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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,283 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,283
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 104
Gots: 310 | 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%

BigTrubble, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of ChiPool
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomb into a snifter.

This is my favorite coffee stout to date. Fantastic roasty, dark malt presence on this. Coffee is prominent on the nose & on the palate as well. Mouthfeel is medium-thin. In some other coffee stouts, the coffee flavors have not come through as well as this one. This seems like a great example of the style. I might be in the minority, but I'll take this over FBS. Flavors seem to blend together very nicely.

ChiPool, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

meehandennis, Nov 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Auraan, Nov 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

brettski, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Vancoubeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Vancoubeer, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

baker2gs, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of arfenhouse
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber/ not quite black color. Good lacing and good retention.

S: I'm getting mostly powdered baker style dark chocolate. Very strong and rich.

T: Taste begins with an initial syrup-like chocolate sweetness which is quickly replaced by bitter black coffee and bitter hops. Aftertaste reminds me of black coffee. Alcohol gets masked well by the coffee flavor.

M: Silky all the way through. Light carbonation.

O: A nice alternative to other winter beers which are typically spiced. Strong and very tasty. I foresee myself buying a few more of these for the holidays.

arfenhouse, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of StuporJew
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head Tulip.

Appearance - Great. The color of a thick tawny port, I.E. Dark brown, but not so thick that you can't see through it when held up to the light. Not as thick as I normally like my stouts, but seeing as I look forward to it every year, I'm not complaining too much!

Smell - Burnt sugar / toffee, light notes of coffee, and an inherent booziness that one can expect from a coffee stout weighing in at 9% ABV. Mmm-Hmm...

Taste - Coffee right up front, with the nose following right behind. More burnt sugar (Belgian candy sugar from the brewing process?), dried dates, and warming alcohol notes to wrap it all up. Would make an insane ice cream float with some espresso ice cream... Seriously! Try it. I'll wait... ☺

Mouthfeel - Smooth all the way through, without too much interference by the alcohol that sometimes happens with adjunct/coffee stouts with high ABV. Warming and velvety.

Overall - As previously mentioned, a true favorite. Differs from the barrage of other coffee stouts out there, due to the fact that THIS one tastes like it has coffee in it. Also worth mentioning in this category : Real Ale Coffee Porter (Blanco, Texas), and Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout. Cheers!!!

StuporJew, Nov 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

OldhouseRecs, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

jackrodgers77, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Bonna, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

BenHesk12, Nov 19, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from bottle into a tulip glass

dark brown body, mostly opaque and dark red when held to light. thin tan brown head that dissipates pretty soon after pouring.

smells amazing. fresh ground coffee beans scent up front, dark chocolate and roast malt.

bold flavor, black coffee and roasted malt, syrupy stout

smooth full body feel, goes down easy

great all-around coffee stout. coffee taste/fragrance really comes through nicely

fayenatic, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

sendbeer, Nov 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Pjev11, Nov 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

swungomonkey, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

tubeyes, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

MaseFace, Nov 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

roblund, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Rave, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ilikebeer03, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Auztan, Nov 06, 2012
Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,283 ratings.