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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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very good

3,125 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,125
Reviews: 1,167
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 91
Gots: 266 | FT: 2
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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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-20-2012 21:50:32 | More by cynical1027
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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler.

A: Motor oil dark, with a tan head of around 2 fingers from an aggressive pour. Great lacing on the glass as the head goes down to a 3mm head around the rim of the beer.

S: Roasted coffee, bitter dark roast smell, slight hoppy smell with a faint, very faint sweet smell to it. Not a ton of smell to it to be honest.

T: Bitter at first, with the coffee roast taste coming to it. Has a great dark bitter chocolate taste to it, finishing to a smooth milky almost lactose sugar finish, but not sure if there is any lactose in this. Really close to drinking a cappuccino. Bitter clean coffee taste with a smooth cream finish, pretty balanced.. I really like this to sip on after dinner. Pleasant coffee taste, so avoid if you hate roasted coffee beans.

M: Medium/Full body to it, kinda of chewy but maybe more viscous, but ultimately pretty smooth. Slight carbonation lightens it up, very nice.

Overall: I like this beer. I don't gawk and rave over every beer, and rarely "dislike" one, but this one is good for those that like stouts, but don't like a real sweet stout. Lacks the lactose in it, but has enough sweet to balance to big, bitter coffee taste to it. First lagunitas brew for me, and I'm impressed. I'd get more of this if I find it on draft at my growler place.

Serving type: growler

02-20-2012 02:12:06 | More by FATC1TY
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-20-2012 01:55:33 | More by EmmetD
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from bomber into a 12oz glass

A: dark cappuccino color and 2 fingers of light brown head. leaving thick sheets of lacing. beautiful.

S: Stouty, not much else on the nose, faintly hoppy

T: dark malt at first that fades to a hoppy bitterness and finishes with coffee bitterness. Strange to have the hop bitter not be the final note. Quite good, as lover of strong coffee and stouts this is awesome. A touch of alcohol burn but nothing too strong and it quickly passes to reveal the coffee flavor, just enough alcohol flavor to tell your taste buds to "wake up and taste this guys!"

M: Thinner than expected but definitely thick enough to stand up as a stout. A little chewy and quite smooth.

O: Really good, best coffee stout I have had. Normally I do not like super bitter beers but the balance between the two types in this one makes it unique and doable.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 23:35:20 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

02-19-2012 20:13:17 | More by JayMillerWild
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-19-2012 19:54:59 | More by mdillon86
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-19-2012 19:41:00 | More by mcallister
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-19-2012 19:20:22 | More by Hessian257
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-19-2012 06:46:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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2.6/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Raul see all these good reviews and he think he might be trippin'.

I just popped this beer 5 minutes ago poured out of a bottle from Bradley's Liquor in Tustin, California, and even the clerk said it was a favorite. But wooo ha! What iz goin on here? Not a hot dawg thing!

I pour dis beer n it looked sexi like the last time I did a pull up - but the end result was more depressing than Minka Kelly as a Charlie Angel.

Lacked any cappuccino flavor whatsoever; and as a stout, it lacked the robust flavor that I usually enjoy.

Highly disappointed. Don't even try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 05:02:35 | More by RaulMondesi
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-19-2012 04:18:37 | More by slimntubbs
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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Meridian Pint, believe it or not I've never had this beer.

Beer is black with a thin lazy brown head of small bubbles, lots of lacing but low retention and low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, roasty, coffee.

Beer is medium to light in body, roasty up front and on the back end, mildly bitter, finishly cleanly and nicely, hides the alcohol well too. A decent coffee stout, you like coffee? You like stout? Drink this.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 02:35:24 | More by drabmuh
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New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark brown nut color. A one finger of tan head which dissipates rather quickly. Charcoal and anisette on the nose with some alcohol. Herbal hop presence on the nose as well.

Espresso beans are a big flavor in this beer. Thick and chewy. Grainy up front. Flavors are pretty well blended. Burnt coffee and espresso beans on the middle of the palette with a touch of cocoa powder. Tastes better than it smells. More subtle than it looks. Good but nothing outstanding. Good espresso flavor if your into that kind of thing.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 01:13:20 | More by jtierney89
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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice dark brown with the expected coffee look. Nice tan colored head and residue.

Smell: coffee lovers will enjoy this oh so familiar scent it also mixes in some nice hints of chocolate.

Taste:A nice moderate roast with a nice coffee finish.

Mouthfeel:A light medium body with a creamy touch. It does a have some harshness on the finish

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 01:09:47 | More by ratty918
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-19-2012 01:07:11 | More by electtodefer
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

02-18-2012 20:37:55 | More by chrispoint
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-18-2012 20:33:23 | More by bbadger
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-18-2012 15:47:41 | More by AWS2111
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-18-2012 10:18:52 | More by eorwar
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-17-2012 17:41:57 | More by throwback
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-17-2012 06:15:18 | More by tirlzx
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2012 19:50:05 | More by John11486
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-16-2012 19:38:11 | More by djrn2
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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a glass. Buddy had been mentioning for me to try it for a while now, finally stumbled upon a bottle.

A: Dark pour, caramel colored head. Decent trace.

S: I love the smell of it. Combining a bold coffee, with a good stout.

T: Subtle, yet persistent coffee taste. Adds just enough to the stout to compliment it well. Finishes well, little to no bitter ness.

M: Could use a little more carbonation for me. Nice heavy feel to it.

O: Good beer, nice to have the little mix of the coffee taste into it. Excellent beer to sit and enjoy on a rainy afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 19:24:18 | More by Arkamaic
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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very dark brown with a mahogany hue to it when held to the light. looks like it might be pretty carbonated. has a 1 finger light tan head with pretty good retention, leaving spotty lacing behind

nice nose but not able to find a hole lot in it. milk chocolate and a nice cappuccino aroma

fallow the nose its nice on the pallet, milk chocolate and cappuccino throughout

medium bodied and carbonation. super smooth going down and pretty viscous

overall, didn't seem to be a very complexed brew IMO but it was still very good and easy to drink. will grab another bottle if i come across it.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 18:47:53 | More by rtaps
Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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