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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,764 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2764
Reviews: 1140
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%


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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BrewThru_29

Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appears black but transparent when held up to light. 1 finger head with great retention and lacing.

Smell is of mostly coffee. Some roasted malt also. Smells really good.

Taste follows the nose with a big, slightly bitter roasted coffee flavor up front. Little bit of a sweet aftertaste...maybe a touch of vanilla?

Mouthfeel is medium body. Not too thick. Moderate amount of carbonation. Can't come close to detecting the 9+ ABV.

Overall: If you like coffee stouts, you will not be disappointed with this one. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 05:44:27 | More by BrewThru_29
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

To set the table, I love this brewery and style of brew. I will be biased high in my review. I wish this stuff came in 6-packs and was readily available.

Poured from a 22oz bomber into an English pint glass. Released a nice brown head that settled pretty quickly into a rocky foam. Nose consists of sweet malt with some dark notes of chocolate and coffee. Some raisin notes with dark currant and bread present later.

The sweetness promised in the aroma and by the OG (stated on the bottle) is just not present. There is a definite coffee flavor in the malt with chocolate notes, but the supporting sweetness expected in the malt fails to appear, leaving a slight bitter flavor sensation but for my taste that's perfect.

Finish is long coffee and alcohol dominate the malt that is present. Hop bitter is there and balances along with bitter coffee and chocolate. Really its balanced but not necessarily with hop. Kinda cool. The lack of malt sweetness lessens the need for a heavy bitter and this beer actually responds to that need with a nice complex but mild bitter from multiple sources.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 23:06:09 | More by ExtraStout
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snaotheus

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle at 41 F split between two chalices. Bottle code starts with 025 4, but the rest is rubbed out.

Pours black, with small, surprisingly pale head, that fades quickly to a ring. Very fine, very slow active carbonation. Smell is mild, mostly coffee, some sweet, rich chocolate or dark fruit.

Taste is surprisingly mild, well balanced, and delicious. I like it a lot. Nice coffee bitterness, nice milk chocolate sweetness, slightly roasty/smokey. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is somewhat dry. Overall, very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 05:17:17 | More by snaotheus
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Obviously more or less a 3.75 beer, looking at my ratings based on style. For a stout, it's a little on the bitter side, lacking a smoothness I might better enjoy, but not unexpected from Lagunitas.

A little red when held up to the light, it otherwise appears the normal dark brown towards black. The smell is a bit more bitter tjan one might expect, but there is a bit of coffee to add some depth. The dark toasty nature is evident in the smell.

The taste starts following the nose pretty well. The feel is a bit carbonated from what I might expect from a stout. It does break away later in the taste with juniper or pine like bite that isn't overpowering, yet adds that west coast hops bite that one could question whether it should show itself.

Solid representation, and if you want a stout that tends towards a black IPA, you might have your beer here.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 05:33:57 | More by cjgiant
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Cheshire_Crew_Al

Texas

4.74/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought as a bomber, label art is excellent btw

Appearance: outstanding lacing, nice foamy slowly receding head after the pour

S: Has a beautifully complex combination of aromatic coffee, roasted nuts, slight boozy tinge to odor but in a welcome sort of way

T/M: perfect combination of slight-medium carbonation with a smooth bitter and sweet initial hit that ends with a slight hops feel and bitterness at the end - the perfect representation of what you would want a coffee-spiked stout to taste like

O: 9.2% goes down like water for a reason - the beer is outstanding, not exactly sessionable only because it is of such a quality that it should be savored slowly, but certainly makes you want more of it sooner rather than later. Well-balanced in every respect.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 04:53:46 | More by Cheshire_Crew_Al
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Emnmarko

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Dark and clear with a red hue. A nice roasted tan colored two finger head lingers for a few minutes and leaves a thick cap. Lacing clings to the glass like a son of a gun.

S- Sweet roasted malts around. Coffee, chocolate, cocoa. Mild hop bitterness behind.

