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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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83
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1,454 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,454
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 50
Gots: 170 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

bleedsblu, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

wr3ck00n, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

LouDogg114, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Bleeberspliegan, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

RMelyon, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Beervis
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the bomber very dark brown with a tan head.

Smell is of caramel, chocolate, alcohol, and flowery hops.

Taste is dark coffee and sweet malt, with a solid hop biterness to back it all up. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, and coating. Warming alcohol is present, but not overpowering. Finished with bitter hops and lingering sweet malt.

This is a very drinkable Impy Stout, not the best I've tried, but good nonetheless.

Beervis, Aug 12, 2005
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dwoolley1, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

mattreitz49, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

clandestine019, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

VanKieft, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

pirmannt1, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ivorycannon, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Stout poured black in color and produced a nice brown bubbly head about one and a half fingers high.
The smell is a nice coffee and dark chocolate. It reminds of expresso.
Tasting the beer the coffee is up front followed by nicely roasted malt. No burning taste like found so often. The end is a little sweet for an imperial, but the beer has nice balance.
It might not be the ideal specimen of an imperial stout, but it is certainly a great fusion version. I loved it.

Hopfenpeter, Oct 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DarthGuitarHero, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Kerrie, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

VicariousCynic, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DrStiffington, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ititani, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

robertjskelton, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Dark black, monster 3+ inch creamy tan head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits like plum, coffee, sugars, dark chocolate, licorice, molasses, cocoa and alcohol.

Taste - Sweet dark fruits, chocolate, malts and alcohol hits you at first sip. Lots of flavor and sweetness. Theres a decent amount of hop flavor also. Lots of coffee, sweet molasses and malts in every drink.

Mouthfeel - Thick, strong and sweet. Chocolate and malts coat whole mouth with sweetness, boldness and bitterness from the coffee. Palette is covered with mentioned flavors. Aftertaste is sweet with some slight burn from the alcohol.

Overall - Pretty good, plenty of coffee and sweetness, moreso then standard russian imperial stouts. Alcohol comes out a little too much as it warms but other then that, for the price and how tasty it is, its soild and worth a drink.

wvsabbath, Oct 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

longisland1983, Feb 23, 2014
Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,454 ratings.