Lagunitas Imperial Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout
2,124 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

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber at 40 degrees into tulip
Aroma weak, some roasted malt
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing fair – partial rings of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor very sweet, heavy roasted malt presence with some dark fruit flavors; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 4, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +14.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Great punch in the mouth of flavor. Has strong chocolate hints. Love the thickness of this Stout. Perfect winter drink with its filling capabilities. Great beer for the price as well. Definitely drinking this on a regular basis.

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4.26/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.28/5  rDev -14.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well it's a beautiful looking beer. The head resembles a light-colored, frothy chocolate shake. The body is pitch-black and the contrast of these two colors is quite exceptional. I've poured the beer into an oversize wine glass and it's a sight to see.

A creamy, chocolate aroma emerges on the nose, again reminding me of a chocolate shake but with a bit of hop bite. There's some caramel and toffee adding more dessert suggestions. It's very pleasant. Something in there suggests oak.

Dark chocolate, caramel, oak and hops all swirl around on my palate. Faint notes of coffee roast and bitterness sneak in as well. I like this flavor. Good stuff.

There may be a bit more bitterness than one would expect from an imperial stout, which isn't a surprise coming from Lagunitas. Otherwise this beer is rich, full-bodied and of medium-carbonation.

I'm always a fan of Lagunitas and especially their prices and this is no exception. For $4, you won't find much else of similar quality and serving size.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 2,124 ratings
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