Lagunitas Imperial Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
2,101
Reviews:
696
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
455
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a nice pure dark brown close to black color with a softly dissipating one finger white to off white foamy head. There’s a nice gently sliding lacing. The smell has a nice luscious enticing chocolate to coffee to light black licorice The taste had a fairly decent enriching bitter coffee balancing with the chocolate that has both dark and milk elements to it. The licorice does come back and lets a nice decent earthy dark fruits to come in just a tad. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body trying to show a slight heavier feel but really leaning to the medium side. The carbonation seemed right on par for the style and for me as it was mainly nice and smooth and coated my tongue nicely. Overall, this was a really nice RIS well worthy of having again.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with rich tan head and very sticky lacing. Smells good, lots of sugary molasses, coffee, chocolate, oak. The taste is very good, minor bite/alcohol with solid coffee notes, dark chocolate, plum/raisin, molasses and some oak in there. This is a medium to light heavy beer, some bite to it but not bad for the style, overall a nice Stout.

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Photo of cbenson
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Black with a little bit of crimson. The head is think and densely laced with a dark tan color. The matte black look is sleek.
Smell: Sweet and rich with notes of cherry and chocoalte covered strawberries as well as vanilla. There is a presence of smokey malts.
Taste: Beautifully rich with caramel, espresso, and vanilla sweetness with a smokey oak malt character. Very textured.
Mouthfeel: Milkshake creaminess with noticeable carbonation. The body is rich and warm with a dry mouthcoating finish. Excellent!
Overall: A heavy, creamy, and well balanced stout!

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Photo of Deerin
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black, used motor oil color in the glass. Minimal, almost no head. It's a deep, deep black, totally opaque. Like looking into a void.

Dark roasted malt, coffee in the nose.
Ash, char.

Big up front bitterness, hops, roasty malt. Charcoal. Raisins. Having had Old Rasputin for the first time yesterday, in comparison, this one is a bit disappointing, one dimensional. The alcohol isn't noticeable.

Not thick or cloying, or chewy. A tad thin for the style, but not in a bad way necessarily, though I would have preferred more weight.

Not crazy about this one, but I will cellar my second for a few years and revisit.

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Photo of MHJeff06
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tbulling
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yogi_Sanandy
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickFry9
2.43/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanty76
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stebbi7833
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raoul_Dork
2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lahey
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This imperial stout jas a jet black appearance with a tan head as thick as you wish. I tried for an inch head and got 3 with an overflow, so be careful.
The smell is light coffee, standard smell for a stout.
The taste is decent. Coffee and maybe chocolate are the only flavors i get other than booze.
Feel isnt too thick or thin. Just right for what you expect from this beer.
Overall a solid imperial stout. For 5 bucks a bomber, its worth a try. I've been spoiled with kbs and big bad baptist lately, so it's hard to fairly rate this beer.

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Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark black with a semi brown head. Tastes of semi sweet chocolate and coffee. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. This is actually an incredible and very drinkable imperial stout.

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Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of G_Shoe
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmangTown
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gaddabble
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 2,101 ratings.
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