T- This is good. Right up front the coffee is apparent. There is a definite hop presence here and it is welcome. Cocoa and chocolate flavors in the middle, with a smoky bitter aftertaste.

M- Medium to heavy bodied brew. A little on the thick side, but to style.

O- I'm glad that I have developed a taste for stouts. It has opened up a whole new set of options to enjoy. This one from Lagunitas is brewed with coffee and it is apparent. If you like stouts with a coffee backbone then this should suit fine. It is a good representation of the style. I enjoyed it, you will too.

I like this, I get my coffee and my beer at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 00:55:48 | More by Emnmarko
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle $4.99. Solid black but if I hold it to the light it is more brown like a porter. good half-inch of head. Aroma of wet coffee grounds, bitter ones. Sweet flavor, sugar and coffee grounds, bitterness too. Actually this has some real bitterness to it. Solid beer for the price.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 04:13:32 | More by ArrogantB
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BeerEngineer

California

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

General: Found this bottle in a grocery store locally. Poured it into a tulip style glass to taste and rate.

Appearance: Dark dark brown, nearly black but there is a ruby glow in there. The head is a tan and lasts for a good while. There is some decent lacing on the glass also.

Aroma: bitterness is the biggest aroma that i'm getting. There is a nice coffee hit to it also but not the cream of chocolate note I was looking for. I guess it's there, but it's subdued a lot.

Mouthfeel: This is a nice feeling beer, it coats the pallet very well and has almost a creaminess to it. Carbonation is moderate. This is almost chewy, it's just a nice thick stout.

Taste: There are a lot of little flavors in here that are nice. Of course the big flavor is the coffee, it's bold and up front just like it should be but there is a great slight sweetness underneath it all that balances this out pretty well. There is also a little alcohol warmth that I get from this which is understandable for 9.2% ABV. There is a hint of chocolate and creamy flavors also, really a nice balanced mix.

Overall: I actually really like this stout. It's very balanced with the hint of sweetness with all that bitterness from the coffee. This isn't something that I would drink every day but it's something that every once and a while would be nice. This is a saturday or sunday morning beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 02:07:11 | More by BeerEngineer
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Jmitchell3

Arizona

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cappuccino Stout, just about 4 weeks in the cellar prior to opening. Snifter.

A: Light black. Is that a color? Fine, light tan head.
S: Roasty. A bit of plum, some toasted coffee aroma. A touch of cocoa.
T: Roasty carries through in the flavor. Just slightly sweet on the tip of the tongue. Coffee flavors, not too intense, but pleasant. The alcohol is well-hidden.
M: Full bodied, a bit milky. Dry finish. Roasty coffee bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue for a while.
O: Very enjoyable. Very agreeable coffee flavors without being overpowering. Not near as intense as, for instance, Santa Fe's Imperial Java Stout, but seems very balanced and pleasant given the stronger alcohol content. Recommended to any fan of coffee stouts!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 02:01:50 | More by Jmitchell3
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - dark, but looks more like a Black Ale, as it displays a mahogany hue against the light. Thick, foamy mocha head that slowly recedes, but leaves lots of sticky lacing!
Smell - cup of coffee with a hint of Irish cream. Some chocolate cereal.
Taste - bold coffee and some sweet vanilla cream. The 9.2% ABV is almost nonexistent!
Feel - smooth and creamy; robust and bitter; complex and flavorful!
Overall - far exceeds my expectations! I usually prefer a stout with bold coffee flavors, so I'm not surprised I enjoyed this, but I didn't expect a home run! The price point is icing on top!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 03:09:14 | More by DenverHopHead
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter at around 50°F

Appearance: I prefer my imperial stouts to be motor oil thick and black, but this is not. Thin pour with a mahogany tent when put up to the light.

Smell: Coffee is definitely the dominant aroma. Brown sugar and maybe a little chocolate.. I don't know if it's just me but I get some pepper as well.

Taste: coffee with brown sugar and maybe some peppers thrown in. Not enough roasted or chocolate malts for my personal taste, but hey, it called Cappuccino Stout.

