Lagunitas Imperial Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout
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3.82/5
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2,179 Ratings
Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
2010 8.2% abv

Added by kbub6f on 08-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,711
Reviews:
718
Ratings:
2,179
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of yaksurf
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rpidelt
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pitch black with a creamy tan head. Very good retention. Lots of sticky lacing left behind.

S: Dark chocolate, cocoa, soy sauce, caramel, pumpernickel bread, vanilla, raisin, black cherry, coffee, licorice/star anise, earth.

T: Dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, milk chocolate, and a huge amount of soy sauce and beef broth upfront. Pumpernickel bread, black cherry, raisin, caramel, toffee, and vanilla follow. Finishes with some black coffee, earth, black licorice and star anise spice, and then a lingering black coffee bitterness.

F: Medium-plus, almost full-bodied. Rounded and creamy. Moderately carbonated.

O: An outstanding imperial stout. I don't know why it gets the low ratings. It's fully up to the par, borderline world-class.

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Photo of jaytee4290
4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this beer. Its flavor, mouthfeel and other characteristics were not so novel that made it a noteworthy experience, rather I think it's a tight wonderful example of the brew style. Every aspect of this beer seemed to be "correct".
Definitely worth your time to experience.

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Photo of Salinesnake
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matodowd
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samlover55
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into Libbey Tulip
No noticeable date code but bought it about a year ago
L- pours a dark black with tan head
S- vanilla, chocolate, coffee
T- dark chocolate, vanilla, roasty smokiness, bitterness as well
F- full-bodied
Overall a solid Impy Stout with surprising notes of vanilla, usually noticeable in Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts

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Photo of Allyournamesarebelongtous
4.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Maybe I'm a plebeian or too proletariat to understand these complex beer reviews noting flavors of Indonesian cinnamon and floral bouquets of white lilies. Maybe my palate is just not not refined enough to be able to tastes all these incredible things people are tasting. I'm am surprised this imperial stout is not rated higher though. I have tried many, and this is my favorite. It also happens to be the cheapest in my neck of the woods. 22 Oz. bottles for $3.99. It's rich and chewy like any imperial stout. I find it to be very easy drinking too. I'll try my hand at flavors noted. Coffee and dark chocolate come to mind. The very rich flavors tend to hide the high alcohol content, as with most imperial stouts.

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Photo of deac83
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Coffee, roasty, Smokey

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Photo of REVZEB
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, roasty, and the hint of hops that the west coast stout provides. The malt and coffee meld well with the hops and coffee aromas. Taste is pretty bitter, but not atypical for the range of the style. A very solid to good stout and price wise a great value

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Photo of Roberto11232
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucular
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sylvesterjones
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours opaque, black in color with minimal head. Taste is char and milk chocolate. Heavy bodied, low carbonation and roasty. Makes for a solid stout. Will get this again.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kyle1234
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of detgfrsh
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Jet black with a lacing of bubbles. Not much smell, a faint hint of smoky malt. Full-bodied. Taste is very smooth, with a mix of chocolate, coffee, smoke, and a touch of bitterness at the end. A solid example of the style and good value for the price point, but it could be better.

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Photo of alfascencio
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ananddullabh
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of c014572
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tp1962
4.83/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great smoky taste. I have this on hand year round . Purchased in 22oz. Great tasting imperial stout. My favorite so far from Lagunitas that I have tasted!

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 2,179 ratings