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Cappuccino Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

3,768 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,768
Reviews: 1,262
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 159
Gots: 567 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
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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Ratings: 3,768 | Reviews: 1,262
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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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3.58/5  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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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!

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stout pours jet black with the most subtle garnet hue when held to a bright light. The head moderate light tan head diminished to a skim and left some lacing down the sides of the snifter. The aroma medium-high roasted malts, coffee, and maybe a bit ashy. The flavor is comprised of roasty malts, coffee, pleasant acidity. The finish is slightly dry with lingering coffee and maybe just a hint of the ABV. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and rather fully, with moderate carbonation. Overall a well made coffee stout, great flavors and very good feel to the beer. The bomber went down way too easy, I'll buy it again.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Dark brown color with a tan head and white lacing throughout

S: The coffee hits you right off the bat followed by roasty and chocolate notes.

T: For me only the coffee really shines on this beer. I was not able to pick up a whole lot else.

M: Medium bodied stout. Fairly drinkable for 9%

O: Not a bad beer, but definitively my lease favorite Lagunitas offering I have had to date. It comes off as a one note beer to me. It delivers a nice coffee taste and that is about it.

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4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It is a dark/medium brown with a 2 finger white head that dissipates rather quickly.

S: There is not a lot of coffee in the smell. It mostly consists of caramel and malt.

T: Very good. A very good coffee flavor balanced perfectly with malt and caramel.

M: Good retention and carbonation.

O: Very good. Get it if you can.

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2/5  rDev -49%

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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