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 GabeQ
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sbxx
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Near black but light certainly comes through. Solid tan head that quickly dissipates. Not much lacing to speak of.

S- Nice roasted malts and coffee. Some toffee and caramel. Slight roasted grain and pine hops. Not mind blowing, but i like where we are headed.

T- Follows nose well. Quite smooth. Not quite as complex as others of the style. Straight forward with intense roasted nuts. I enjoy coffee and espresso profile of this, but I am still left wanting more. Flavors are a bit subdued for a brewery that usually pushes the envelope.

M- A bit thin for the style. Mid body, fair drinkability. The saving grace is the hidden alcohol.

O- Wont be purchasing again. The price point is sexy, but the overall character of this beer is nothing more than average.

$3.49 for a bomber bottle

 792 characters

Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

A - Pitch Black with a moderate head and noticeable lacing. Malty, roasted nuts,velvety smooth mouthfeel. Semi sweet and semi dry chocolate give this beer a nice back bone.

Overall, this is a real solid imperial stout that is definitely worth a shot.

 251 characters

Photo of ScottyBonzai
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ankur
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Johnny_Duck
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of cletusdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of sloelco
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DerrickW
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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

Pours opaque black with a 1/2 inch head that settles to a film on top and leaves faint spotty lace.

Smell is dark chocolate up front with coffee, toffee, faint dark fruit and a hint of vanilla on the finish.

Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate and faint coffee with slight molasses sweetness on the back end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is exactly what I expect from an Imperial Stout. Nice look, nice smell, solid flavor yet, no aspect jumps out enough to be considered world class. Very good.

 529 characters

Photo of deadliest
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of USAF77
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'll echo what most say here. Once again lagunitas does something just a little different. Like with their lagers I'd have no problem picking this stout out of a taste test.

A decent pour, a tad quicker then other stouts. Not much head but decent lacing. A lovely dark coffee color with low key carbonation rising. Very dark but a pretty stout.

Which lead me to expect a more aggressive taste. I get a smooth, grainy coffee but before i could say "weak" I feel the alcohol all the way to the pit of my stomach and the taste sticking to the top of my mouth as a strong stout should. This is a smooth refreshing stout, but its a stout.

I get a little cherry, coffee, malt in the smell too. Not a stout you buy for the smell but surely not one you'd turn your nose from. A nice brew crafted well. And just a little different.

I could see this brew going well with food. Most of all beef.

 888 characters

Photo of JaBes
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BEERschlitz
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PEIhop
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of DeschutesFan
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ititani
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Skater_Rich
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DillanWeems
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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