Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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Reviews: 1,262
Hads: 4,044
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 21.03%
Wants: 174
Gots: 708 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-20-2004

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Photo of Nolang84
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gotta love lagunitas they have the golden touch haven't had one of theirs I haven't liked I stopped drinking them for a while.. But I remember why I love them great taste high Abv economic price hope they keep up what they're doin.

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Photo of deadbody
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Friggin amazing. Pours a beautiful dark brown almost black, with a nice head. Smells of chocolate and coffee and wonderfulness. Taste is very coffee forward but outstanding. Mouthfeel is heaven.

Overall, this was one of the best beers I have had in a while. I will be buying more of this to drink.

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Photo of imabluehen
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is on tap at the bar that I work at right now and is delicious. The smell is awesome, who doesn't love the smell of coffee?! But the delicious taste really puts this beer into the 5 star range for me! It is creamy with a nice coffee finish, very dark in color.

Don't tell lagunitas, but I mixed this beer with boulevard chocolate ale and it tasted like I was drinking a dunkachino! I will be doing this until one of the kegs kicks :) cheers!

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Photo of lightsovrvegas
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this stout... this reminds me of WnB from terrapin but with more body... also crazily it has a delicate retention when in the mouth... i could drink this everyday

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Photo of wethead
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers of all time,

Delicious coffee / Cappuccino taste!

If you like coffee, This beer is a must try,

Not over powering like most coffee stouts .

So good !

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Photo of FelixCat
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down my favorite beer in the known universe to date!

There is your general basic stout taste reminiscent of a Guinness hand crafted from heaven at least that is what my taste buds are saying. Frothy and lighter than a Guinness but the aftertaste is nowhere as pansy. No sir, there is the hit of coffee, almost like candy, sweet, not too sweet, and a very strong coffee note for those of you who are fans of coffee in general, will truly savor and relish this nectar of the GODS. This is everything I want from a beer minus all of the artificial elements that come with the territory of beer + caffeinated beverage. The taste comes through so damn well my only qualm is that this is a seasonal beer.

It's one of those find it and don't hestitate to pick this up otherwise you have FAILED IN LIFE! Yes I will go that far to describe this beer. I love coffee, and I love this beer so damn much it is the icing on the cake to what is already finely established with Guinness Beers but it adds just the extra kick that is needed for the tastes inbetween tastes. I found this at the store and I gobbled it up and bought out the store. Why? This is my hands down best tasting and expertly crafted beer I have ever tasted in my goddamn life, ever. This beats out Real Ale Coffee Porter, if the porter is a daily go to, this Stout is the grand mutha final boss. Why because it has the taste, AND the kick to whack some sense into ya. While the porter is like yeh expertly crafted coffee aftertaste. If i had to go to an island and i had to pick one thing. it would be a truckload of this beer in some forever ice cold fridge on some paradise island. End of story. Period.

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Photo of Querty8
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this from a cask at the brewery.

A - black as night with a 1/4 inch foamy head that never disappears.

S - coffee, chocolate, signature lagunita's malt.

T - tastes just like it is dominant.

M - very carbonation...a little sticky.

O - great beer...great brewery!

If anybody gets a chance, definitely check out the brewery...they had many exclusive beers along with some of the best food I've had in California. BEEF BRISKET!!!

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very roasty with a bold roast coffee smell with some herbal citrus smells underneath it all. Very very smooth with sweet stout malts up front evolving into a bitter coffee taste and herbal bitterness from the hops melding together perfectly.

This is a pretty bitter beer and the sweetness only rolls over for a short while. The alcohol taste is non existent and is extremely drinkable. The coffee really comes out as the beer warms a bit as does the bitterness of the beer.

This is definitely one of the best coffee beers I've had. It definitely has a sedating but uplifting buzz to it from the coffee they inject into the beer. It tastes like a bold coffee but still like a beer because of the hoppy bitterness.... a fantastic beer.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent beer poured into my trusty pint glass. Dark black color with an okay head. Taste just like cappuccino. And it is irrestisable and very addicting. Probably the best i have had from Launitas. i would like to see more beers like this one. By far the best of the coffee type stouts i have had

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Photo of Patandnik
4.86/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my all time favorite stouts! My biggest complaint is that it never lasts more than a day or two at my local haunt. Very few Stouts can compare, in my opinion (GD Yeti comes to mind), to this beautiful beer!

