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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,667 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,667
Reviews: 1,241
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 154
Gots: 505 | FT: 9
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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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Much lighter/thinner/less opaque than I had anticipated/remembered/third item on the list.
Looks like kind of a watery cola colour. Decent little head htat dissipates fairly quickly withouut sticking around to help celebrate.

Nose is light. Hmm.... I remembered really enjoying this beer, but thusfar it's not really bringing much to the table. some burnt/roasted malts and a bit of espresso bean. Not too much.

Whew. Well, my fears can be put to rest. While the first to catergories were fairly underwhelming, the one that really matters comes through. As I remembered, this is a very tasty brew. The taste is primarily dark roast espresso, with an almost-but-not-quite-sweet finish. The bitterness comes primarily from the coffee.

You know how they say don't judge a book by its cover? Well, don't judge this beer by its pour. My fears of a thin watery mess were (lukcily) unfounded, as this is a medium bodied stout, with a good level of carbonation. Goes down easily, the bitterness is not an oppressive one, and the 9.2% is not a distraction. All in all very well crafted stout.

Don't be discouraged by it's appearance, and trust the genii (that's plural genius for all you geniuses out there [I know. Shut up. {fine}]) at Lagunitas to do their job well. Which they do. Also they are really friendly, and the brewery is awesome and you should go there.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.93/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very roasty with a bold roast coffee smell with some herbal citrus smells underneath it all. Very very smooth with sweet stout malts up front evolving into a bitter coffee taste and herbal bitterness from the hops melding together perfectly.

This is a pretty bitter beer and the sweetness only rolls over for a short while. The alcohol taste is non existent and is extremely drinkable. The coffee really comes out as the beer warms a bit as does the bitterness of the beer.

This is definitely one of the best coffee beers I've had. It definitely has a sedating but uplifting buzz to it from the coffee they inject into the beer. It tastes like a bold coffee but still like a beer because of the hoppy bitterness.... a fantastic beer.

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3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle, no freshness date, into a Breckenridge snifter. Very dark, black, but light shines through around the perimeter of the glass. Decent, light brown head that receded quickly.

I smell roasted malt, toasted bread, alcohol, plum, very slight coffee.

Not a lot of coffee coming through here, I'm picking up more fruit notes than anything else. Plum again, raisin, smoke. This is smooth and enjoyable, no alcohol burn whatsoever. Semi-sweet.

Nice feeling in the mouth, more carbonation than I expected, not necessarily a bad thing though.

I am enjoying this beer. Not as complex as some other imperial stouts that I have tried but I am happy to have had it and will likely buy it again. Going out to the bar after this one and hoping for a caffeine kick!

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2/5  rDev -49%

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3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Lagunitas Brewing Company branded mason jar

Appropriately pours a dark coffee brown capped by a two finger fluffy off-white head. Great retention and tons of splotchy lacing that coats the majority of the inside of the glass. Espresso, some dark fruit, a hint of vanilla, and alcohol. Sweet malt joined by espresso, charred malt, hints of bakers chocolate touched by vanilla throughout that finishes with warming alcohol. On the heavier side of medium-bodied, slick with a hint of creaminess. Overall, this brew was enjoyable, solid, but nothing special. Definitely worth the price point.

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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a thin white head that lingers with bubbles and leaves excellent lacing. The smell is mostly of spent coffee and vanilla without much else. The taste is big and chocolaty with a lot of coffee flavor as well, with some earthy bitter notes that linger for a long time. The mouthfeel is creamy and makes the beer a slow drinker but not out of form for the style. Overall I am impressed with this one from lagunitas, Im happy it caught my eye.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,667 ratings.