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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,488 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,488
Reviews: 1,195
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 138
Gots: 401 | FT: 7
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 thecheapies
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of hays99
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of J23hc
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
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

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of rawla
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of mdcrouser
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of StoicBeast
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Brown120
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bottlerocket24
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kennylopez
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,488 ratings.