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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,457 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,457
Reviews: 1,187
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 134
Gots: 386 | FT: 6
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Corona Extra pint glass. No freshness date found.

A- Pours a black color that's almost opaque with a full two-finger off-white head that retains a good while and brings with it standard lacing.

S- Smells very hoppy for a stout but there's definitely a chocolate-covered caramel scent as well.

T- Has the signature Lagunitas hoppiness...but where's the cappuccino? There's a slight mocha taste but nothing like I'm used to with other coffee-flavored stouts. Just more of a standard roast quality that does go well with the bitterness of the hops but isn't as exciting as I was hoping. I will say the alcohol is superbly well-hidden.

M- Certainly a creamy mouthfeel I won't deny. Soft, silky medium carbonation plays its part in giving it that foamy cappuccino feel even if the taste doesn't fully deliver. Standard body for a stout.

O- Lagunitas certainly doesn't make bad beer, but this one isn't as amazing as their other offerings.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer looks very light for a stout. I can see through the beer, not good. head was small. Some big bubbles rest on top of the brown liquid. hm unimpressive, but not terrible.

Smell is well balanced, and nothing stands out. Cappuccino is in there. I smell hints of coffee, creamer, and vanilla. I do like how balanced and creamy it smells. Creaminess is accentuated by roasted malts and the vanilla rather nicely.

The taste is rather balanced, and focused on the malts, but too much. If the vanilla coffee cream and coffee were a bit stronger, this thing would be perfect. The malt and possibly coffee leaves a very astringent bitter feeling.

All that was initial, once your palate accustomed to the bitterness, the creamy vanilla feeling really shines. The roasty, slightly smoked malts come through nicely, in spite of the sweetness from the creamer.

Medium body, but the accentuating flavors leave a slick feeling that makes the not so heavy body ok.

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In Berkeley, out of a pint.

A: Cappuccino-esque for sure. Two-finger head off the pour, settling to a thin, but dense layer. Some excellent, thick lacing. The color is a little lighter than other great stouts, but it's not bad. Inviting.

S: Wonderfully coffee forward, with some chocolate malts pulling through and some hop hints showing up fashionably late. Sweet and malty.

T: The taste turns the nose on its end, with the hop bitters the first through the door (and hanging around throughout), followed closely by some roasted bready malts, light tobacco, green apple acetaldehyde, and the coffee of course. The coffee could be more pronounced and the hops toned down a little bit longer, but it's still a very enjoyable beer. Pretty complex.

M: Nearly perfect. Chewy, a tad dry, with a touch of warmth from the alcohol and close to no carbonation.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,457 ratings.