Lagunitas Imperial Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout
Very Good
2,154 Ratings
Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,154 |  Reviews: 710
Photo of dknight75
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ivorycannon
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SplitsAtoms
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tree777
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mcrago
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of FrizWhiz
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of EB1
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of gshackles
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NickSMpls
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kroller86
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of leaddog
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown/black with two fingers of dense and creamy mocha head.

Smell - Roasted malts, coffee bean, dark fruits (cherry-like), touch of vanilla.

Taste - Roasted malts and coffee bean, dark fruit and an oak finish. Nice light bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Bit of creaminess in the body.

Overall - A well crafted and enjoyable imperial stout. Good roasted flavours and aromas. Would have liked to pick up on more of the flavours in the aroma, particularly the oak.

 557 characters

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of dannycohen62
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ExpendableCrewman
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Spaz7
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Thick black body, can hold a very respectable cafe-colored head if poured correctly. Carbonation is hard to determine due to the the opaqueness, but by the sound of it it is ample. Bottle art is in the standard large-font Lagunitas tradition, announcing the brew's style.

S: Super dark malt, hugely bitter, smoke and dark chocolate.

T: Not as bitter as it smells, still packs a punch with dark chocolate, roasted malt, and some strong hop bitterness, I even want to say there's a nuance of vanilla. Definitely dark though, and definitely enjoyable. Appreciably high ABV is hidden very well.

M: Very smooth, creamy, heavy but not overly so.

O: A really great beer, much more than I was expecting from a brewery that (from 90% of stores) looks like one focused on pale ales. Very dark and flavor-packed but not unpalatable-y bitter, even for those who aren't into IS's. A great value, too- 22oz for $6. Might become my new go-to winter IS.

 944 characters

Photo of Dreizhen
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dejones
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of cardsfan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of anarchia
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber. Pours black as you'd expect with a light brown head of foam that dissipates into what looks like an oil spill floating on top of the beer. Aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, hint of whiskey. Thick and almost creamy in the mouth, a tad astringent/acidic, mellow bitterness from the hops comes through in the end. More whiskey in the flavor than the aroma but it's surprisingly easy to drink given the ABV. Good stuff.

 448 characters

Photo of cnbrown313
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 2,154 ratings