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:
2,108
Reviews:
698
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
457
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Mike099
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of poopsmythe
4.72/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.7/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Nehal
4.67/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks: no plaque and pours a good 1 inch head. It is beaded at the top
Smells of roasted peppers and smoky
Taste good malty coffee and chocolate taste and toasty. What a great beer!! This would go very well with Gouda cheese or steak or root vegetables . Good beer in fall or winter.
And it has some sweetness not bitterness. More like strong coffee with some sugar and hint chocolate

Very good imperial stout!!

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Photo of ManBearPat
4.66/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best IS I've ever scored for $4. Would buy again... every time I see it!

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Photo of Beerdanza
4.66/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 24 ounce bottle.

Pours opaque brown, with a milk chocolate colored head. Perfect for a stout.

Smells sweet and chocolately, with just a touch of biterness.

Tastes is dominated by sweet, smooth milk chocolate. It's a little one-dimensional in its chocolateness, but I really like it. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous, as a stout should be.

Overall, this is the most chocolate beer I've ever had, and I like it a lot. It doesn't go with dessert, it is dessert. I'm glad I stumbled upon this in a convenience store I don't frequent. It was a wonderful diversion.

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Photo of Grupatre
4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pulled aged bottle from cellar.
Definitely smooths out with age.

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Photo of ANYTHINGGOSE
4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CrazyMike
4.62/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black appearance with a thin amount of brown head that slowly settles down and leaves good lacing. Smell is very malty with a strong hint of hops, picked up some brown sugar and caramel as well.

Taste is very powerful and rich, picked up caramel, chocolate, coffee, cherries, roasted hops and malt; small hint of alcohol, but nothing significant. This is a very dark, but balanced beer so far, I find myself savoring it. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is lingering booze, caramel taste.

This beer is strong, but flavorful and good to drink. It’s fairly cheap for one bottle and one will probably do you for the night. If you come across it, don’t pass it up.

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Photo of Boblemo
4.61/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is the best Imperial stout that I have had!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas Imperial Stout has a thin, beige head, thin lacing left on the glass, and a dark brown (essentially black) appearance. Aroma is of dark-roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee, but the smells are rather faint. Taste is somewhat bolder, with added sourness, char, bitterness, and acidity. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Lagunitas Imperial Stout finishes powdery and strong. Overall, this does not have the boldness or intensity of Narwhal or Old Rasputin, but it is still outstanding.

RJT

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is highly underrated IMO. Incredible balance of bitter chocolate and coffee combine with a great medium bodied mouthfeel to make this highly drinkable.

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Photo of Rpm0003
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrenaline
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha coloured head, decent retention but no real lacing.

S - Sweet milk chocolate off the top followed by fresh ground espresso beans.

T - The chocolate malts are the prominent flavour followed by a nice mellow espresso coffee finish. So dark, and so malty, I absolutely love it! Alcohol goes almost unnoticed, which was very nice, and there's a bit of a cherry flavour which lingers on the palette. Talk about a tasty dessert!

M - Nicely balanced carbonation, lighter than most other stouts I've had the pleasure of trying, and the finish leaves your palette wet in anticipation of more.

D - This stuff is pretty much amazing. I absolutely loved it, and was quite impressed by this offering. Lagunitas has yet to disappoint me, and this one ranks up there with the rest of them! Highly recommended to any stout fan, and a wonderful digestif to any meal!

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Photo of Notation
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great go-to stout, the price is always right.

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Photo of katybee
4.58/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very dark, but with some semi-translucence against the light, pours rich and creamy with a 1" lt brown head...
Rich and creamy, med-full-bodied, with a surprising amount of malty sweetness compared to the espresso-type stouts... This was more like the Black Boss Baltic Porter I just sampled... strong, dark and with molassess undertones. Some bitters but not the super-hoppiness of the IPAs.

Disappointed with recent tastes of oatmeal and espresso stouts, I was really surprised that this was full-bodied and flavored a little on the sweet side. I definitely enjoyed sipping it....

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Photo of EvoRich
4.57/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours black with a big fluffy head. Head retains for a shot period of time. Great looking beer.

Smell: Malty with hints of vanilla. Very faint coffee. The smell overall is very weak. The smell is good, just very hard to pick up.

Taste: Malty, hints of chocolate, with a slight, and I mean SLIGHT alcohol burn. A woody, barely, coffee like finish.

Feel: full bodied and creamy texture. The way a stout is supposed to be.

Overall: Pretty enjoyable. Not the best RIS I've had, but pretty damn good. Would certainly buy again.

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Photo of HowieB761
4.57/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my go too beers...always consistently great

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Photo of Piotr63
4.57/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful brew.Full body.Black with brown head typical for stout.Hops are very present.
Aromas of carmel,coffee,vanila and chocolate.They only sell them in 22 oz bottles.After
I tasted it went back and got 2 cases.Superb.As far as brewery I recommend trying more of
Lagunitas.They make several different beers.Cheers.

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Photo of wguy14
4.56/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pint glass revealing a 1 finger head that disappeared quickly. This beer is nearly opaque black. Smell is of dark chocolate and espresso. Molasses also breaks through but mostly coffee. This brew is a flavor explosion. Rich with coffee chocolate and fruit such as raisins or figs. I think the feel could be a little fuller. It left something to be desired based on the rich taste. Overall this brew was outstanding. Everything you want in an imperial stout minus a good chew with the mouth feel.

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Photo of waltari
4.56/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of koiocer
4.56/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of CJNAPS
4.56/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my go to stouts love the chocolate in this one

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Photo of csrbv
4.54/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

wow, love this stout! Only $4.99 at Wegmans in PA. An incredible beer at an incredible deal!

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Lagunitas Imperial Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 2,108 ratings.
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