Ok, I'm going to stop now, before I begin to gush.

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Photo of Lupe
4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich deep brown with mahogany hues when held up to the light. The dense, creamy tan head leaves behind chunky rings of lace.

Aroma of chocolate and coffee/cappuccino upfront with hints of roasted malt in the background

Great flavor. Bold black coffee and dark chocolate with lots of roastiness. Some earthy hops seek in but the bitterness is supplies by the roasted malt and coffee. Finishes dry with some lingering roasted flavors. No taste of alcohol at all, very well hidden.

Smooth and oh so creamy. Perfect amount of carbonation. Incredibly drinkable.

Top notch.

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Photo of bensbeers
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had to draw the line in the sand on this one. I'M NOT USUALLY A FAN OF STOUTS, but I've come to enjoy lagunitas. As far as appearance and smell go, this was spot on; perfectly pitch black, it pours a mysterious black with a layer of caramel-colored head. On the nose, I picked up, of course, coffe and milk chocolate, as well as brown sugar and a hint of something bitter - couldn't name it, but it was there. Taste was ever-enjoyable; so much roasted coffee; lots of smooth toffee and chocolate flavors; really well-balanced by the hops-fruity and sweet yet it leaves the slightest bit of bitter aftertaste that begs you to take one more sip. Mouthfeel was the only thing that threw me off here; stouts are typically creamy with minimal carbonation, but this was atypical; pretty bubbly and thirst-quenching - probably why I enjoyed it so much.

Overall, would have given if it 5s across the board if it had been more true to style. An incredibly enjoyable beer for those who are looking for an intro into the world of stouts and porters. Would recommend in a heartbeat to anyone. Cheers!

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Photo of atalayafr
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark stout color with coffee undertones and plenty of mouthfeel. Pours heavily and with a nice head that lingers. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with alcohol that gently snips from the glass: but a heavy enough beer that disguises the alcohol content. Mouthfeel is full and smooth and not overwhelming. Very drinkable. Plenty of character but not too heavy. I'll have another.

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Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.06.14.

A: Midnight black with some red at the bottom. The tan head quickly recedes leaving some nice lacing.

S: Caramel, chocolate, coffee, toffee. Sweet smelling.

T: Raisins, coffee, caramel, toffee. A slight roastiness is there too on the back end.

M: Velvety smooth. Some crisp bubbles on the back end.

O: This was a nice dessert. The alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight burn in the throat. The coffee is not overpowering. It adds a nice roastiness to the sweetness. At room temperature, this beer shines. It becomes even smoother and the raisin flavor becomes more pronounced. This is a fantastic stout on its own. At $4.50 a bomber, it is a steal.

Rating: A

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This motherfucker is MAJESTIC. Beautiful, dark, and fluffy out of the bomber, this stout is gorgeous. Every last drop is a treat that drinks like a coffee milkshake. Readily available as well - pick one of them bitches UP!

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Photo of Cheshire_Crew_Al
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

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Photo of justinp444
4.73/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

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Photo of Good_Ale84
4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a 22oz of this nice stout, only because they were out of my go-to for stouts (Guinness Extra). This is beautiful if you're into coffee/chocolate stouts. Has the beautiful black of Guinness (almost pitch black), with a taste that compares to what your nose senses when you're waiting in line at the coffee shop. Very nice.... of course I like my beers nice and cold, but this one is better just chilled. The head comes through, thick, tan, and consistent. Excellent. Nice roasted coffee taste...with the proper malty balance that will leave you wanting more.

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

To set the table, I love this brewery and style of brew. I will be biased high in my review. I wish this stuff came in 6-packs and was readily available.

Poured from a 22oz bomber into an English pint glass. Released a nice brown head that settled pretty quickly into a rocky foam. Nose consists of sweet malt with some dark notes of chocolate and coffee. Some raisin notes with dark currant and bread present later.

The sweetness promised in the aroma and by the OG (stated on the bottle) is just not present. There is a definite coffee flavor in the malt with chocolate notes, but the supporting sweetness expected in the malt fails to appear, leaving a slight bitter flavor sensation but for my taste that's perfect.

Finish is long coffee and alcohol dominate the malt that is present. Hop bitter is there and balances along with bitter coffee and chocolate. Really its balanced but not necessarily with hop. Kinda cool. The lack of malt sweetness lessens the need for a heavy bitter and this beer actually responds to that need with a nice complex but mild bitter from multiple sources.

