Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,985 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,985
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 170
Gots: 685 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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: 3,985 | Reviews: 1,317
Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle.

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a reddish tint when held to light. Head is one finger of mocha color that dissolves quickly into a thin layer that rests atop the brew. There is some lacing especially through the first few sips.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, and subtle notes of earthy hops.

T: Cappuccino, bitter-sweet dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, vanilla, toffee, and some earthy hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied for it's style, mild carbonation, smooth and creamy with a pleasant ever so slight bitterness at the finish.

O: I really enjoy this beer. It makes a great complement to breakfast or a great late night semi-sipper. The nose leaves some to be desired but wow is the taste great. I recommend this one to any fan of the style especially considering the $5 price tag. It always has a place in my heart come winter.

Photo of Illmaticzx
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A No head, deep dark brown, not black
S dark and milk choc, some hops Roasted coffee
T coffee, chocolate, hops a little bitter (detracts) a little alc on the back end
M med to full
O too hoppy for a coffee stout too bitter to be easy drinking and highly enjoyable

Photo of Reedbrew
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great after-dinner beer. The coffee flavor is excellently blended into this stout.

Photo of jwall76
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty tasty especially for cost.

Photo of macher0
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This has a nice and frothy head, but a fairly thin body. The nose is domestic yeast, dark malts, and coffee. This stout has a full body, but is not thick or sticky. The taste gets bitter from the hops and a nice flavor from the added coffee. I will also mention this really needs to warm up. This stout is defiantly better as it warms.

This is a great shelf stout, which cannot be beat for the price (around six bucks). I do not think I would cellar this, but I will buy when I get he chance.

Photo of PanPan220
4.92/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very smooth for a stout , excellent coffee smell, perfect coffee hint with a touch of sweetness.

Photo of chessiejackson
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great brew. Amazing coffee aroma with a bit of sweetness. Flavor holds the "cappuccino" title. Creaminess and a hint of vanilla if If my judgement is correct.

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.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,985 ratings.