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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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very good

3,678 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,678
Reviews: 1,242
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 154
Gots: 512 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Arkamaic
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a glass. Buddy had been mentioning for me to try it for a while now, finally stumbled upon a bottle.

A: Dark pour, caramel colored head. Decent trace.

S: I love the smell of it. Combining a bold coffee, with a good stout.

T: Subtle, yet persistent coffee taste. Adds just enough to the stout to compliment it well. Finishes well, little to no bitter ness.

M: Could use a little more carbonation for me. Nice heavy feel to it.

O: Good beer, nice to have the little mix of the coffee taste into it. Excellent beer to sit and enjoy on a rainy afternoon.

Photo of rtaps
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very dark brown with a mahogany hue to it when held to the light. looks like it might be pretty carbonated. has a 1 finger light tan head with pretty good retention, leaving spotty lacing behind

nice nose but not able to find a hole lot in it. milk chocolate and a nice cappuccino aroma

fallow the nose its nice on the pallet, milk chocolate and cappuccino throughout

medium bodied and carbonation. super smooth going down and pretty viscous

overall, didn't seem to be a very complexed brew IMO but it was still very good and easy to drink. will grab another bottle if i come across it.

Photo of fountainofyouth
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of CP20
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jwmarcum
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of Jimmys
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bomber into oversized wine glass.

A dark brown. opaque. frothy brown head. reasonable retention. reasonable lacing.

S: roast, bitter, chocolate. however, im not getting anymore coffee than i would in just your average double stout.

T: lots of chocolate. a good amount of bitterness. some coffee flavor works in towards the finish and lingers there. similar to my opinion of the nose, not nearly as much coffee as i expected.

M: silky. full bodied.

D: more of a big stout than a coffee stout. pretty disappointed on the "cappuccino" aroma/flavor.

Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of natemort13
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown bordering on black. khaki head that dies down somewhat quickly and leaves a ring and a puddle of head.

Smell is strong freshly ground coffee with notes of dark chocolate. I get a hint of smoke.

Pleasant smoothness to the coffee. Early on bitterness gives way to a sweet roasted malt finish with some lactose sugar characteristics. Don't think there actually is lactose sugar tho.

Full bodied, very smooth, works well for a "cappuccino" stout.

Great stout, coffee is pleasant and not overwhelming. Very smooth, some sweet characteristics to balance the coffee. great

Photo of AleWatcher
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Lagunitas cappuccino stout

Served in goblet.

Light brown with lots of red hues floating around. It is quite translucent. Beige head of one finger disolved into a loose collection of large and lazy bubbles. Some nice sticky lacing left behind. 

Smells of caramel malt With some espresso/iced coffee notes. It actually reminds me of a caramel macchiato from Starbucks. It's all caramel an espresso...
The flavor is exactly the same--  some residual sweetness lingers on the finish, but there isn't a lot of bitterness here. 

Body feels thin and oily. 

Overall--  meh. I thought I remembered having this before and enjoying it more than this...  As it is, this is one ofthe worst beers from Lagunitas I've ever had.  One of my favorite breweries has let me down this time--  I'll forgive them. 
A- 3.5
S- 4
T- 3
M- 2
O- 3.5

Photo of jsulko
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter

Dark brown color with a slightly dirty off white head that has good retention

Coffee flavor dominant in the smell.

Taste starts smooth with the coffee and tails off to almost a slightly bitter roasted taste. Slight hint of chocolate or dark fruits.

A more than decent coffee stout. Good value for the price

Photo of jfcaa193
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of BelgiumBill
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I paid $4.79 for a bomber at Total Wine.

I poured it into a Guinness pint glass. A very dark Mahogany brown with lots of ruby highlights dancing about. A inch fluffy beige head crowned the top which was sticky early on.

The nose was dominated by coffee (naturally) with some burnt toffee/sugar and a bit of cocoa.

Flavors were front heavy with the coffee followed by some tootsie roll sweet chocolate and a hint of smokiness along with a bit of bitter bite (say that 10 times fast) of espresso beans and hops appearing at the end. A nice progression of flavors.

I didn't find this to be hugely intense as some imperial stouts may be (Night Tripper comes to mind). I found this to be very drinkable with a comparatively moderate body for a stout. The 9% ABV was well concealed. Smooth and silky in the mouth delivering the flavor and bitterness without astringent bite. Well done and a great value at $4.79.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sevenarts
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brownish black, small tan head, very little lacing.

S: Sweet, almost syrupy, some chocolate and coffee.

T/M: Overall a surprisingly sweet beer for a coffee stout, lots of chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is amazingly creamy, not especially heavy but so smooth. The 9% alcohol is very well hidden beneath the rich, sweet flavors, there's no trace of alcoholic bite and only a little bitter coffee flavor.

O: A very smooth and easy-drinking coffee stout, especially for such a big beer. Could maybe use a little less of the syrupy sweetness but it's still very good.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Lucky's Beverages (Woodstock, GA). 4.29. Served in a snifter. 

Pours deep brown, reddish around the edges with a quickly fading 1.5 finger khaki head. Spotty lacing. 

There's an initial metallic nose (which I don't remember from last year's batch) that fades as it warms. Under that I detect sweet chocolate and light coffee. 

Taste is bitter coffee, sweet dark chocolate and roasted malts. It's not very complex but I happen to really like the flavor profile. The alcohol is present but never overly so. 

Medium bodied with a nice light tingle of carbonation. 

This is a good simple coffee stout. It's not huge, it's not record breaking but I enjoy it. There are plenty of better coffee stouts out there but I'll still pick a bottle or two of this every year. Another quality and good value product from Lagunitas. 

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jk3
2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of TTAmod
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into pint glass.

A: Dark brown. Not too dark, actually. Head is one finger mocha color. Retention is good.

S: I smell bitter, sharp dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of pine.

T: Nice onslaught of stout flavors. Charred malt, chocolate, touch of espresso and coffee beans, ash, tobacco and cream. Nice lingering coffee finish.

M: Smooth....very smooth. Bit of prickly carbonation. Medium-heavy body and creamy.

O: A go-to coffee stout for me. Reasonable price and great taste. Easy to drink, as well. The 9% listed on the bottle is nowhere to be found at all.

Another Lagunitas winner.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,678 ratings.