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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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
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#14,635
Reviews:
712
Ratings:
2,162
pDev:
12.04%
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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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Photo of KarlHvK
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler into pint glass. Pours an inky black with a thin tan head that dissipates rapidly. Initial impression is rich, smooth chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. The flavors are pretty standard for an RIS; the smoothness (particuarly considering the ABV and the freshness) are not. Finish follows taste. Good but not great.

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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice and smokey!

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

22oz bottled 10/30/17 (Chicago) poured into a teku glass at fridge temp 9.9% ABV 72 IBU. The beer pours very dark brown with chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a fine film, thin ring and some lacing. The aroma is mostly roast with some chocolate. Taste is more roast, chocolate and coffee up front with a big roasty bitterness to close things out. Mouthfeel is full to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and undry in the finish. It's not cloying or sweet, it just leaves a wet roasty feel on the tongue. Overall, very good. Not the best example of a straight up RIS, but a good value at $5/bomber.

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Photo of Scooter131313
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patinthebronx
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dctarga
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gvickery
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a huge fan of this style and only drink one occasionally. This one smells of really strong coffee and dark chocolate. It has decent carbonation with a dark tan head. (not quite brown, but almost) The first taste that hit me was a strong licorice coffee flavor followed by a slightly sour semi-sweet chocolate flavor. It's pretty complex, you can pick out something different in almost every sip. The high abv is evident but not in a bad way. It finishes with a mellow lingering bitterness of a neutral hop profile. Like I said, I don't drink a lot of dark beers but this was enjoyable. Thumbs up.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 2,162 ratings