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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,629 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,629
Reviews: 1,230
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 153
Gots: 478 | FT: 8
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes
A-Pours a very dark brown, not quite black with cherry hues. Not the darkest imperial stout for sure. Nice off-white head that leaves some lacing.

S-Sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, and caramel. It has a strong milk chocolate notes.

T-Milk chocolate, cream, cappuccino, dry roasted malts, and a hint of toffee. As it warms some caramel notes emerge.

M-A little thin for the style

D-Very drinkable as it tastes good and its abv. isn't too high for the style.

Overall, another very enjoyable beer from Lagunitas.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of C2H5
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a fresh bottle
Appearance is light for a stout, like a rootbeer, with a thin very light tan, nearly white, head

Smells of vanilla extract, coffee, cocoa

Tastes very sweet, and the alcohol was right up front for me, almost a chemical flavor; reminded again of vanilla extract , coffee comes through, malt and bitter dark chocolate

mouthfeel was thin for a stout, acidic not creamy..got a little better as it warmed up

Overall it was pretty good, has a high 9% abv and was easy to drink. Interesting flavors that you dont/wont get from non craft beers, but not a refined gem. This beer is cheap and worth a shot! Its not a favorite of mine but I have no regrets, I drank the entire thing so it couldn't have been that bad.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GNWBC
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

P: pour a very dark almost black, cola color with a very thin fizzy white head that lasts only around the ring.

S: toffe, coffee, brown sugar and malt

T: a sweet smokey coffee blast up front followed by a sweet brown sugar malt hit. and i dare say i taste a bit of cola.

M: plenty of carbonation, very fizzy just shy of pop, goes down super smooth and you are left with a lingering sweetness.

O: kinda on the sweet side and very much reminds me of soda, however it is still tasty and very drinkable. not bad.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark brown color with a sliver of a cocoa head. Head disappears quickly. Average lacing on the side of my snifter. The nose is a touch on the weak side for me. Coffee, malt, hops, and some chocolate are there- but not strong enough to get a higher score. The taste, fortunately, is a step up. Big malt, hops and chocolate on the first part, gradually turning into coffee and hops on the end of the taste. Nice creamer/hops aftertaste. I'd actually like the malt to have more presence on the back side for a slightly higher rating. The coffee isn't actually that present in the taste of this beer, and it actually works well. A lot of bad coffee stouts out there. Overall, this is a good beer that's worth trying if you like the style. I tend to like their hoppy beer a bit better, but this is a solid offering. Cheers.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Photo of Drinkerofales
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a hint of red, with some light penetration. Big light mocha head quickly fizzles to leave no lacing.

Smell is of coffee, dark roasted malt, a hint of hops, and lots of booze.

Taste is of dark roasted coffee, bitter. A touch of the malt comes through with a nutty flavor.

Feel is a bit bubbly, and it bites, some from the hops, mostly from the booze. While it's thicker than it looks, it's still thinner than all the ISs I have tried to date.

It delivers on the cappuccino aspect, yet overall, not the best of stouts. A touch thin and bubbly, needs more sweetness to balance. The fact that light penetrates the brew makes me feel this shouldn't even be in the IS/DS category.


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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served unto a snifter.

Appearance: Jet Black (technically dark brown) which is pretty much opaque, tan head is about 1/4"

Smell: Smells like coffee bean but very light. Like light to the point it is just a tease.

Taste: Coffee, little bitter but incredibly tasty. You finish and seriously still in your mouth.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, easy to drink and comes off smooth.

Overall: Blessing in disguise pretty good beer and definitely worth keeping. A little bitter sweet, still hope you all enjoy....Salud!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of kojevergas
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Guinness goblet in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the style. ABV is 9.0% per the label.

A: Pours a half finger head of nice cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a solid black. Generally appealing.

Sm: Cappuccino, coffee, cream, and chocolate. Maybe a bit of mocha. A mild strength aroma. I think I get nuts but it could be me broken nose.

T: Cappuccino is actually distinct here. It mixes with the cream quite well (which itself is present throughout, but primarily on the open and finish). No chocolate or nuts come through; perhaps I mis-identified. All apologies. It's delightfully subtle. I don't know that it's complex, but the subtlety is enough. The cream is delicious. Unlike many coffee beers, it isn't overly bitter or anything. I like how it's handled. Very well balanced and built. I really like it.

It isn't as bold a use of coffee as you'd see in say, Mikkeller, but it's just as well executed.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Also, creamy without adding too much smoothness. It's thick but needs to be. All around, it's quite complementary of the flavours. It coarsens slightly on the climax, but comes out a bit lumpy as a result - which isn't ideal. It's forgivable.

Dr: Quite drinkable for the ABV. The alcohol itself is well hidden. I don't think it would age well. I'd definitely get it again, preferably on-draught. I don't know that it'd be better on nitro-draught, as the cream balance is already so delicate.

Would pair well with simple unobtrusive bread (rye would be ideal), or understated nuts.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of duckrabbitfan
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bomber poured into a Duck Rabbit snifter

really no head or lacing; i must have gotten a slightly different bottle than others because this is not jet black by any means.

coffee and raw sugar; a pleasant smell but not breathtaking.

smooth and drinkable but a lot sweeter than most coffee stout. maybe this is why its called a cappuccino stout? not bad at all; i was expecting it to be harsher and less smooth.

mouthfeel definitely pleases the roof of the mouth, but fairly one-dimensional. not bad at all, though.

a unique brew. enjoyable. for $4.45? hell yes. but, more than once in a blue moon? eh, probably not.

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

Enjoyed in a tulip glass.

A: pours a very dark opaque brown with about a 1.5 finger small bubbled mocha colored head, that leaves little lacing.

S: The nose is very sweet. Strong combination of sweet roasted bittersweet malts of coffee and chocolate.

T: taste is similar to scent, nice coffee taste, not too strong. Also has a nice chocolate flavor, similar to mocha.

M: very smooth, light carbonation, nice full body, covers palate, very refreshing

Overall, great stout. Love the balance of coffee and chocolate. Great beer to drink while relaxing, very refreshing. Great brew!

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,629 ratings.