Lagunitas Imperial Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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

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3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bought as a single bomber

pours dark, deep brown, 1-2 cm tan head, decent lacing, has a really nice semi-syrupy look as it pours

S: get hints of caramel and smokiness, dark chocolate, in and amongst, you get a hint of that sharp alcohol odor coming through, but between that, there's also a hint of nuttiness, almost kind of a hazelnut type odor

T: reflected by the smell, the only problem I have is that the booziness cuts through it a bit at times, this is minor, overall, it's a very good beer

M: light carbonation, creamy feel, overall very smooth, the slight booziness improves as it warms

O: solid beer, I've had better stouts, but this is excellent overall, perfect for after dinner with dessert

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Pours dark brown, almost black. Tan head retains pretty well. Spotty lacing.

S: Carob and cocoa. Nutty and crusty. Molasses. Caramel and toffee. Fruity scents of apple and berry.

T: Heavily toasted crust, milk chocolate and cocoa. Nutty. Hints of molasses and fudge. Burnt sugar. Berry fruitiness, maybe some dates and figs. Spike of alcohol. Tropical hop tastes are a bit hidden. Crust, cocoa, and alcohol on the finish.

M: Thick body. Chewy, somewhat sludgy. Weighty. Moderate carbonation.

O: Not the big, bold, roasty interpretation that most brewers today have latched on to. Alcohol is a little too hot and forward, but this may diminish with time. It does seem to drink like a beer that is too young. It would be interesting to see what time would do. The abv is there, but the beer just doesn't seem to have the type of malt body that would smooth and mellow out like some do. It's priced very well, but even still I don't see it making much noise in this market when there are other quality options readily available, particularly in the 4-pack 12oz format.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Labeorphile
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Pitch black with ruby highlights when a flashlight shone through. Giant thick tan head with moderate lacing.

Nose was mostly chocolate, improving as it warmed. Some raisin.

Flavor was dark chocolate early, and then again late. Very pleasant flavor, with not much alcohol warming noticed, given the high ABV. Also improves greatly as it warms.

Thick creamy mouth feel makes this a very delicious and enjoyable beer. Just watch out for the punch...

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 2,108 ratings.
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