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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,782 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,782
Reviews: 1,267
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 160
Gots: 577 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-20-2004

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with a small tan colored head. The head fades quite quickly leaving a good level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Coffee and chocolate mixed with a good caramel sweetness are the heaviest and the majority of the aroma on this one. Mixed with these smalls however are some other aromas of a light vanilla, some smells of an oaky nature as well as a light boozy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a big dose of creamy and smooth chocolate and coffee. Some sweeter flavors of vanilla and caramel are present upfront and are soon met with some flavors of a more milky and creamy nature bringing a more milk chocolate mocha flavor to the brew. Soon a little bit of bitterness enters the taste as some more roasted malt and coffee flavors come to the tongue. Other more bitter flavors of an earthy hop taste come to the tongue more toward the end of the taste. This mixed with a more oaky taste ends up leaving a roasty cappuccino taste to the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is big and robust with a nice thick creaminess which matched the nice dark roasted malt and sweeter cappuccino flavor of the brew very well. This mixed with the lighter carbonation make for a fantastic sipper.

Overall – Quite delicious. A big sweet coffee/cappuccino stout with a nice smooth flavor profile and feel. Give it a chance if you can.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Rather thin looking, with noticeable light coming trhough and a foamy off-white/brown head with great retention. Good lacing.

S: Big coffee notes, sweet, cracker malt, a little bit of hops and noticeable alcohol.

T/M: Coffee right away, as well as a light but ample amount of bitterness, the middle is sweet, biscuit and caramel malt, more coffee and roast flavors as well. Slight hop presence, nothing much, and a thin but sweet finish. Detectable alcohol spice.

Overall: I really enjoyed the flavors in this beer, I just feel that it is a little thin in mouthfeel, although still sweet. This thing drinks like a cup of coffee, not like a coffee stout, which is what I think they were going for. Considering the price-point, I would say this is a great buy, and will certainly satisfy any coffee lovers cravings.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a mug.

Look: A very solid black color. No light is getting through this beer. Poured a one finger head with some generous lacing that stays. Very nice.

Smell: Quite a few things going on here... I'm picking up what I consider more of an espresso than a cappuccino. But hey, maybe I'm having my cappuccino wrong. Either way, a coffee bean presence is definitely going on. The malt is there as well. I keep searching for the hops, but I'm not picking it up, but it doesn't hurt this wonderful smell at all imo.

Taste: Follows the nose in every aspect, but adds a bit of milk to it. There is also a bit of cocoa. Overall, tasted exactly like I expected. Very good.

Feel: Very full. It just wants to explode out of my mouth it seems. The carbonation is enough to give it that bite, and the abv is hidden extremely well and you can hardly detect the usual feel it gives. Very milky I think.

Overall: Extremely pleased with this. If it weren't for the abv, I would drink a pint before I went to work. Or pour cereal into it. It's that good. A great experience that I'll hold as the bar to judge others with. The only improvements I could see is a bit more complexity with the nose, and a bit more of a cappuccino taste. (After all, it's called a cappuccino stout) otherwise, awesome!

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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