Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,945 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,945
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 166
Gots: 667 | FT: 7
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Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-20-2004

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Ratings: 3,945 | Reviews: 1,310
Photo of THoff94
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes sweet like a counseling statement.

Photo of OsoRojo
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

$4.99 makes this an exceptional value

Photo of JTritle
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Having expected better from Lagunitas, I don't understand why this is rated so highly. It simply doesn't compare to the best in its category. I'd rather drink a Founders Breakfast Stout, any day.

Photo of bushbeer75
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bottle

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout filled my snifter with a very dark brown almost black color. Atop sat a 1-finger beige head that sank quickly to form a ring of light foam. The aroma, as expected is dominated by dark roasted coffee. The flavor is all about dark roasted malts. Espresso coffee, chocolate and burnt toast come to mind. The mouth feel is medium-full to the thick side, rich, and light-creamy. Carbonation is just right.

Overall, if you like coffee you will like Cappuccino Stout...Oh, great value too. Nice job Lagunitas!

Photo of ECV1846
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

didnt like the flavor finish.

Photo of Gear54
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle into a snifter

Pour is a dark brown with 1 finger of thick kaki foam. Foam fades leaving streaky lace in the glass. little carbonation

Smell is sweet and malty. Not too much aroma here.

Taste is much better than smell. Nice roasted malts and bitter sweet chocolate with some dark roast coffee and vanilla

Feel is average taste fades quick for suck a heavy beer. Flavors coat well bit I would love for them to last a bit longer.

Overall a sold beer

Photo of poopfaced
2.93/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know how this is rated as high as it is. I don't hate it but it is far from good.

Photo of Phil-T_Phil_30
2.4/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

All hype. I can see why it's known as "crapucinno stout".

Photo of drunkenmess
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours exceptionally dark black. Tan frothy thick head with fantastic lacing thru out. Smells sweet and malty. Taste is phenomenal, little bit of bittersweetness with hints of coffee and malt. Not to boozy for a higher abv stout. Actually perfect. Expected nothing less from Lagunitas. Bravo!

Photo of CTbrew32
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Mostly black in color with a very dark brown hue as well. Pours a thick four finger width head that is tan in color.

Aroma- Coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and milk chocolate.

Taste- Coffee bitterness is present at first and into the finish. The coffee gives way for moment to vanilla and chocolate flavors which balance out the coffee and roasted malts nicely. The finish sees more coffee bitterness along with the coffee/vanilla sweetness.

Feel- Medium/ full bodied, creamy, medium carbonation.

Overall- Pretty much nails everything for a coffee stout with big roasty coffee flavors, but enough sweetness to balance it out. Definitely in the ball park of the likes of an FBS, but not quite as good. For the price and quality this is a great beer.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Verry solid this would probably work well blended with ice

Photo of zac16125
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip


A: Opaque black with some browning on the edges, an overly aggressive pour yields 3+ fingers width of tan head that has excellent retention before dissipating down and leaves tons of lacing. 4.25

S: Tons of coffee plus semi sweet cocoa. Roasted malt, cream, some oaky herbaceous notes. 4.25

T: Coffee bitterness, roasty, oaky, cocoa, cream. 4

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the higher end and is a bit much for the style IMO, ABV is very well masked, drinkability is good. 3.75

O: Very good beer. Lagunitas is such a solid brewery. 4.25

Photo of justinp444
4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass it is a dark dark amber brown stout with a beige head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and sweet cream. Taste is a creamy roasted exspresso with a slight slight bitter at the end, it has a full mouth feel and a great smooth flavor.

Photo of berkeleymaw
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful stout. Exactly as labeled, a stout with cappuccino hints.

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap. They poured it too cold, so it had no head and no smell until I warmed it with my hands. The flavors were exceptional and changing as it warmed. Mouthfeel creamy and smooth, a reel delight. A real coffee lovers dream. I'm going to find in bottles so I can try at proper temp. .

Photo of Brnd-New
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the better stouts.

Photo of Stevedore
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Oliver's in Madison, Wisconsin. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a medium brown body, lighter than expected, but otherwise nice one finger brown head, fair retention time, a bit of lacing. Smells of pure espresso and black coffee; hearty roasted coffee beans and milk chocolate. Flavour is bitter espresso, darker chocolate, a bit of lactose, roasted malt. On the more bitter side compared to the nose. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly slick and easily drinkable. Good carbonation, plenty of roasted coffee on the finish. No hint of the 9.2% ABV. Overall, very tasty coffee imperial stout that is generally a very good deal considering what Lagunitas charges for their bombers.

Photo of Vogelino
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Black as night, smells nice, very boosy and bitter though, not quite my beer.

Photo of jamesmk48
4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My bottle is labeled 8.9% ABV

Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Agree with most that its more of an espresso stout than a cappuccino one. Overall a balanced stout considering its almost 10% ABV and quite flavorful. Great deal for only $4 a bomber as well.

Photo of MikeMess99
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pretty tasty stout. A little bitter but overall smooth and good.

Photo of EMV
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at HomeD pizza in State College, served in a tulip glass.

L: Pours an inky black into the tulip glass. A thick off-white head lasts for quite awhile and leaves beautiful lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Espresso and toasted malts on the nose, chocolate and alcohol. This beer smells great.

T/F: Lighter on the coffee taste than expected from the smell, and this isn't a bad thing as it allows the other flavors to play on the palate. Coffee is there to taste, with roasted malts, dark fruits, and chocolate. There is a nice alcoholic warmth but subtle. Minimal carbonation and very smooth and thick.

O: This is one of my favorite Coffee stouts, and something I've looked forward to every winter for the past few years. Yet another great brew from Lagunitas.

Photo of NilocRellim
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear dark-brown, almost black.

Smells of roasted grains and sweet dark malts.

Syrupy mouth feel with a heavy sweetness, coating the mouth a bit; transitions into bitter hops and toasted grains with a coffee bean mid-body and coffee finish.

Would I buy it again? Yes!

Photo of K-Dog
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After recently having gnarly wine and high Westfield I was just a little dissapointed with this. It definitely was bad and at 4.99 a bomber and over 9 percent it's worth the price. My lower rating is based on the peppery taste. Would have rated higher if it had a more creaminess and vanilla flavor. Still it's worth a try.

Photo of SomethingClever
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle that is a year old poured into can glass

A: dark in color with edges of brown light can get through this guy a little. not much of a head dissipates to a film

S: still getting some coffee some bakers chocolate and licorice

T: a lot of that licorice and anise taste with hints of coffee

M: medium to slightly fuller feel

O: I'm not a fan of again beers but I disliked this beer fresh it's better aged which says a lot, but it's not something I will ever seek out again.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,945 ratings.