Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by AwYeh:
3.63/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto, from a pint glass, reviewed from notes.
A: Pretty nice looking beer; dark brown with a reddish tinge and a light coating of light brown head.
S: Good blend of powerful coffee and cocoa notes (definitely smells like cocoa powder rather than chocolate). I'm only picking up on sweet flavors but it's never overpowering in its sweetness; rather comforting smell.
T: Initially quite bittersweet, which lingers as a light sweetness and even tanginess enter the picture. That could be coming from the slightly lactic flavors that are present– Lagunitas has done a good job making this a cappuccino beer rather than a coffee one. The combination of milk along with the coffee and cocoa from the nose are really all that I'm picking up on here, but it's enjoyable in its simplicity coupled with its uniqueness.
M: Medium-bodied; a little bit lighter than I was expecting from a stout with this kind of ABV. Creamy mouthfeel (which goes well with the cappuccino theme), with moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Being picky here and knocking the 0.5 off since I would have preferred a thicker body, but it did lend itself to easy, quick drinking.
O: I had a bad experience with this one in the past in a bottle, but I'm glad I tried it again on tap. Coffee stouts are generally my favorite style of beer, and while this isn't one of the best of them, it's worth a try, it's reasonably priced, and it would definitely be a good starting point for people who haven't had a coffee beer before.
Serving type: on-tap
01-31-2012 02:26:14 | More by AwYeh
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
My girlfriend got me into stouts. Before her I generally just drank IPAs and Trippels. I find stouts a good change of pace from those types. In any case, I'll generally buy a good stout I've never seen before if I come across it since she likes them and it's a good excuse. She particularly likes stouts with coffee in them, so this was a no brainer. I'm really not a beer expert in the sense that I know what constitutes good "mouthfeel" or can detect notes of coriander. I just drink a crapload of beer. This is definitely one of the best I've had. I think the only one I like more is Founder's Breakfast Stout. Still, the difference is minimal enough that you could serve me a glass of each and I probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 20:19:10 | More by Sleepy_Conscience
3.86/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with some brown hues; fluffy khaki head that fades slowly leaving great retention and lacing. The aromas are loaded with black coffee. There's a nice amount of vanilla in the mix too. Cocoa malts and milk chocolate is there too. The flavors focus on the coffee, obviously. There's milk chocolate there giving it a sweetness along with some dark chocolate giving it a subtle bitterness. The espresso overpowers the chocolate, in my opinion. The vanilla really accents the coffee notes, giving it a solid complexity. There's a subtle earthiness going on. This is not boozy at all and the flavors are clean. Alcohol goes unnoticed and this is dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is great. It's extremely light and fluffy on the palate, but still remains full-bodied. The carbonation is active. It really enhances the experience.
This is a very nice coffee stout. It doesn't try to be anything special or out of the ordinary, but just stays true to the concept. It might not be a game changing coffee stout, but it's on point and very enjoyable. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 20:05:24 | More by BB1313
Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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