Mouthfeel: It's very thin for an imperial stout, but smooth and drinkable for 9.2% abv.

Overall: After enjoying heavy RIS's throughout this harsh winter, this stout seems a bit subdued in every aspect. And considering how much I enjoy Lagunitas' other offerings, I was a bit letdown.

*The Smuttynose Robust Porter I had after this, at 6% abv.,was more robust than this beer in every way, shape, or form. This was a forgettable imperial stout for sure and will stick with their hoppy beers from now on.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 01:44:40 | More by Bone53
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/18/2014. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, light roast, herbal, floral, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt notes with moderate hop presence; and good strength. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, light roast, herbal, floral, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, light roast, herbal, floral, light pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors with moderate hop presence; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice coffee stout. All around good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:19:44 | More by superspak
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 4 - Nice dark brown black beer with some brown see through edges. Tan head that stick around with great lacing.
S - 3.75 - Roasty coffee, chocolate, little bit of vanilla.
T - 4 - Smooth coffee and chocolate, some creamy, vanilla type flavor to balance it out. Very nice.
M - 4 - Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Alc completely covered. Aftertaste is like a cafe mocha.
O - 4 - This is a great coffee stout, my favorite.

Comparables: Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout, Southern Tier Choklat, Peche Mortel, Rogue Double Chocolate Stout

Comparison Review Lagunitas' Cappucino Stout VS Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout :))

A - Santa Fe is winning in this department with better head, that leaves heavier lacing.
S - Roasty coffee, lots of chocolate and creamy vanilla in the Cappucino Stout, Heavy coffee, espresso and roasted notes in the Santa Fe Java
T - Very smooth coffee and chocolate with the Lagunitas Cappucino, Way heavier on the coffee and roasted bitterness, but still smooth with the Santa Fe Java.
M - Both are medium - heavy and very smooth beers for the ABV. Aftertaste on the Cappucino is more chocolate/creamy, while on the Java it's more roasted coffee.
O - Honestly, it's a tie. One's more creamy/chocolatey but the other i more coffee like, but at the same time, I like them both and they're both amazingly affordable.

Mix of Lagunitas Cappucino Stout and Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout:
A - 4.25 - great tan head that leaves amazing lacing. Dark brown/black beer.
S - 3.75 - Coffee, espresso, roasted malts. Seems like the Java Stout is dominating here.
T - 4.25 - Coffee, espresso, creamy vanilla, whole milk, irish cream. The taste is more complex. which isn't alway the result of blending beers. Good stuff.
M - 4 - medium heavy as usual. Alc covered. Aftertaste is coffee and whole milk.
O - 4.25 - Great blend. I'll remember this one in the future. Very affordable beers too

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 21:32:19 | More by ISmith87
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Snifter.

I enjoyed while listening to AC/DC's Back in Black album. Very dark. Like a super dark brown. Nice head and retention and decent lacing.

Roasty coffee stout. Emphasis on the coffee. But hey...This is a cappuccino stout. Bitter chocolately on the backend. Front end is very coffee-like.

Outstanding mouth feel being a full-bodied brigade of stout godliness in a glass.

Lagunitas did a great job with this one. If coffee stouts are to your liking, this one will not disappoint. And turn up "You Shook Me All Night Long" to 11 while enjoying.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 05:25:48 | More by BeerDazed
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Black. Light rising effervescence. Pours a finger and a half, foamy, brown-white head. Settles slowly, leaving a thick, inconsistent foam blanket and a thick beer ring. Decent spider web lacing.

S: Roasted malt, roasted coffee, and a little molasses and raisin.

T: Roasted pecans and roasted espresso beans.

M: Light-ish body, but hearty and full-flavored. Roasty with a bit of a sweet balance and a bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark, nice effervescence, nice tight head, and some fair lacing. Nose is roasted malt and coffee, with some sweet balance. Roasted nuts and coffee. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 04:26:31 | More by bmwats
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watermelon

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. The julian date code says this was bottled on January 18th.

