Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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1,262 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,262
Hads: 4,045
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 21.03%
Wants: 174
Gots: 708 | FT: 7
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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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Reviews: 1,262 | Hads: 4,045
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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Photo of marieli
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Started at 59 degrees. Maybe a little warm but it is an imperial. Dark brown. Big frothy head that had staying power. Reminded me of a root beer float! Smell was underwhelming. Some coffee and malt but not much. Disappointing. Flavor is coffee. A little cappuccino bitterness in back end. Mouth feel is strongest attribute. Creamy. Medium plus. Overall this is a one note flavor beer. Not very complex. A bit boring after a while.

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Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured in a 12 oz tulip. Served slightly chilled first glass than warmed up.

Pours jet black nice cream/tan head
Nose: not a lot of coffee. More of a roasted malt
Taste: hop bitterness in the finish. Slight coffee on the tip of the tongue
Feel: creamy thick mouth feel

Overall: nice to try once but not my favorite lag release. Not much coffee and a little thicker than I had imagined. Hides the alcohol well with a moderate hop finish.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This motherfucker is MAJESTIC. Beautiful, dark, and fluffy out of the bomber, this stout is gorgeous. Every last drop is a treat that drinks like a coffee milkshake. Readily available as well - pick one of them bitches UP!

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-nice imperial look with a thick brown head but dissipated quickly
-strong starbucks coffee house smell with nice alcohol warmth
-taste like the best alcohol coffee i have ever had
-way to watery for a stout but could have been worse
-overall a great coffee stout one always a good style and this beer was a decent example

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Photo of Chiefy770
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint 6 Fluid Oz Bottle
Bottled on January 28th, 2014
Reviewed on March 13th, 2015
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass
(ABV 8.9% - 2014-2015 batch)

Poured a rich dark brown body. A thick and creamy light tan head formed, about half of an inch in height. Sparse amount of bubbly lacing throughout.

Sweet and creamy malts. Modest notes of espresso, toasted grains, and chocolate. I personally found the overall aroma to be somewhat compact. Everything was there, just didn't seem like the volume was turned up all of the way.

Creamy notes of coffee, cream, and toasted grains hit the tongue immediately. Sweeter milky notes set the overall tone for the flavor. Bitter notes developed towards the finish... dark chocolate, dark roast espresso, and a subtle presence of alcohol. The bitter notes were canceled by the creamy malt backbone. Full-bodied. Moderate/Low carbonation.

Excellent coffee-infused stout. The drinkability for such a dense, high ABV beer is pretty outstanding.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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