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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

3,089 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,089
Reviews: 1,166
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 89
Gots: 262 | FT: 3
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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mkotsayfan

California

2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter. Pours a cola black with about a finger of light mocha head. The aroma has predominately coffee notes, along with some vanilla and cocoa powder. The taste has those same coffee notes along with some chocolate complementing on the back end. The mouthfeel is very thin and light with decent carbonation.

A suprisingly "meh" beer from a good brewery in Lagunitas. Fairly disappointed in this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 07:06:27 | More by mkotsayfan
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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

The last half of a bomber into a brandy snifter. She's warmed up a bit, so this should be spot on for serving temp.

Pours a very, very dark antique brown with a nice light tan dollop that falls quickly and laces okay.

Boozy nose with some coffee, maraschino cherry, and baker's chocolate. The alcohol is big and brandied, wafting up to cut the creaminess. Some dank hop presence.

First sip has an interesting fruitiness--it might be that same cherry I picked up in the nose. There's a nice leafy hop bite in the back on the swallow that has spicy characteristics. Wet grain, chicory, cafe latte, red-skinned fruits, and more of that hot alcohol. It's certainly not bad, might mellow in six months for the better. The cream aspect lends to the 'Cappuccino', but there's not enough espresso. The coffee nuances are not as prominent, and, in comparison to the alcohol presence, the roasty bitterness is rather fleeting. Above-average, but not amazing.

Nice carbonation, sudsy and FAR from bland. Medium-heavy with some heft. Almost creamy in feel. Feels like a big foamy cappuccino.

I've enjoyed this beer more in the past than I have this time around. It's hot for under 9%, surprisingly fruity, and a bit misnamed; but it's a good brew. An enjoyable Imperial Stout that means business. Still worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 03:40:25 | More by thecheapies
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hays99

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-26-2012 00:40:54 | More by hays99
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J23hc

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter. Not too impressive an appearance for the style, dark but not pitch black, slightly translucent with reddish tinge. Smell has milk chocolate, and a grassy quality. There's a sweet cream character, but not getting that coffee bean touch I expected. It all comes together on the palate. First noticed again is chocolate, mostly up front. But the coffee is definitely there, fresh coffee beans, almost a burnt flavor to it as well but rounded off by the sweetness of the chocolatey flavor. Worth a try, wouldn't spend more than $5 for a 22 oz of it though

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 22:14:20 | More by J23hc
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2012 20:01:41 | More by DMc8ride
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2012 19:19:24 | More by ColSanders123
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rawla

California

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 22 oz bottle from Vendome Wine. No freshness date. Served into a bourbon cocktail glassware.

A: Pours a fizzy dark brown/smokey black. Some hints of red hue through light. Average carbonation. Decent lacing.

S: Wood bark, cherries, but very subtle espresso notes. I would expect more of a french press or organic coffee scent.

T: Smoked chocolate and espresso beans with cherry wood barks. A little boozy as this warms up, but expected with a 9% beer. Not as strong coffee variants as I would expect from a beer with the Cappuccino label.

M: woody texture. average drinkability. More of a sipper at 9%

O: At roughly 4 bucks a pop, a solid- above average limited release. I would expect a more complex coffee profile, since it's a Cappuccino stout, but I feel the abv may hinder some of those delicate coffee notes. More of an Imperial Porter in my buds; a quality beer regardless. B.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 06:05:04 | More by rawla
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mdcrouser

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown-black, with a light foam, ringing the glass and with a thin layer of lasting head.

Coffee on the nose, but with a hint of fruity tartness.

While the coffee is most prevalent, there's a distinct undercurrent of citrus, delivering the nosey tart - like a light breakfast coffee. The coffee then continues dry and bitter, closing with a sharpness of carbonation in the mouth.

This one's ok - not great. Bold for sure, but lacking tbe breadth and creaminess I like with stouts/coffee stouts.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 04:51:07 | More by mdcrouser
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StoicBeast

California

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

chilled, 12oz wine glass

a- opaque dark brown with tan lacing. there is mild carbonation and average retention.
s- aroma is roasted malt with mocha notes. i could not pick up the hops
t- creamy sweetness, which is offset by coffee bitterness. hops are negligible.
mf- watery for an imperial stout, warming effects from higher abv, quick finish
o- smooth imperial stout with cappuccino characteristics

i got a bomber bottle at bevmo for ~3.50. it has been selling well and co-workers seem to like it. i'm not a fan of coffee, but i decided to give it a try. to me it tasted like firestone's velvet merlin with mocha. i'll have to go back to the velvet merlin, but it was really watery for a categorized imperial stout. however, the abv saves it. drink-ability is there, but impression fails to satisfy.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 23:20:43 | More by StoicBeast
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ineva

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-24-2012 15:34:04 | More by ineva
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PacNWDad

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-24-2012 03:12:31 | More by PacNWDad
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-24-2012 02:36:43 | More by Brown120
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-24-2012 01:06:20 | More by Birdlegs
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madman45

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-23-2012 18:21:27 | More by madman45
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amosher13

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-23-2012 15:38:48 | More by amosher13
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WIBeerGuy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-22-2012 19:51:46 | More by WIBeerGuy
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poisonpythons

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-22-2012 15:05:01 | More by poisonpythons
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stealth

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-22-2012 08:32:21 | More by stealth
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bottlerocket24

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a near black brown with a thin head that disappears quickly.

S: Smells sweet with a touch of vanilla and the hint of coffee you'd expect from this beer.

T: Chocolate sweetness, coffee bitterness that's not too up front combined with strong hop aromas which work well in a big beer like this one. Roasted flavours nice too. The alcohol, noticeable at first becomes much more so as the beer warms.

M: Felt a little acidic and not very smooth. A bit too bubbly.

Overall is an interesting stout. The coffee flavour is not over the top and works well with the rest of the flavours present. Really drinkable beer that I would happily drink again.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 06:11:00 | More by bottlerocket24
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-22-2012 00:21:34 | More by dprophet
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poppyjohn

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-21-2012 22:10:58 | More by poppyjohn
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kennylopez

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: a black color that is rather light on the thickness with a small tan head that fades ad leaves spots of lacing.

Smells: a light coffee note with a sweet roasted malt base and a beautiful hop aroma.

Tastes: a milky sweeter stout with a light roasted malt and lighter coffee hints. There is a significant hop note that I adore in this beer.

Mouthfeel: this is a smooth coffee stout that has a mild carbonation despite the head and the abv. just under 9% it is amazingly quenching.

Overall: I personally feel that this is one of my favorite coffee stouts and at $6 for a 22oz bottle I honestly feel like its a steal not just a score.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 21:57:29 | More by kennylopez
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Shadteks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-21-2012 17:42:48 | More by Shadteks
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kiki3drt292

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-21-2012 17:41:14 | More by kiki3drt292
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-21-2012 12:19:52 | More by jminch
Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,089 ratings.