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Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GClarkage on 10-20-2004

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Reviews: 1,307 | Ratings: 4,307
Photo of macher0
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This has a nice and frothy head, but a fairly thin body. The nose is domestic yeast, dark malts, and coffee. This stout has a full body, but is not thick or sticky. The taste gets bitter from the hops and a nice flavor from the added coffee. I will also mention this really needs to warm up. This stout is defiantly better as it warms.

This is a great shelf stout, which cannot be beat for the price (around six bucks). I do not think I would cellar this, but I will buy when I get he chance.

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Photo of chessiejackson
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great brew. Amazing coffee aroma with a bit of sweetness. Flavor holds the "cappuccino" title. Creaminess and a hint of vanilla if If my judgement is correct.

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Photo of OsoRojo
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$4.99 makes this an exceptional value...2015 updated review, tried the "2014 Vintage-ized" release, a tad heavy on them coffee side, slight downgrade from where I was a year ago with this one.

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Photo of JTritle
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Having expected better from Lagunitas, I don't understand why this is rated so highly. It simply doesn't compare to the best in its category. I'd rather drink a Founders Breakfast Stout, any day.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bottle

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout filled my snifter with a very dark brown almost black color. Atop sat a 1-finger beige head that sank quickly to form a ring of light foam. The aroma, as expected is dominated by dark roasted coffee. The flavor is all about dark roasted malts. Espresso coffee, chocolate and burnt toast come to mind. The mouth feel is medium-full to the thick side, rich, and light-creamy. Carbonation is just right.

Overall, if you like coffee you will like Cappuccino Stout...Oh, great value too. Nice job Lagunitas!

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Photo of Gear54
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle into a snifter

Pour is a dark brown with 1 finger of thick kaki foam. Foam fades leaving streaky lace in the glass. little carbonation

Smell is sweet and malty. Not too much aroma here.

Taste is much better than smell. Nice roasted malts and bitter sweet chocolate with some dark roast coffee and vanilla

Feel is average taste fades quick for suck a heavy beer. Flavors coat well bit I would love for them to last a bit longer.

Overall a sold beer

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours exceptionally dark black. Tan frothy thick head with fantastic lacing thru out. Smells sweet and malty. Taste is phenomenal, little bit of bittersweetness with hints of coffee and malt. Not to boozy for a higher abv stout. Actually perfect. Expected nothing less from Lagunitas. Bravo!

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Mostly black in color with a very dark brown hue as well. Pours a thick four finger width head that is tan in color.

Aroma- Coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and milk chocolate.

Taste- Coffee bitterness is present at first and into the finish. The coffee gives way for moment to vanilla and chocolate flavors which balance out the coffee and roasted malts nicely. The finish sees more coffee bitterness along with the coffee/vanilla sweetness.

Feel- Medium/ full bodied, creamy, medium carbonation.

Overall- Pretty much nails everything for a coffee stout with big roasty coffee flavors, but enough sweetness to balance it out. Definitely in the ball park of the likes of an FBS, but not quite as good. For the price and quality this is a great beer.

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Photo of zac16125
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip

A: Opaque black with some browning on the edges, an overly aggressive pour yields 3+ fingers width of tan head that has excellent retention before dissipating down and leaves tons of lacing. 4.25

S: Tons of coffee plus semi sweet cocoa. Roasted malt, cream, some oaky herbaceous notes. 4.25

T: Coffee bitterness, roasty, oaky, cocoa, cream. 4

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the higher end and is a bit much for the style IMO, ABV is very well masked, drinkability is good. 3.75

O: Very good beer. Lagunitas is such a solid brewery. 4

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Photo of justinp444
4.73/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass it is a dark dark amber brown stout with a beige head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and sweet cream. Taste is a creamy roasted exspresso with a slight slight bitter at the end, it has a full mouth feel and a great smooth flavor.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap. They poured it too cold, so it had no head and no smell until I warmed it with my hands. The flavors were exceptional and changing as it warmed. Mouthfeel creamy and smooth, a reel delight. A real coffee lovers dream. I'm going to find in bottles so I can try at proper temp. .

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Photo of Stevedore
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Oliver's in Madison, Wisconsin. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a medium brown body, lighter than expected, but otherwise nice one finger brown head, fair retention time, a bit of lacing. Smells of pure espresso and black coffee; hearty roasted coffee beans and milk chocolate. Flavour is bitter espresso, darker chocolate, a bit of lactose, roasted malt. On the more bitter side compared to the nose. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly slick and easily drinkable. Good carbonation, plenty of roasted coffee on the finish. No hint of the 9.2% ABV. Overall, very tasty coffee imperial stout that is generally a very good deal considering what Lagunitas charges for their bombers.

