Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3,397 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,397
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 120
Gots: 342 | 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:
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(Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-20-2004)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a black color with two fingers of khaki tan head. Even amount of heavy lacing on the sides, good retention on the top.

Smelled deep coffee malts, coffee beans, bitter dark malts and dark chocolate.

Tasted a quick bite of nothing, followed by a bam! of coffee, dark bitter beans, some dark chocolate and roasted malts.

Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, warming finish.

A nice beer, probably one of the darkest I’ve had. I don’t drink coffee, but if it tastes as good as this, then I might start having it.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Dave1999
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brownish red with a small tan head which quickly disappears.

The smell is roast coffee, chocolate and a milky sweetness. Too subtle though.

The flavours are coffee, sweet smooth milk with a bit of a burnt bitter after taste. Once the drink has left you mouth it leaves a bit of an alcohol burn.

The mouthfeel is syrupy with low to medium carbonation.

Overall certainly a sipper, the alcohol is very obvious. A fairly decent beer but not great by lagunitas standards.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of SerialHiker
3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark reddish purplish brown…tons of khaki colored head formed and remained…(4/5)

Smell: Deep, dark coffee aroma…chocolate notes, roasted nuts and alcohol heat also apparent…some cream and caramel deep in there…(3.5/5)

Taste: Robust cappuccino flavor right off the bat followed by the roasted malt base…this beer doesn’t mess around with the coffee flavor, it is strong and dominant throughout the entire sip…there is a touch of creaminess to it (though I coulda used a bit more) and I do sense some bitterness towards the end…not as much cocoa as I would have anticipated or liked…some earthy hops do resonate, but I really have to focus past the intense coffee taste to detect anything else…(3/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, nothing watery here…medium carbonation…it’s rather smooth for such a heavy beer…there is some bitterness and coffee acidity in the after taste…(3/5)

Overall: It’s a quality brew, but a bit overdone…the extreme cappuccino flavor is tasty, but dominates everything in sight leaving absolutely no room for anything else…this could be dialed back a bit to give a more balanced flavor, but that’s just me…the abundance of coffee does produce an acidity that I don’t normally find in beer, which I can’t say I like 15 ounces into my bomber…it’s good and drinkable, but not something I would get overly excited about in the future…I chose to drink this one ‘cause I was getting tired a little too early in the evening and I’m pretty sure I’m now gonna be up for a good couple of hours…maybe I should recommend this for a morning football tailgate…(3/5)

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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber picked up from downeast beverage in beautiful Portland maine, ~$5.

A - poured the 9.2% stout into a chalice, conjured up a solid 2 finger slightly tan head, color is darkest of browns but not quite black. Almost opaque with beautiful brown emerging when held to the light. head disapated to 3/4 inch and stood in defiance of my swirling to get the aroma. Eventually it succumbed to the somewhat high alcohol content and left little for retention and lacing after the initial few minutes.

S - smells of deep chocolate almost tootsie roll-ish, spent coffee beans, and alcohol. It smells like my coffee maker after it hasn't been cleaned for a while, maybe it is grassy hops that are giving it that dirty smell... Interesting, but not bad by any means.

T - the taste of coffee is pretty subdued. It is mostly in the background and the bouquet. Up front it is smokey/roasted barley and cleaned up with great finishing hop character and/or coffee bitterness. Sweet with dry finish, which is a refreshing contrast making it well balanced. The taste is complex but slight, and the alcohol does not come through in the flavor as much as it did in the nose. Lingering taste of smokey old coffee, dry roasted malts and grassy hop. The coffee just sort of blends in with the taste bringing it all together, it doesn't stand out and taste fake or syrupy. Very delicious!

M - very smooth mouthfeel, thick and filling up front but seems to finish a little lighter. Carbonation is slight but present lending to a perfect mouthfeel for a stout.

Overall - very delicious. Since its cappuccino stout, I expected something more creamy and smooth... This actually goes the other way with being big and smokey, with the coffee being well balanced, instead of in your face. Very well done, I would love to have another!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Nigel
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: black with a hint of brown. Slightly brown one finger head. None retention.

S: a whole lotta coffee, the booze is pretty prevalent but very sweet. Some raisins maybe tobacco as well. Very nice

T: not quite as much coffee as the nose but it's prevelant. Slight chocolate then leading into the malt and finishing nicely with the hops. Pleasantly bitter finish. Surprised at how little alchohol compared to the nose.

M: meh. Decent. Not bad. Not great. Not too thin but definatly leaves something too be desired.

O: pleasantly surprised. Follows suit with pretty much all lagunitas beers. Never gonna be bad. I got a case gifted so not sure the price but guessing 5 or 6 bucks. Can't complain. Goes great with pb&j and Ron burgandy

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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