Malt. A little coffee and chocolate. Hint of licorice. Somewhat boozy. No bitter aftertaste whatsoever.

M- Slightly sweet and creamy. Light carbonation.

O- Sat on this for over 7 months. Just another reason to be a fan of Lagunitas! Easy to drink. ABV sneaks up on you.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rigorous pour produced a huge tan head on a black brew, good head retention that slowly fades to leave tons of lacing on the glass.

Smell is of sweet sweet malt and some light mocha coffee. Not an intense nose but it's there.

Great balanced taste, nice sweet dark malty flavor. Nothing too complicated but not single dimensional either. I expected a hoppier brew with the 72 IBU's that were listed on the bottle, I am fine with the hidden hops, not a fan of hoppy stouts. The alcohol can be sensed but it's not in your face, something I would expect from a brew that is 10%.

Medium to thick mouthfeel with a slightly high carbonation.

Overall this is a good Russian Imperial Stout! I have probably passed this one by thirty times before I decided to pick it up. I would drink this again if I was in the mood for a simple RIS without all the bells and whistles.

This brew may also have improved. The current ABV is pegged at 10.14%, it's listed as 8.2% on this site. The recipe may have changed producing a better RIS.

Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,640 ratings.