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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Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.18.14.

A: 3 finger tan head with a slow pour. Midnight black with some red at the bottom.

S: Lots of fig. Raisin and cocoa too. Sweet smelling.

T: Fig, raisin, milk chocolate dominate. Cocoa and a slight roastiness are subtle.

M: Creamy smooth.

O: This was perfectly balanced. It had a slight alcohol warmth on the back end. The roastiness was not overdone. This really was a fantastic stout and for $3.82 on sale ($4.49 regular), it was an absolute steal. It is amazing how Lagunitas keeps prices so low for their fantastic beers.

Rating: A+

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a half-liter glass. the rest was poured into a snifter for tasting purposes.

Look - Black as the ace of spades. Light cannot escape this darkness. Perched on top of this beery abyss is a finger of mocha colored head and loose globs of lacing. Exactly what a stout should look like.

Smell - heady roasted malts, maple, and mocha all collaborate to dominate this extremely active aroma profile. Holy hell this smells good.

Taste - Lower on the bitterness than I expected, boasting a rich, slightly sweet malty and grainy taste to compliment the bitter chocolate and coffee here. Actually most of the bitterness is just in the aftertaste. Lagunitas got this nailed down.

Feel - Smooth as velvet with a carbonation that foams up just right on the palate, giving it a full yet not too weighty mouthfeel. Finishes just a tad dry.

Overall - You can barely tell this is 9.9% ABV. It drinks so easily and tastes so darned good, you'll put this one away and fall off your chair before you can say "He's had enough!" This could go down as one of my favorite Impy stouts, and since it's so easy to find, that's just icing on this dark, decadent beer cake.

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 2,092 ratings.
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