Lagunitas Imperial Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Imperial StoutLagunitas Imperial Stout
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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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Ratings: 2,120 |  Reviews: 701
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Stevedore
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, I think from fall of 2013. Thanks Shaun. Poured into a Toppling Goliath snifter today, 3/20/2014.

App- Dark black body, almost opaque, minimal half-finger head despite a vigorous pour, splotches of lacing that fall into the beer eventually over time. Nothing special.

Smell- A bit of chocolate and coffee, some roasted malts and that's about it. It's OK, nothing too strong or interesting.

Flavour- Same deal as the smell. Dark chocolate, drip black coffee and a bit of fudge and earth. Not mindblowing by any means, but there's nothing bad or offensive about this.

Mouthfeel- A bit thinner than I'd like my imperial stouts to be, almost watery. Medium bodied, decent carbonation, not much heat at all.

Overall- A pretty underwhelming beer especially given that its an imperial stout. It doesn't bring anything impressive to the table on its own merits. You'd do better to pick up Old Rasputin or Storm King which are better RIS's for a similar price point.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of BrewThru_29
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks black in a snifter with a 2 finger tan head.

Smells of dark chocolate, roasted malt, maybe a little dark fruit. Smells boozy.

Taste is fairly bitter. I get dark chocolate, black licorice and a little coffee flavor. Little sweetness.

Mouthfeel is about average for a stout. Fairly carbonated for the style and leaves a bite on the tongue.

Overall, not bad. I've had better and worse. Prob won't get it again.

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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%

Photo of hardy008
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours black with brown edges and a 1/2 finger tan head, which has good retention and leaves decent lacing. The aroma is not very strong, and has roasted malt and some smokiness.

The taste is also not very strong, but is stronger than the aroma with dark roasted malt, smoke, black licorice, and a little dark chocolate. Tastes fairly bitter, with just a little sweetness to it on the back end. Not bad by any means, but not real good either.

On the light side of medium bodied, for the style. Has modest carbonation, and there is a dark roasted malt aftertaste which is somewhat bitter. The alcohol is well hidden for a 9.9 % abv beer. This is a fairly average beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of osant37
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter.
pours a drak brown out of the bottle turning a drak brownish/black in the glass. thin beige cappuchino colored head that doesnt last to long with some bubble floating up top. wierd smell. i get almost a hint of vinegar. makes me question how the beer store kept this bottle. i also get some dark fruit rasins & prunes. sharp coffee bitterness on the front of the tounge followed by a watered down cocoa note and boozyness. and a soy sauce type flavor??? strange. finishing with a roasty note and more soy sauce. the mouthfeel is thin for me given the style. overall this not the best imperial stout ive had.. for the price ($4.99 in NY) its not bad. but the only thing imperial about this stout is the boozyness thats very present after each sip. the soy sauce flavor just kills it for me. i usually like lagunitas offerings. but i wont be buying this again. old rasputin to me is the benchmark by which i judge imperial stouts. this just doesnt cut it!

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Jet black, maybe a very slight brown to the edges, with a descent foamy head. Bigger bubbles.

S: Cocoa nibs, some booze, some funk.

T: This is actually pretty awesome for the buck put in. Very chocolaty- velvet, sweet chocolate. I get caramel, peanut butter, char, toast, cocoa powder, malt, and a tad bit of hops. This is very nice!

M: Not super thick, but a nice midway between medium and heavy. Velvety, buttery feel with a good syrup-like consistency.

O: This is awesome. I was afraid I'd bought a dud due to the reviews, but no. AND it's so cheap! I will definitely be picking another one up soon.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68.2% out of 100 with 2,120 ratings
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