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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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very good

3,780 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,780
Reviews: 1,267
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 159
Gots: 574 | FT: 10
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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Ratings: 3,780 | Reviews: 1,267
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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber to ordinary beer mug
Roughly cellar temperature

A: Deep dark brown, almost black with a reddish opacity. One finger of tan head with average lacing.

S: A potent mix of chocolate, roasted malts, cappuccino, and a tid bit of fruitiness.

T: The cappuccino flavor is certainly present, with roasted malts, and finishes off a little more chocolatey. Overall it's very sweet.

M: Smooth feel with a tickle of carbonation, pretty sticky.

O: Damn good beer, I'd like another, but first I'll be getting some Surly Coffee Bender and seeing how it compares.

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4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a bomber and into an Irish Pint glass.
Appearance- jet black with a small frothy tan head.
Smell- notes of expresso, dark chocolate and citrus fruit.
Taste- lovely notes of burnt coffee and expresso, notes sweet citrus fruit.
Mouthfeel- medium carbonation, frothy pleasant feel.
Overall- very impressed with this beer. Well balanced coffee style stout. Complex but very drinkable.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - It pours deep brown with obvious hints of deep amber and a thin tan head.

S - The aroma is fairly weak, but bitter cold coffee and roasted malt notes are there.

T - The coffee is overshadowed by the malt profile and overall the flavor is somewhat simplistic.

M - Medium bodied and moderately carbonated

O - Its good, but it isn't great. Although the coffee is there, it's quite hidden and overall complexity is lacking in the flavor category. I would certainly drink it again, but I would probably try to find a different coffee stout instead.

Photo of xenjoiii
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into my Southampton XV Anniversary snifter.

A: Jet black with a 3/4 finger off-white head.

S: Coffee, and raw dough.

T: roasted malts up front, followed by a blast off coffee that becomes increasingly pungent as it transcends from the mid-mouth to the back. A strong black coffee presence lingers around the mouth after the swallow. If you like black coffee, this beer is for you.

M: Quite smooth. Moderate carbonation.

Overal,l I found this beer quite complex.. The smell and the taste, to me, were two different worlds; the latter surpassing the former. In the nose I picked up faint coffee notes with a strong raw doughy smell. The taste is the standout factor of this brew. It is a coffee lovers dream. I'm a huge coffee fan, and this beer hit the spot. For the price, and quality of this beer I have not a single bad thing to say. A great entrance into the world of coffee stouts.


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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fairly pronounced coffee aroma to this one, which comes as no surprise at all. Roasted malts and coffee dominate.

Pours dark, opaque brown in my glass with a somewhat loose light brown head to it.

Taste is a pretty pleasingly strong espresso note along with a roasted malt along with it. It tastes quite a bit like a cold, carbonated coffee beverage would....but definitely a high quality coffee here. Tasty. I can't say that I find it to be overally complex or anything, but I don't think it needs to be. It's a coffee stout, after all...with a great coffee taste to it and one that covers up the booze very well. Mouthfeel, for a stout, seems pretty thin however.

All in all, a great stout that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Inky black, nice brown head that fits perfectly for this style of beer.

Aroma was ok, certainly a lot of malt but not a lot of coffee that I could detect.

Similar flavor as the aroma, but at least the coffee was more apparent. Malts, not heavily bittered, and not very complex. Not a Imperial Stout that really packs the standard Imperial Stout punch.

Thinner mouthfeel, almost like a Guinness. Good carbonation, but the lighter body detracts a little. Drinkability is fairly high.

Disappointing for a big stout, but still a solid offering from Lagunitas.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Breakfast for Super Bowl 2012.
Pours a ruby brown-black tone. Head is light tan, medium. Doesnt thick and chewy like some stouts, but here goes the aroma.
Smells have a nice balance of caramel, sugar, citrus akin to a peel in an Italian espresso, milk, coffee, malted milk, a well balanced, but a bit subdued maybe.
Taste is bitter, like I like my coffee. Espresso, citrus, a bit of sweetness on the finish, finishes lighter biting,Subsequent sips add notes of caramel, milk,biting.
Lighter than expected, medium bodied, sharp, not really rich and creamy. Enjoyable for me as I was hoping this was not going to be too heavy.
Cheers Go Giants!

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is on tap at the bar that I work at right now and is delicious. The smell is awesome, who doesn't love the smell of coffee?! But the delicious taste really puts this beer into the 5 star range for me! It is creamy with a nice coffee finish, very dark in color.

Don't tell lagunitas, but I mixed this beer with boulevard chocolate ale and it tasted like I was drinking a dunkachino! I will be doing this until one of the kegs kicks :) cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at tiny Lounge.

A: dark brown, auburn around the edged, 1 finger head, heavy lacing

S: nose features roasted malts , earthy notes, a bit of mud for lack of a better word, cappuccino is mild, not much depth in the malt profile.

T: bitter roasted notes up front, earthy malts, a bit of molasses, nice finish. Coffee is somewhat overshadowed by malts.

Mf: thin body for style, medium carbonation

O: somewhat disappointing considering that it is a cappuccino imperial stout, there are much better examples of the marriage of coffee and stout, this one is okay

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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