High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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High West-ified Imperial Coffee StoutHigh West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly ScareCity #3: High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout

Up until this brew, none of Lagunitas’ barrel-aged adventures ever made it to shelves. They’ve been super-limited draft-only releases. This time we’ve made enough to actually bottle some … The 100% barrel-aged 2015 High West-ified Coffee Stout. Ale brewed with Coffee from our friends at Petaluma Coffee & Tea, then aged in Rye Whiskey barrels from our friends at High West Distillery in Park City, Utah … barrels that held High West’s Double Rye and American Prairie Bourbon, to be exact. Cheers!

Added by jhartley on 12-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,945
Reviews:
342
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
6.39%
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
486
For Trade:
58
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: A dark brown, slight mocha head, dissipates quickly.

S: Dark fruits, forest floor, a damp smell. Coffee notes is not fresh ground coffee but more roasted and brewed. Robust boozy smell from the rye barrels with a slight sweetness.

T: Complex flavors with many sections. Coffee up front fresh brewed, then moves onto a boozy sweetness from the barrels, then a roasted malt flavor with dark fruits, finishes with that coffee flavor again.

F: Slightly over carbonated for my liking but still a solid body.

O: A good beer but in my opinion is slightly over hyped. Don't get me wrong its a fine tasting stout that is well-crafted but leaves something to be desired. An above average stout but wouldn't call this great or outstanding.

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4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a black color with a tired white foamy head that dies off to leave some tired concave lace. The aroma had some fresh/green coffee bean, bold and up front. Thick dark luscious chocolatey malts. Big woody dryness. Some milk chocolate and a touch of vanilla. The flavor mostly blends between the sweet and the roast with that "fresh/green" bitter hoppiness really pummeling thoroughly. Sly rugged roastiness hits the "fresh/green" bitter hoppy portion in the aftertaste, and it gets kind of sticky in the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation seems a bit lower than expected. Subtle stickiness. Overall, well, I didn’t get the "whiskey" in this. The coffee bean seem extremely fresh as if it wasn’t fully roasted before being used in the beer. Did I just drink at the wrong time? Still, I’m not sure if even aging this beer would do it any good. I feel like I got a bad bottle judging by other reviews.

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Photo of jphipps83
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a smooth foamy espresso tan head that coats the glass. Punch you in the face aromas of bourbon, oak, and vanilla are followed closely by roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and burnt toast. Flavor of dark chocolate covered espresso beans, sweet bourbon, vanilla beans and oak come together in wonderful harmony. A smooth and slightly creamy and slick feel showcases sweetness balanced with the roasted ingredients. A good amount of alcohol heat develops in this overall wonderful beer. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

**
06/02/2017
On tap at uno, california no ipa day.

LOOK: dark black, small but lasting beige head.
AROMA: smooth rye whisky, touch of malt, fainter coffee.
TASTE: here the cocoa and coffee come in and mix equal with the rye. Very Tasty. One of the best BBA stouts I've had.
FEEL: smooth, low carb but full bodied. Not uber thick, but nice.

Wow...thank you Lagunitas. Well done.
**

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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 1,945 ratings.
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