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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,265 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,265
Reviews: 1,171
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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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
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

SniperHarrison, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of duracell
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A - Small light brown head which disappears after a couple of minutes to leave a thin topping. Limited lacing left on the glass.

S - Strong malt, chocolate, coffee, toffee, somehow also citrusy (oranges) and dark fruits (black currently). Residual sugar is quiete obvious. Very good smell!

T/M - Very smooth feeling with the right amount of sugar that sustains the flavors. Starts with roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and a fresh hoppy flavor to finish with a more pronounced hoppy bitterness that lingers very well. Alcohol is kept moderate, giving a nice warming feeling from the middle to the end and adding some spiciness.

O - Very good drinkability, very well done ! Coffee is relatively discrete in my opinion but the aging might be in cause...

duracell, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

vcoggins, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jennATX, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber pours a dark and clear mahogany that has red highlights when held up to light. A thin tan head that dissipates very quickly, but a much fuller mouthfeel than I expected from the visual cues.

Amazing aroma of coffee and dark roasted malts definitely improves as it warms. There was a medicinal note immediately after pouring, but that has been nicely replaced. Wish I knew how old this bottle was, but have only identified the date on the bottle’s neck and not the year?!

The high 9% ABV is impressively well hidden in the flavour, with only a hint of alcohol warmth at the end. The initial flavour is very coffee-forward, but both chocolate and caramelized malt sweetness are also prevalent. There is a nice west-coast hop backbone that offers some contrast and the finish transitions to bitter eventually, but for me this is definitely a desert beer.

hopsolutely, Nov 02, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Sometimes I feel like Frasier when I pick up some beers... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises dark coffee, roasted malts, and toast. The taste brings in more of the same, with, unsurprisingly, the coffee taking center stage. Somehow, despite an even darker roast, the flavors never become too bitter or acrid, something I'd like to see happen more often. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a tasty, if a bit monomaniacal, coffee stout. 'Nuff said.

TMoney2591, Oct 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

kpartsch, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Rukasu
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

A: Pours a very, very dark brown. Deep, but clear cranberry color when held to light.

S: Alcohol overpowers the scent of this beer, but underneath are notes of burnt sugar, coffee (natch), toasted malts, and faint chocolate.

T: Bold, intense stout, but quite sweet, but high ABV makes it almost syrupy. Coffee comes out more and more as you drink it, but it largely missing at first. Other hints of smoked grains, maple syrup, brown sugar and cocoa.

M: Smooth and easy drinking despite the 9% ABV, great beer for a cold fall night, but sweetness limits me to snifter glass.

O: A very good, smokey, coffee stout. But the sweet taste upfront is a bit off-putting.

Rukasu, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

dvmin98, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

wigoalie1, Oct 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

skaboom420, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BillHilly, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

flyingmick, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

CorneliusBunker, Oct 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Twifiter, Oct 15, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into HF tulip. Poured a deep brown, but somewhat see through. Nice tan head, gone quick. It looks good, but deff not like a stout. Smells is fantastic. Great roasted malts, coffee, and nice boozey notes. Taste is very good...caramel like, coffee, and good slightly bitter roasted malts. Easy drinker and very very tastey. Highly recommend this brew, especially for the price of $5.99/bottle. Just dont think its a stout..its more like a light porter or roastier/hardier brown ale.

DrinkSlurm, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DonFrap, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

frogfan, Oct 11, 2012
Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,265 ratings.