Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,765 | Reviews: 1,140 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.18/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #36 (Jan 2010):
Thick crowning of tan head with rings of lace on the glass; the brew is a shade away from pitch black. Soft espresso coffee bean notes, with blackberries and blood oranges in the nose. Thick chewy body, super smooth. Hints of chocolate, charcoal, creamy vanilla and espresso beans. Maltiness plays off of the hops even with all of the roasted chaos. Alcohol warms a bit middle to end; aftertaste is more of the espresso and high-alcohol Stout flavor.
Solid, but how can a big beer like this be so drinkable? Coffee Stouts have been all the rage over the past year, though Lagunitas was ahead of the times and near the head of the pack.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2011 01:41:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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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
87 out of 100 based on 2,765 ratings.