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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,768 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,768
Reviews: 1,262
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 159
Gots: 566 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-20-2004

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Ratings: 3,768 | Reviews: 1,262
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22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- pours a dark brown that looks black in the glass. It has tan colored head that lingers a while and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S- Not much there, at all. Roasted malts. Maybe kinda boozy.

T- Again, not much there. Nice roasty flavor, but the coffee is not really noticeable.

M- Could be thicker.

O- Not really impressed at all.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with brown at the edges when held up to light, and a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded slowly, leaving good spotty lacing sticking to the sides.

Smells of espresso, coffee beans, caramel, roasted grains, syrup, floral hops, lemon zest, citrus hops, sweet malt, brown sugar, licorice and light herbs; the coffee and sweetness dominate the nose and almost give a rum like aroma.

Tastes of espresso, coffee beans, vanilla, caramel, roasted grains, syrup, chocolate, brown sugar, cocoa powder, floral hops, lemon, citrus hops, sweet malt, licorice, dark fruit like dates, rum soaked wheat bread and very light herbs; it’s almost cloyingly sweet but stays on the right side of the flavor line with enough roasted malt and coffee flavors to remain extremely tasty. The booze peeks through at all times, but remains in check and adds a nice touch not letting the 9% ruin the experience.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth yet chewy, with a heavy body but an almost watery feel that let’s this go down easy with very light carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish that trails off chalky with roasted grains, vanilla and coffee beans leaving a sweet coating on the tongue.

Wow, this was rich and full of flavor, boozy and complex, getting better as it warmed, and yet easy drinking and relatively smooth for such a heavy brew; a damn fine stout and a must try for any coffee stout fan. This beer was excellent and blended two of my favorite drinks with artistic precision; my only knock is the bitter chicory taste that remains after each swallow, which overtakes the coffee sweetness – besides that, this is an incredible beer that hides the alcohol very well and goes down easier than it should. Calling on all stout fans to go out and try this now.

2015 Update: Had this again and the pour produced a foamy 2-3 finger thick tan head that faded slowly and left great foamy lacing and rings as it went down. Tastes and smells like a very burnt Starbucks coffee, with a lot of charred notes and some rich cocoa and vanilla. Smooth and yet bitter at the same time, it was damn enjoyable again. I love coffee stouts and this always delivers.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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