A: Very dark brown body like used motor oil. Cappuccino colored 2 finger head, with lots of lacing and good retention.

S: Strong coffee scents not much else, could defiantly be more complex.

T: Follows the nose for the most part, some hoppy bitterness as well as some dark fruit.

M: Fairly creamy, I feel it should have some more viscosity, especially due to the higher alcohol content. CArbonation was decent.

O: Damn good imperial stout for the price, I might pick up another bottle and try aging it to see if it improves once the hops fall off.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 11:24:17 | More by watermelon
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samtrillo

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black with a creamy head.

S - Coffee and sweet stouty malt. Go figure.

T - Sweet coffee with dark caramel stout goodness. Bit bitter on the finish. It's strange at first but by the end you can see why you've bought this before.

M - Smooth and a little viscous.

O - I haven't had another stout specifically labeled as a Coffee Stout so I can't compare, but this is good. Definitely different from Lagunitas's Imperial Stout. It's not an all the time thing for me, but I don't regret it every so often when I find it.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 07:07:20 | More by samtrillo
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Utterly black with a contrasting cream-colored, somewhat soapy head. Decent shallow lacing.

S: Surprising presence of piney hops, but rounded by some roasted malt, sweet cream, coffee, and sugar notes.

T: Coffee and dark malts, balanced by sweet cream. No hops anymore. Decent finish, mostly bitter.

M: Full bodied, but lightly viscous.

O: Really good, but ultimately nothing that stands out among other coffee stouts.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 22:03:58 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

*22 oz Bottle* I'm excited to try this brew. I've always been pushing this one aside for other beers (I know, I know, lame excuse). I should have checked out this one before I've stumbled upon other coffee stouts. Well any way lets get on with the beer. I poured this into my Stout glass. I was expecting a coffee beverage. But it looks a bit watered down its a bit browner than my standard stout blackness. It was on the way of being black but fizzled out in the process. There was a 1 finger light khaki head with tight bubbly foam. Eh, whatever. I go in for a whiff and it is dense. Roasted coffee with vanilla and a hint of spice. Pretty simple but smells good. Tasting the beer is the most important, so I take a gulp of this nectar. It gives me what I expected from smelling this brew. Roasted Coffee, vanilla and hints of cocoa. Malt sweetness balances out the bitter burnt coffee. This is balanced. The mouthfeel on this is the highlight. For a slightly lighter color stout this is smooth and creamy! The carbonation is tight and prickly.

Overall: this is a good coffee stout. It lacks a bit from being phenomenal! The visual piece is where I find it lacks the most (beer snob remark). It isn't a dense black body that I have become accustomed to. It stands it's own, don't get me twisted. I can recommend this but it falls short in comparison with other coffee stouts on the market. This brew is worthy.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 21:20:16 | More by Shroud0fdoom
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OneEye78

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Lagunitas mason jar pint glass. Was a dark brown with slight transparency around the edges, a inch or so of khaki head. The smell was dominated by a dark roast coffee. Taste backed up the smell with an earthy coffee taste as the primary flavor, with the taste waning a bit as it warmed. The beer was pretty thin in the mouth for such a strong coffee smell/taste, and felt even a bit acidic as it warmed up. Not a bad beer, but not nearly as good as others in it's class.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 04:51:58 | More by OneEye78
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MasterfulIdiot

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Ikea snifter. The liquid is dark mahogany - almost black, but just a tiny bit brown. A pretty thick cafe-au-lait-colored head rises up on the pour, and fades to a nice film after a few minutes with a decent amount of lace sticking to the glass.

Aroma delivers plenty of coffee, as expected. It's a really nice, creamy, thick coffee smell emanating from the glass.

Taste follows the nose - it's a lot of coffee, a little chocolate, a little bit of vanilla, but mostly coffee. Aftertaste is a nice charred bitterness complemented well by just a touch of a hop bite. It's really solid, especially since I really like coffee.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, but maybe on the thin side for the style and ABV. Works well, though, and makes it possible to drink the whole bomber of it.

