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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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very good

3,307 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,307
Reviews: 1,175
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 106
Gots: 316 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-20-2004)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

BigRob329, May 24, 2012
Photo of rfbenavi80
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- pours a dark brown that looks black in the glass. It has tan colored head that lingers a while and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S- Not much there, at all. Roasted malts. Maybe kinda boozy.

T- Again, not much there. Nice roasty flavor, but the coffee is not really noticeable.

M- Could be thicker.

O- Not really impressed at all.

rfbenavi80, May 24, 2012
Photo of schmoilito
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

schmoilito, May 23, 2012
Photo of aanth
3/5  rDev -23.3%

aanth, May 20, 2012
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

iL0VEbeer, May 20, 2012
Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -23.3%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

RS3Sport, May 19, 2012
Photo of SickNukes
4/5  rDev +2.3%

SickNukes, May 18, 2012
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

ncstateplaya, May 15, 2012
Photo of dcs1548
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

dcs1548, May 13, 2012
Photo of BoRaeCho
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

BoRaeCho, May 13, 2012
Photo of Cluker
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Cluker, May 12, 2012
Photo of CHickman
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with brown at the edges when held up to light, and a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded slowly, leaving good spotty lacing sticking to the sides.

Smells of espresso, coffee beans, caramel, roasted grains, syrup, floral hops, lemon zest, citrus hops, sweet malt, brown sugar, licorice and light herbs; the coffee and sweetness dominate the nose and almost give a rum like aroma.

Tastes of espresso, coffee beans, vanilla, caramel, roasted grains, syrup, chocolate, brown sugar, cocoa powder, floral hops, lemon, citrus hops, sweet malt, licorice, dark fruit like dates, rum soaked wheat bread and very light herbs; it’s almost cloyingly sweet but stays on the right side of the flavor line with enough roasted malt and coffee flavors to remain extremely tasty. The booze peeks through at all times, but remains in check and adds a nice touch not letting the 9% ruin the experience.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth yet chewy, with a heavy body but an almost watery feel that let’s this go down easy with very light carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish that trails off chalky with roasted grains, vanilla and coffee beans leaving a sweet coating on the tongue.

Wow, this was rich and full of flavor, boozy and complex, getting better as it warmed, and yet easy drinking and relatively smooth for such a heavy brew; a damn fine stout and a must try for any coffee stout fan. This beer was excellent and blended two of my favorite drinks with artistic precision; my only knock is the bitter chicory taste that remains after each swallow, which overtakes the coffee sweetness – besides that, this is an incredible beer that hides the alcohol very well and goes down easier than it should. Calling on all stout fans to go out and try this now.

CHickman, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Jaldama, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

baysider15, May 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

cralyanne, May 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

MyNameIsKennyP, May 04, 2012
Photo of 9InchNails
2.8/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark ruby crimson color body with a weak off brown head. It reminds me of porter and not a stout.

Coffee, caramel, chocolate and some dark fruits but are pretty weak in aroma - a real let down.

Coffee is noticeable but not extreme. Burnt toast, some dark fruits fruits, caramel, dark chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Once again the flavors are weak and watery. Nothing stands out about the taste.

Dry, some alcohol heat, carbonation is light, medium body but feels heavy in the belly.

This stout falls apart all over. I'm really let down by this. What a shame.

9InchNails, May 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

JasonB, May 02, 2012
Photo of Bfarr
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with light red highlights and tan frothy head with good retention. Strong espresso aroma. Coffee up front with light chocolate and roasted notes with a good milky sweet balance and low bitterness. Smooth and silky feel with a lightly creamy texture.

This one is really focused on the coffee which is as it should be in a coffee stout. It has a good balance in flavor and the aroma is simple but powerful. It’s like a Cuban coffee with alcohol, intense and enjoyable and not to mention affordable.

Bfarr, May 02, 2012
Photo of WesM63
2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my Deschutes tulip

A: Pours a dark brown with a light brown 1/2 finger head. Little to no head retention and minor lacing.

S: Faint coffee and vanilla, some roasted malts and chocolate hiding in there as well.

T: Bitter coffee up front, some roasted malt middle with a faint creamy vanilla finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: A let down. I get very very little coffee/espresso in the nose or in the flavor. To even get it to come through I have to agitate the crap out of it. A muddled mess that could use lots of refinement.

WesM63, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

cmonfradi, Apr 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Skye1024, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent dark brown with a quickly dissipating root beer head. Aroma is characterized by notes of chocolate, coffee, and tobacco barn. The flavors are unique, balanced, clever, and fun. Flavors of coffee and green olives make this a very interesting beer. That, combined with the creamy, viscous, appealing mouthfeel make this a magnificent beer. Lagunitas is hit and miss, but this is a success.

DocJitsu, Apr 29, 2012
Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,307 ratings.