Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
3.7/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This is my second dark brew-coffee hybrid that I've reviewed. Luckily I was able to pick this up on tap @ consumers for my growler. Yum, my friends were happy with my purchase.
This is a tasty looking dark beer. There wasn't much of a head and very little carbonation also. Head smell was all cappuccino and faint hints of the dark stout that lay beneath.
This coffee smelled like a coffee. Or rather there was no beer smell in the beer...I liked the aroma because I'm a huge coffee fan. Problem is I'm also a huge beer fan and want to smell some roasted malts! At least coffee is also roasted. Coffee and stouts/porters have always complimented each other well, just this time the coffee over-powered.
Tasting this beer was at first strong strong chocolate, maple syrup, and what was that last part...? Ah. Coffee. It was hard to get down to the actual stout that I was looking for. For what style this beer would best be categorized as (a "Coffee Imperial Stout"), it had a good coffee taste and a strong coffee liqueur aftertaste. The "real coffee" doesn't seem to feel real when tasting, too sweet for my liking. This beer could almost pass for a watery Kahlua or Baileys.
This beer felt pretty decent, dark smooth flavors with a definite aftertaste that was sweet. It does well masking the harshness of a staggering 9.26% ABV.
I could drink this beer until it's gone, but I guess that's the point of a growler anyways. It was smooth and dessert-like. I didn't mind it as a dark beer in the middle of a hot summer's night, neither did my company. There was almost none left before dinner was even served (oops...dessert before dinner foul).
I would recommend the growler fill, but would not get this beer in a bottle.
Serving type: growler
09-03-2010 02:42:40 | More by ThePorterSorter
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District of Columbia
3.83/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Obviously more or less a 3.75 beer, looking at my ratings based on style. For a stout, it's a little not the bitter side, lacking a smoothness I might better enjoy, but not unexpected from Lagunitas.
A little red when held up to the light, it otherwise appears the normal dark brown towards black. The smell is a bit more bitter tjan one might expect, but there is a bit of coffee to add some depth. The dark toasty nature is evident in the smell.
The taste starts following the nose pretty well. The feel is a bit carbonated from what I might expect from a stout. It does break away later in the taste with juniper or pine like bite that isn't overpowering, yet adds that west coast hops bite that one could question whether it should show itself.
Solid representation, and if you want a stout that tends towards a black IPA, you might have your beer here.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 05:33:57 | More by cjgiant
4.74/5 rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bought as a bomber, label art is excellent btw
Appearance: outstanding lacing, nice foamy slowly receding head after the pour
S: Has a beautifully complex combination of aromatic coffee, roasted nuts, slight boozy tinge to odor but in a welcome sort of way
T/M: perfect combination of slight-medium carbonation with a smooth bitter and sweet initial hit that ends with a slight hops feel and bitterness at the end - the perfect representation of what you would want a coffee-spiked stout to taste like
O: 9.2% goes down like water for a reason - the beer is outstanding, not exactly sessionable only because it is of such a quality that it should be savored slowly, but certainly makes you want more of it sooner rather than later. Well-balanced in every respect.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 04:53:46 | More by Cheshire_Crew_Al
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- Dark and clear with a red hue. A nice roasted tan colored two finger head lingers for a few minutes and leaves a thick cap. Lacing clings to the glass like a son of a gun.
S- Sweet roasted malts around. Coffee, chocolate, cocoa. Mild hop bitterness behind.
T- This is good. Right up front the coffee is apparent. There is a definite hop presence here and it is welcome. Cocoa and chocolate flavors in the middle, with a smoky bitter aftertaste.
M- Medium to heavy bodied brew. A little on the thick side, but to style.
O- I'm glad that I have developed a taste for stouts. It has opened up a whole new set of options to enjoy. This one from Lagunitas is brewed with coffee and it is apparent. If you like stouts with a coffee backbone then this should suit fine. It is a good representation of the style. I enjoyed it, you will too.
I like this, I get my coffee and my beer at the same time.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 00:55:48 | More by Emnmarko
Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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