Overall, definitely a solid coffee stout, even if it's nothing to proselytize about. Still, for the price point, it's an easy purchase, and one I will definitely make again.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 03:53:59 | More by MasterfulIdiot
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Deep, dark body with a rich finger of tan head.

Nose is fresh ground coffee. Sweet and tangy, it invites the first sip.

Flavor is rich and satisfying. Coffee hits up front, built on a rich, roasty stout body. No real hops here for me, maybe something earthy is going on. As a major coffee hound, this is just a treat on the palate.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin. I know that every stout cannot be engine oil, but this is really too light for the style for me.

Drinkability is very high. The ABV is not at all evident. This is actually almost quaffable. A great brew for a cold winter's Saturday eve spent at home.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 02:01:09 | More by ghostwalker
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JoeSTATE

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black body with a red hue in the light while pouring, with a light beige khaki head about 1 finger thick which lasted a very long time, finally dissolving but leaving a very lacy ring.

Initial smell was a blast of sour with a back of coffee, after settling the smell is more coffee but you can get a hint of the sour.

Taste is bold dark roasted coffee taste with a lingering aftertaste of wood, rye bread, with a coffee flavor rolling throughout the two.

Not as creamy as I prefer my stouts, but not a bad consistency, more comparable to a smoothy than a milkshake.

This is pretty high ABV but you can't really tell, the alcohol is masked very well with the bold flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 04:11:37 | More by JoeSTATE
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pjkelley82

New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From bottle into snifter

Almost pitch black with initially a 2 finger tan bony head from an aggressive pour which stuck around a great bit... on my second pour (less agressive) i managed to pour "the perfect pour" and got a nice 1 finger head.. left a ring that stuck for some time... some lacing and a thin skin atop...

Im not the best when It comes to picking up on smells and tastes and little nuances. . Mainly I get a big coffee smell with slight alcohol and the roughness of it...

Same with taste... a good stout base.. a little light at the start but gets bolder midway thru..big time coffee... almost espresso like... just bordering it.. very bold coffee but dosent overpower the base of the beer...

Mouthfeel is a dabber thin but its super creamy... nicely carbonated... not sticky or too heavy...

Overall for $4.99 and 9+% abv you simply cannot find a better deal.. lagunitas to me is damn cheap and great beer to boot.. great taste and I highly recommend. ..

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 02:01:11 | More by pjkelley82
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FelixCat

Texas

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down my favorite beer in the known universe to date!

There is your general basic stout taste reminiscent of a Guinness hand crafted from heaven at least that is what my taste buds are saying. Frothy and lighter than a Guinness but the aftertaste is nowhere as pansy. No sir, there is the hit of coffee, almost like candy, sweet, not too sweet, and a very strong coffee note for those of you who are fans of coffee in general, will truly savor and relish this nectar of the GODS. This is everything I want from a beer minus all of the artificial elements that come with the territory of beer + caffeinated beverage. The taste comes through so damn well my only qualm is that this is a seasonal beer.

It's one of those find it and don't hestitate to pick this up otherwise you have FAILED IN LIFE! Yes I will go that far to describe this beer. I love coffee, and I love this beer so damn much it is the icing on the cake to what is already finely established with Guinness Beers but it adds just the extra kick that is needed for the tastes inbetween tastes. I found this at the store and I gobbled it up and bought out the store. Why? This is my hands down best tasting and expertly crafted beer I have ever tasted in my goddamn life, ever. This beats out Real Ale Coffee Porter, if the porter is a daily go to, this Stout is the grand mutha final boss. Why because it has the taste, AND the kick to whack some sense into ya. While the porter is like yeh expertly crafted coffee aftertaste. If i had to go to an island and i had to pick one thing. it would be a truckload of this beer in some forever ice cold fridge on some paradise island. End of story. Period.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 02:19:18 | More by FelixCat
Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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