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Lagunitas Imperial Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 1,717
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 63
Gots: 267 | 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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Ratings: 1,717 | Reviews: 618
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours nearly pitch black with a tan head that dissipates after about two minutes. There is some decent lacing.

S-Espresso, alcohol, dark chocolate, and some dark fruits. The alcohol seems a little strong especially given its only 8.2% and give it a sweet smell.

T-Espresso, milk chocolate, alcohol, cream, and just a hint of dark fruits and some brown sugar. As I continue to sip this beer it seems as if it is missing a little something. I don't know what, but it could be a little more complex.

M-Thick and creamy, not much carbonation.

D-Pretty drinkable RIS. The alcohol is a little noticeable especially in the throat and it makes it a little sweet. One could definitely drink a bomber alone.

Overall, I enjoyed this RIS. It isn't one of the best of the style, but it is still really good. For its price $4.99 a bomber it is a really good deal and I could see myself drinking this again.

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

Pretty much all black with a khaki head.

Soft boozy aromas of dark chocolate and nuts.

Also a soft boozy flavor of chocolate and nuts, the roasted malts are present only in this way without any overt coffee or burnt notes, which I would prefer to detect in the mix. I like the balance of roasty-toasty coffee notes softened by chocolaty overtones, but this aint like that. But it doesn't make it bad, just less fun.

Full body, carries the ABV well, a little boozy dark chocolate bitterness on the finish.

This is worthy overall, but not my idea of bad-ass. This would be interesting with a butt-ton of late addition hops and cask-conditioned.

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,717 ratings.