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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,656 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,656
Reviews: 1,239
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 153
Gots: 502 | FT: 8
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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Photo of UncleBuccs
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Savage51
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, pours a very dark purple brown almost black with a short white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: smells of coffee, dark stone fruits, dates, molasses, light hops, cherries, figs, prunes

T: sweet up front that quickly fades to coffee bitterness, finish dries with hops, a little harsh in the mid palate with a distinct burnt quality reminiscent of strong espresso, good sweet fruit flavors of prune and dates come out

M: thick and slick, slightly oily with a good mouth coating, alcohol is there in a nice warming way, lower carbonation

O: a good coffee flavored stout if you like a strong espresso kick with a hint of fruity sweetness

Photo of bensbeers
4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had to draw the line in the sand on this one. I'M NOT USUALLY A FAN OF STOUTS, but I've come to enjoy lagunitas. As far as appearance and smell go, this was spot on; perfectly pitch black, it pours a mysterious black with a layer of caramel-colored head. On the nose, I picked up, of course, coffe and milk chocolate, as well as brown sugar and a hint of something bitter - couldn't name it, but it was there. Taste was ever-enjoyable; so much roasted coffee; lots of smooth toffee and chocolate flavors; really well-balanced by the hops-fruity and sweet yet it leaves the slightest bit of bitter aftertaste that begs you to take one more sip. Mouthfeel was the only thing that threw me off here; stouts are typically creamy with minimal carbonation, but this was atypical; pretty bubbly and thirst-quenching - probably why I enjoyed it so much.

Overall, would have given if it 5s across the board if it had been more true to style. An incredibly enjoyable beer for those who are looking for an intro into the world of stouts and porters. Would recommend in a heartbeat to anyone. Cheers!

Photo of mzeld
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Ted
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of stoney1031
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of wildcat29
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bwarren82
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tedho21
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of thebigbambino
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bobertkuekn
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Bobheed
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jp312
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Jemonster
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Very opaque with light tan head. Lighter brown than most stouts, muddy color.

S: Light scent but with coffee up front. Roasted malts make up the rest of it.

T: Coffee and cream as expected with deeply roasted barley. Kind of tastes burnt. Very long lasting aftertaste.

M: Rich, but somehow refreshing. Thirst quenching.

O: Pretty good but not my favorite. Probably my least favorite beer made by Lagunitas.

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint glass.

A- Pours very dark, but not opaque. 1-finger khaki head with beautiful lacing up front, with nice lacing.

S- Smell is great. Robust, dark coffee, creamy and sweet.

T- The coffee is eminent although less than I'd expect based on the nose. Hops turn the after-taste a bit bitter, but this plays well on the malts. I just wish the cappuccino flavor came through more.

M- Smooth, creamy, very good stout texture.

O- It is a very tasty and well-made stout. It is accommodatingly rich and is hard to tell it is 9% ABV. The sweetness is well-accepted, but once again I'd like a more sugary cappuccino taste to it. Although. for stout fans, I would recommend giving this one a taste, especially considering the reasonable price. I got mine for $6, but It's been known to go for $5.

Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of dbell23
4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Black opaque color with a slight head with little retention. A little lacing. Looks like a stout.

Smell is really nice. Powdered chocolate (dark?) and fresh brewed coffee, dark roasted malts, hints of vanilla with expresso coffee. As usual, the aroma is more pronounced as it warms. As it warms the coffee becomes the lead smell.

Taste is great. Delicious dark chocolate to start, malty coffee in the middle with a lingering coffee slight hop finish. Really great taste.

Mouthfeel is perfect for this style. Smooth with perfect carbonation. Smooth from start to finish.

Overall a great chocolate coffee stout. Perfect on a cold winter day, sitting in front of the fire. The more Lagunitas I drink the better I like that brewery.

Photo of Davihaw
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of mooseo
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter.

A - Dark brown-black with slight ruby hues. A thin off-white head quickly dissipates.

S - Coffee beans, roasted malt, and a hint of sweet molasses.

T - Bold black coffee, milk chocolate, and burnt roasted malt. Grassy hops lend a mild earthy hop bitterness. A touch of alcohol is evident.

M - Silky, soft, medium-full body. Average carbonation, warming alcohol.

O - A well blended coffee stout that packs a punch. Nicely balanced and flavorful, this is definitely a seasonal release to revisit.

Photo of derekdenim
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of GotWad629
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a creamy tan head that lingers for a while. Beautiful contrast.

Smells of coffee, roasted malts, and some slight booze.

Coffee and alcohol are prevalent in the taste with some chocolate coming through.

The mouthfeel is creamy with the perfect amount of carbonation.

Photo of BrewMaven
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ooh, a beverage store...Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo..Yea, this is how I ended up with tonights review.

Pours a deep, dark red/brown garnet and has a short lived, somewhat rocky, off white head that drops to a ring and leaves sparse, spotty lace.

Roasty and somewhat sweet smelling with a slight hint of citrus?

Very tasty, with coffee, caramel, a bit of a hop bite and some heat with much more coffee on the finish. Deceptively thick mouthfeel with subtle carbonation.

When it comes to stouts, this is the absolute best I've ever had (so far) and I really look forward to future "dates" with this brew..excellent!

Photo of bbrown12
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,656 ratings.