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Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Agree with most that its more of an espresso stout than a cappuccino one. Overall a balanced stout considering its almost 10% ABV and quite flavorful. Great deal for only $4 a bomber as well.

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Photo of EMV
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at HomeD pizza in State College, served in a tulip glass.

L: Pours an inky black into the tulip glass. A thick off-white head lasts for quite awhile and leaves beautiful lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Espresso and toasted malts on the nose, chocolate and alcohol. This beer smells great.

T/F: Lighter on the coffee taste than expected from the smell, and this isn't a bad thing as it allows the other flavors to play on the palate. Coffee is there to taste, with roasted malts, dark fruits, and chocolate. There is a nice alcoholic warmth but subtle. Minimal carbonation and very smooth and thick.

O: This is one of my favorite Coffee stouts, and something I've looked forward to every winter for the past few years. Yet another great brew from Lagunitas.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear dark-brown, almost black.

Smells of roasted grains and sweet dark malts.

Syrupy mouth feel with a heavy sweetness, coating the mouth a bit; transitions into bitter hops and toasted grains with a coffee bean mid-body and coffee finish.

Would I buy it again? Yes!

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Photo of K-Dog
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After recently having gnarly wine and high Westfield I was just a little dissapointed with this. It definitely was bad and at 4.99 a bomber and over 9 percent it's worth the price. My lower rating is based on the peppery taste. Would have rated higher if it had a more creaminess and vanilla flavor. Still it's worth a try.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle that is a year old poured into can glass

A: dark in color with edges of brown light can get through this guy a little. not much of a head dissipates to a film

S: still getting some coffee some bakers chocolate and licorice

T: a lot of that licorice and anise taste with hints of coffee

M: medium to slightly fuller feel

O: I'm not a fan of again beers but I disliked this beer fresh it's better aged which says a lot, but it's not something I will ever seek out again.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

just couldnt finish this! im shocked because i love lagunitas but this one really threw me for a loop. heavy on the coffee bitterness and lacking balance seriously. i really tried to like it but drain poured the end

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Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours black with a nice tan head, reminiscent of the head on a freshly made shot of espresso, leaves considerable lacing

Smell: Nice coffee/espresso aroma, with hints of roasted malts and a little hint of sweetness

Taste: Very coffee/espresso forward in the taste, but there are nice roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla in there as well.

Feel: Medium body with good carbonation

Overall: Very good, with nice coffee forward flavors. Surprisingly drinkable for it's strength. Might be more aptly named Espresso Stout, as it doesn't have any milk to it.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black with a thin head that disappears in a flash
S: Coffee, cocoa, burnt malt
T: Matches the nose. Everything has a distinct burnt component to it
M: Medium to full-bodied, very very bitter
O: This is like the dinner that had everything going for it until you left it in the oven too long. It's got all the right coffee/cocoa/malt notes, but each and every one is extra bitter/burnt leading to an overall disappointing experience

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Photo of lightsovrvegas
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this stout... this reminds me of WnB from terrapin but with more body... also crazily it has a delicate retention when in the mouth... i could drink this everyday

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this in my beercellar since april 2013 - Now 2 years later it's time to open it!

Great nose: Coffee, chocolate, dark bread, mocha.
Taste of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, pumpernickel, dark fruit and some vanilla. Very smooth!
Medium to full body and light carbonation.

This was very good two years ago and it still is! The years in the cellar has done the beer just good.

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Photo of Good_Ale84
4.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a 22oz of this nice stout, only because they were out of my go-to for stouts (Guinness Extra). This is beautiful if you're into coffee/chocolate stouts. Has the beautiful black of Guinness (almost pitch black), with a taste that compares to what your nose senses when you're waiting in line at the coffee shop. Very nice.... of course I like my beers nice and cold, but this one is better just chilled. The head comes through, thick, tan, and consistent. Excellent. Nice roasted coffee taste...with the proper malty balance that will leave you wanting more.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black like oil with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malt, and a little chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more coffee. Like a nice cup o' joe with some cocoa and booze.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thin tan head on a black body.
The aroma is coffee, chocolate, burnt toast and wood.
The taste full. A punch of bitter black coffee and burnt wood, slight mellowing with roasted malt and finishes with a short sweet note.
The texture is thick.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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