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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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very good

1,267 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,267
Hads: 4,078
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 180
Gots: 737 | FT: 9
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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Reviews: 1,267 | Hads: 4,078
Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Agree with most that its more of an espresso stout than a cappuccino one. Overall a balanced stout considering its almost 10% ABV and quite flavorful. Great deal for only $4 a bomber as well.

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Photo of EMV
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at HomeD pizza in State College, served in a tulip glass.

L: Pours an inky black into the tulip glass. A thick off-white head lasts for quite awhile and leaves beautiful lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Espresso and toasted malts on the nose, chocolate and alcohol. This beer smells great.

T/F: Lighter on the coffee taste than expected from the smell, and this isn't a bad thing as it allows the other flavors to play on the palate. Coffee is there to taste, with roasted malts, dark fruits, and chocolate. There is a nice alcoholic warmth but subtle. Minimal carbonation and very smooth and thick.

O: This is one of my favorite Coffee stouts, and something I've looked forward to every winter for the past few years. Yet another great brew from Lagunitas.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear dark-brown, almost black.

Smells of roasted grains and sweet dark malts.

Syrupy mouth feel with a heavy sweetness, coating the mouth a bit; transitions into bitter hops and toasted grains with a coffee bean mid-body and coffee finish.

Would I buy it again? Yes!

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Photo of K-Dog
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After recently having gnarly wine and high Westfield I was just a little dissapointed with this. It definitely was bad and at 4.99 a bomber and over 9 percent it's worth the price. My lower rating is based on the peppery taste. Would have rated higher if it had a more creaminess and vanilla flavor. Still it's worth a try.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle that is a year old poured into can glass

A: dark in color with edges of brown light can get through this guy a little. not much of a head dissipates to a film

S: still getting some coffee some bakers chocolate and licorice

T: a lot of that licorice and anise taste with hints of coffee

M: medium to slightly fuller feel

O: I'm not a fan of again beers but I disliked this beer fresh it's better aged which says a lot, but it's not something I will ever seek out again.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

just couldnt finish this! im shocked because i love lagunitas but this one really threw me for a loop. heavy on the coffee bitterness and lacking balance seriously. i really tried to like it but drain poured the end

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Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours black with a nice tan head, reminiscent of the head on a freshly made shot of espresso, leaves considerable lacing

Smell: Nice coffee/espresso aroma, with hints of roasted malts and a little hint of sweetness

Taste: Very coffee/espresso forward in the taste, but there are nice roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla in there as well.

Feel: Medium body with good carbonation

Overall: Very good, with nice coffee forward flavors. Surprisingly drinkable for it's strength. Might be more aptly named Espresso Stout, as it doesn't have any milk to it.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black with a thin head that disappears in a flash
S: Coffee, cocoa, burnt malt
T: Matches the nose. Everything has a distinct burnt component to it
M: Medium to full-bodied, very very bitter
O: This is like the dinner that had everything going for it until you left it in the oven too long. It's got all the right coffee/cocoa/malt notes, but each and every one is extra bitter/burnt leading to an overall disappointing experience

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Photo of lightsovrvegas
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this stout... this reminds me of WnB from terrapin but with more body... also crazily it has a delicate retention when in the mouth... i could drink this everyday

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this in my beercellar since april 2013 - Now 2 years later it's time to open it!

Great nose: Coffee, chocolate, dark bread, mocha.
Taste of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, pumpernickel, dark fruit and some vanilla. Very smooth!
Medium to full body and light carbonation.

This was very good two years ago and it still is! The years in the cellar has done the beer just good.

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Photo of Good_Ale84
4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a 22oz of this nice stout, only because they were out of my go-to for stouts (Guinness Extra). This is beautiful if you're into coffee/chocolate stouts. Has the beautiful black of Guinness (almost pitch black), with a taste that compares to what your nose senses when you're waiting in line at the coffee shop. Very nice.... of course I like my beers nice and cold, but this one is better just chilled. The head comes through, thick, tan, and consistent. Excellent. Nice roasted coffee taste...with the proper malty balance that will leave you wanting more.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black like oil with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malt, and a little chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more coffee. Like a nice cup o' joe with some cocoa and booze.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thin tan head on a black body.
The aroma is coffee, chocolate, burnt toast and wood.
The taste full. A punch of bitter black coffee and burnt wood, slight mellowing with roasted malt and finishes with a short sweet note.
The texture is thick.

