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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,788 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,788
Reviews: 1,269
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 159
Gots: 579 | FT: 10
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: 3,788 | Reviews: 1,269
Photo of scratch69
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Dark brown with half a fingers worth of tan head. The head disappeared quickly and there are light amounts of runny lace.

Smell- Coffee and roasted malt aromas.

Taste- Roasted malt and moderate coffee flavors with hints of cocoa and char. No hint of booziness from the high ABV.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, creamy, and smooth. Low amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not too bad. I have had coffee stouts with more coffee flavor but this is still worth checking out.

Photo of FrankShirley
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Punkrckr281
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of GRFounder
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Heady978
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of bonSreeB
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Ranz
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: In my stemless wine glass, this stout poured about half a finger of head on top of pitch black brew.

S: There's a pronounced spice from the coffee here that's quite unusual, but I like it. Notes of caramel as well. With a bit of warming, this thing starts to shine: notes of oak come in the fore.

T: The coffee infusion does good work here--it goes with the heavy malt backbone and roasted cocoa flavors. The alcohol is well-hidden, too. The finish is thick and meaty.

M: Rich and decadent, but there's little carbonation to note. Medium-bodied.

O: Lagunitas has always been at least fairly impressive, and I would rate this around that area. It's got a few twists to the coffee porter/stout that I like, but it does nothing spectacular.

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DruC4
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Michigan
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Squattro
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Braz
2.89/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Aroma: Stale coffee, musty. Not appealing.

Appearance: Black with a decent cream colored head. Leaves pretty good lace.

Taste: Bitter coffee flavor. Much like the smell, there's a strange offness to it. Tastes alot like a used coffee filter smells if that makes sense at all. Not for me.

Mouthfeel: A bit more carbonated than typical stouts. Feel is not bad.

Overall: This is just not my thing. I can see coffee lovers digging this but it's just strange to me. I do think this should be drunk at a colder temp than other stouts as the warmer this became, the stranger the taste became.

Photo of mecmd
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of purppy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of LloydXmas
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of atalayafr
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

Photo of EORS
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

This ticks all the boxes for a big stout remarkably well: pours with about a half inch of deep tan head that migrates quickly to the edges, clings to the glass a bit. Opaque in color. Really nice mouthfeel: smooth and velvety with hints of lactose. Smells bready, with a good deal of coffee, roast malt, raisin sweetness, and a sharp note of alcohol. Taste is all of the above, full and roasty around the edges.

The only thing I found a bit out of balance in this beer is the alcohol, the sharp note in the smell comes through in the taste of the beer, rising off the back of the palate and muscling out some of the nice malty notes in the finish. Overall, definitely worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of themind
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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