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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Black gold, California tea. Poured this into a 20 oz nonic. The body is a midnight, impenetrable, take no prisoners black with a creamy brown head.
Coco coffee nose gives way to roasted barley with maybe, just maybe a hint of licorice.
Everything the nose picks up is right there on the palate. There is a slight booziness to it and that's fine with me.
The mouthfeel is soft and smooth--medium bodied.
Overall a great Imperial Stout.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just noticed this for the first time at the local store and figured that I'd give it a try.

A: Dark, dark mahogany with no light passing through. A one finger tall, light brown, fine head with moderately short retention, living only a slight ring around the top on the drink down.

S: Not much, but enticing nonetheless. Dark, malty aromas with a delectable sweetness just hidden behind it. A little chocolate and coffee as well.

T: Oh, my dear lord in (afterlife of your choice)! If more stouts tasted like this I'd never drink anything else. Deep and rich roasted malt with a bitterness that owes less to hops than the roasting. Very well balanced with sweet, dark caramel flavors. Not cloying, not "in your face" hoppy.

M: Viscous and full bodied with a definite tingle on the tongue from the carbonation. "Clean and crisp" be damned, this is what I want my mouth to feel like as I enjoy a post-prandial malt libation.

O: I LOVE this stout, almost as much as the 2011 Abyss I had a week or so ago. Plus at $5 per 22 oz. bottle I can actually afford it. I wonder if it cellars well?

Well balanced, luscious and substantial. After finishing the first bottle, I went out and bought two more.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth, thick and without an alcohol taste

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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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