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:
2,107
Reviews:
698
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
457
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 2,107 |  Reviews: 698
Photo of JCMattson
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L -- A very dark brown with a dark tan two finger head that dissipates quickly to a thin layer. No lacing
S -- Smokey malts, brown bread, plum pudding, very slight uric hint
T -- Same as smell, plus coffee and Baker's chocolate
O -- A solid, albeit not particularly creative, stout

80/100

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Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reich90
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had one that got nice and chocolatey but then had another that stayed boozey and didnt give me that good chocolate taste... would have rated 4.5 and 3.25 respectively

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LuckFreeZone
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is one that seems to do much better at the high end of the temperature spectrum . . . not far below room temperature. Below that it has, for me, a bit of an after taste. Normally I like to start with an RIS straight from the fridge and drink it slowly as it warms and experience the change in taste . . . or perceived change in taste . . . which generally slowly improves (for me). This beer starts without the bite of some others (a plus) and it's not a pleasant journey to 55 or 60 degrees as the change happens all at once but I do very much like the destination.

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Photo of Grupatre
4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a midnight black with a one finger off white head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and roasted malts.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Solid imperial stout. The flavors are nice and the alcohol is hardly noticeable.

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Photo of AnthonyJS
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CypherAnt
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep brown/black with a beautiful tan head. Not sweet enough for my exact tastes in an imperial stout, but for $5 a bomber and frequent availability it's a fine brew. Will keep a couple on hand to avoid dipping into my dark lord and Bourbon County stash.

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Photo of Djtrends
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewMaven
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flaskman
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bomber into a tulip glass. Color is where it should be. Dark brown head that looks great. Wonderful lacing. Mouthfeel spot on. Not too bitter. Not too sweet. I feel that they nailed it. Plus the price point was great. 2 bucks less than most. I love it. And I will point out that I love my stouts. Great job. Now we need a barrel aged version that cost under ten bucks.

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Photo of TrueOregonian
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very decent imperial stout.
Nothing really stands out to me.. I get a well balanced stout that is smooth though.

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Photo of EMH73
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown with a one inch head that left some lacing. Smells of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is semi sweet chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, coffee and finishes slightly bitter. Smooth and creamy mouth feel, lightly carbonated. Excellent stout at it's price point, very good stout overall.

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

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

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

Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Chocolate, dark chocolate, earth tones, and some roasty notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and thick. Finishes with cocoa and roast.

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 2,107 ratings.
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