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:
2,090
Reviews:
692
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
451
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 2,090 |  Reviews: 692
Photo of lanciloti
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Safa1
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Tastes like an imperial stout. Looks like an imperial stout. Feels like something is off. Take caution in buying this beer for the price. You get what you pay for.

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Photo of skrewyou82
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glass_house
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WuBByG999
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigTravor
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Squires
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pulled aged bottle from cellar.
Definitely smooths out with age.

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Photo of scuttlebutt21
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of egoo33
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moundbz
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

kind of an alcohol crisp rush, starts smooth then some chocolate taste and a bitter end

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tlema1
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KillerJigger
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Decent lasting head which laced my pint glass. Sweet finish with nice roasty tones. I could easily drink two in a night.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Hair of the Dog glass. Smooth, with the usual chocolate and coffee notes. Nice lacing. As mentioned, this is a great beer for the price.

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Photo of Notation
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great go-to stout, the price is always right.

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Photo of Cycle69
4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boesesfleisch
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

By no means a bad beer. However, it seems to me to fall between a regular stout and an imperial stout (regarding flavor, not alcohol), and does not come anywhere close to having the complexities seen in others (Stone RIS, Rasputin, etc.). Considering the price though it is a pretty good bargain. I would recommend this as a good beer to try for beginners before getting into some of the other RISs mentioned above.

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 2,090 ratings.
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