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Photo of 14erFan
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The ABV is reflected in the strong stout flavor. I appreciate the subtle difference they were trying to impart with the cappuccino vs. it being a coffee stout, but still wish they had packed more punch with the accent. Still a good buy, wouldn't shy away from it for sure.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a mocha head that quickly dissolves. No lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, burnt dark fruits. Taste is as advertised. Don't know why, but compared with some other coffee stouts, I thought this one might hit me a little more. It's good, but not something I'd purposely seek out again.

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Photo of gibgink
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very enjoyable beer, and the best part about it is the value! I purchased mine for $3.95 for a bomber, which is flat out one of the cheapest out there. Coming in at 8.9% with great coffee flavors, and hints of chocolate is very nice. I will pick this up any time I see it!

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Photo of DIM
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black body and a long lived, khaki colored head.

I got a nice, mellow ground coffee aroma along with a strong roasted maltiness. Fairly subdued overall. The taste is a good deal more assertive than the smell. The base stout seems pretty one dimensional to me, a roasted almost to char malt flavor. Nice enough, but some chocolate notes would have worked well. The coffee flavor was well balanced and mild until the finish. I loved the long, lingering dark roasted coffee finish.

I definitely enjoyed this one and $5 for a bomber in PA is an amazing price. The rest of you lucky SOBs probably pay 3 or 4. I'm just finishing up my case of Founder's Breakfast Stout and I recently tried Victory at sea for the first time. This is good, but it doesn't measure up to those guys.

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Photo of TBCE
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours very very dark brown with a finger or so of head that dissipates moderately slowly. Strong smell of cocoa and coffee. Strong coffee and darker chocolate taste, heavier on the coffee. Smooth, almost no bitterness. Malted barley aftertaste with nice hint of coffee. Overall, a very fine stout, may be in elite status. I really though highly of this brew.

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Photo of deebo
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was really surprised to see how strong this is. While drinking, thought this couldn't be any more than 6%. For that alone this beer gets big ups. Overall this beer is quite smooth with a muted coffee flavor with a nice strong roasted barley malt quality.

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Photo of hp2skater
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells of chocolate and Colombian coffee grounds. Strong coffee taste but it's different, I like it. Very evident dark chocolate taste which is rich and satisfying. Carbonated nicely. A very well done stout from Lagunitas- I would buy again.

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Photo of timontheroad
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Dark reddish-brown color, nice thick head and good lacing. Aroma is lots of coffee, and some dark roasty malts, and a slight peppery smell. Taste is nearly identical to the smell, with lots of coffee up front, and a very slight pepper tone on the back end. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy - very nice. Overall, this is typical of almost all of Lagunitas' beers, great beers at a nice price.

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Photo of RazorbackGT
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into karmeliet tripel glass. Very dark appearance as expected. Smells very good rich coffee scent. Taste is everything you'd want in a coffee stout. Good mouthfeel with minimal alcohol burn. Overall a great example of the style.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into snifter
A- near black with a brown tint. Slim off-white head. Sparse bubbles and moderate lace.
S- coffee and chocolate at first but that gives way to some dark fruit sweetness and some sweet pepper notes as well. Maybe bell pepper.
T- bitter roasted malt, coffee (but just a hint), spice from a mild pepper, and then more bitter chocolate malt in the end.
M- nice velvety, creamy texture that coats the palette nicely. Alcohol is hidden well too.
O- surprisingly spicier than I expected but it mixes well with the coffee.

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Photo of daledeee
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 22 oz bomber. This is a first time offering to the area.

It pours a dark black with lots of head and lace. Impressive

Smells like charred wood and coffee.

Taste is coffee bitter with some vanilla and cream. Could be some cocoa granules?? Not sure.

Mouth feel has some carbonation but i think is just right

Overall, this beer was NOT expensive. It is yet high quality. Some bitterness but really well balanced and loaded with flavor. Not as high of a gravity as some of the heavy hitters but is enjoyable to drink and I hope it is not a really limited edition.

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Photo of LADaveBN
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nose is all roasty coffee with hints cocoa. Taste is bitter coffee up front that finishes with lingering burnt caramel. Feel is much slicker and chewier than I expected. Overall a very good imperial coffee stout reminiscent of GD Espresso Oak Aged Yeti that finishes slightly less bitter.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,267 ratings.