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Photo of twaddlac
4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Jet black with decent carbonation. Very little head with a lace that hangs around for almost the entire glass life of the beer, and a very sticky head at that.

S- Strong espresso bean overtones with a very sweet, blackberry finish. Malts are also noticeable with hints of smoke and anise. Very complex and very tantalizing!

T- The taste compliments the smell perfectly! All I tasted initially was the very dark, very strong espresso bean flavor, with a bitter, hoppy finish. There are some hints of smoke, anise and cocoa, but this tastes as good as the strongest coffee you can get, and I love it!

M- Medium body, with moderate carbonation, finishing with a dry bite, and leaving a tingling aftereffect on your pallet.

D- A VERY strong beer, but if you like dark roast coffees like I do, you will really enjoy this beer (that is if you don't add any cream and, or sugar to it!). Definitely can't drink this beer fast, but that just means you are forced to enjoy it longer! I really appreciate this beer, and it would be a really good choice with a dessert!

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Photo of horshack7
4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Into a snifter is a deep and dark blackness with about one finger worth of head that thins out quick.

Aroma: Lots of dark roasted esspresso beans. Vanilla bean, huge maltiness. Only faint chocolate notes not much of a hop nose but those only get to swim in the background.

Taste: Massive flavor from the espresso beans with an underlying bitterness. Only a light bit of carbonation but it has a very creamy mouthfeel. The faintest of alchol notes but it's a very long way from being over powering. The dark roasted malts give off a sweetness a little like semisweet chocolate. Lots of dark roasted hopiness round everything out.

Notes: This a very drinkable american double imperial stout. A remarkable brew. Cheers.

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Photo of pacino77
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

generally, after i've overstuffed my gullet on a big meal of mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, vinagretted salad, and (seemingly discordant) kimchi, followed by a course of various hard cheeses from spain and portugal, i binge further and help myself to a mugful of breyers vanilla icecream. i know there are better dessert options out there, but in terms of consistency and availability, said flavor really shines. what i do not want, historically, after giant dinners with menus akin to the one above described, is beer. enter lagunitas espresso stout, which breaks all precedent. i was full like thanksgiving, stuffed to the gills, but not ready to let the night end, and all out of breyers. so i reached into the cellar and withdrew this whopper (which, at $4.99 for twenty-two ounces, is among the best-priced beers on the market) from the cellar and pried off the cap. the first sip was a total knockout--terrifically bitter, but, beyond that, unbelievably complex. it poured handsomely with a short, dry head that dissolved quickly. i took my time drinking it, such that by the time i had an inch-or-so left in my collins glass, it was well warmed. hot coffee gone cold i find repulsively unenjoyable, but chilled espresso stout turned room temperature? outstanding. those final sips even tasted a bit like vanilla ice cream.

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Photo of jcance
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing stuff. I'm a huge fan of coffee stouts but this takes the cake. The alcohol flavor is very mild behind the strong, sweet coffee flavor. Very silky mouthfeel but with adequate carbonation. Extremely easy to drink especially considering the ABV. Wish they made six packs. Definitely buy

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Photo of brewdude1982
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was a bomber poured into a mug.

This beer really surprised me. It pours a dark black with a tight head with tiny bubbles and has amazing retention as well as amazing lacing. It smells sweet and very chocolately with a hint of the coffee beans that apparent upon taste. In the taste I get a plethora of things which my pallet is no where near capable of truly explaining. Initially it is sweet and mouth warming and then I get a coffee taste which if I could find this coffee I wild buy it and drink it hourly. The after taste is amazingly pleasant and very reminiscent of the initial taste. As far as mouthfeel I feel like this is one of the biggest bodied beers I had had in months. Great arbonation and great full bodied beer. I would HIGHLY recommend this beer to anyone who likes stouts or coffee. In a moment of full disclosure I do love both stouts an coffee.

This is an amazing beer.

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Photo of Richardbeerlover
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice dark brown coffee with a tremendous thick creamy head. Nice smell of coffee. Tastes like coffee, literally. Very slight bitterness at the end just like coffee. Creamy and easy to drink. This one hits the mark. If you like coffee taste, this beer duplicates it perfectly. I was even tempted to put some cream and sugar in this thing. Great beer! And just a warning, I had half the bomber at supper time and for some reason I could not fall asleep!

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