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:
2,100
Reviews:
695
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
455
For Trade:
5
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Photo of gutbuster
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- A solid jet black beer with a one inch off white head that dissipated quickly, leaving a decent amount of lacing.

S- Coffee and roasted malts on the nose with hints of caramel and biscuit somewhat but barely perceptible.

T- The nose carries over with roasted malts up front with a toasted bread taste mid palate, finishing with a malty sweetness and a noticeable burn of alcohol.

M- Dry, with a medium bordering on a heavy body with medium carbonation.

O- A decent Imperial Stout that is enjoyable and makes me love Lagunitas all the more for it!

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Photo of Scarflower
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Jartw19
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of morimech
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Did not try and break the date code on the bottle but I am assuming this beer is at least a year old as I pulled it off the clearance shelf. An imperial stout so a little age probably did it some good. Pours dark brown that is deep black in the glass. A massive head forms and then settles to a thick cap. Lacing does not seem to want to stick to the glass but some spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of roasted malt with hints of smoke, coffee, and tobacco. Some earthiness as well. Does not smell that deep or robust however.

Good big stout flavors from the malt but did not seem like the brewer got too creative. A touch of burnt bitterness to go along with a hint of smoke and tobacco. Also some subtle hint of chocolate and coffee to go along with a bit of earthiness.

Feels a bit thin for a big stout. Nice carbonation however.

A good affordable big stout that does not really do anything exciting by todays standards. Just wish for a fuller body as that was the big disappointment.

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Photo of countrybat
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of MidloRapid
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Benmitch5
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Mikexw
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of amalburg
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BigRedDog
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.86/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22oz bottle revealed a nice dark-brown, almost dark-black stout with small khaki-tan head. Smell is mostly of coffee with a hint of chocolate coming through as well as roasted malts, and a marshmallow sweetness. Taste pretty much matches the aromas with the roasted coffee being upfront and most noticeable on the palate. Slight sign of carbonation and pretty solid medium bodied brew with a smooth/slick mouthfeel. I found this Imperial Stout to be better than expected. Well done Lagunitas!

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Photo of loverofthecraft
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of AGust82
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Viking714
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Btip1969
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

The pour gave an illusion of thickness with a deeply black hue and a rich cream like head.

The nose was basic but very nice. Dry chocolate with marshmallow, light coffee, roast and caramel.

The front is a strong dry chocolate with a coffee finish. Throughout the taste I get roast, ember and toffee.

This is a 10 pct Beast with no booze or heat and it drinks rather easy.

This is a lighter Imperial Stout, that doesn't assert itself enough, but it's still delicious and $5 a bomber.

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Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 2,100 ratings.
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