High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

High West-ified Imperial Coffee StoutHigh West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout
BA SCORE
98.2%
Liked This Beer
4.38 w/ 1,961 ratings
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
Ranking:
#292
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,961
Liked:
1,925
Avg:
4.38/5
pDev:
6.39%
Alströms:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
485
Trade:
57
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,961 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of JeffNev
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Big chocolate beautiful bourbon finish drinks super smooth for a10.9% alc.good stuff

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

Photo of rrock44
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a growler. Chocolate, coffee, and sweet boozy flavor. Not sure if I could tell you the difference between this and GI bourbon county. Price point definelty better. Winner in my book. Cross fingers they brew it again.

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Photo of pda22
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lagunitas knocks it out of the park again. This beer looks fantastic and tastes even better. Strong coffee flavor and delicious bourbon notes. I can't get enough.

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

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

Photo of Paz8812
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Best coffee stout, hands down.

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Photo of Bigdoc91
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of MeatBoy7
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is honestly Lagunitas' best beer that they have put out, and I don't say that lightly. I made an account just to post this. JUST GET IT

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

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

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

Splendidly nutty example of a coffee Imperial Stout, thanks to the Metropolis Spice Island blend added to the brew. There is a wonderful dry character to this stout which is mitigated by a very fruity and spicy rye character, and a vanilla underpinning contributed by the bourbon barrels. A subtle marshmallow ester is also present, as well as a graham cracker element which further enhances this chocolate-y stout's deliciousness. This is, by a stretch, the best offering from Lagunitas, ever.

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

Photo of RacerX5k
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Edit 2/517 Super Bowl Saturday ... this is not nearly as good as last years perfect 5. Not even close, missing the coffee and the rye is not nearly as strong. At least Lagunitas did the right thing and cut the price in half.
2016 scores A:4 S:4.5 T:4.25 M:4 Overall 4

By far the best beer of 2015. Really reminds me of (but not quite as complex) my favorite beer Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter. Perfect appearance. Aroma opens with big blast of delicious coffee quickly followed by rye, chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows, chocolate rye bomb with coffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut and toasted marshmallow. Mouthfeel is perfect, off the charts smooth. The barrel compliments, does not overpower. This is a perfectly balanced beer. Finally a Lagunitas makes my best of (top 5) list. Wow.

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Photo of CraftFan5
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not sure what to expect here. More barrel and less coffee or vice versa. I hope it's the former. Let's find out. 22 oz. bomber into a teku glass.

A - Dark into the glass as expected, with a nice finger of khaki head. Black even in the light. So far so good.

N - Hmmm, seems pretty balanced so far. Definitely get both coffee and rye barrels in a fairly even ratio. Lots of chocolate-y roasty malt as well. Color me impressed so far.

T - Oh wow, this is really excellent. Extremely similar to KBS just a way better price ;). I get coffee, but not too much. I get barrel, but not too much. I get roasted malt, and just enough. A really well-made beer.

M - Full and frothy, exactly the way I want my stouts to be. It's like spraying whipped cream into my mouth, except the whipped cream is chocolate and coffee flavored.

O - Wow, I'm blown away. Granted, if I didn't only use whole number ratings this would definitely NOT get a 5, but everything is closer to a 5 than a 4. I should really pick up a few more of these as they're just sitting there on the shelves of my local store for $9.99 a pop.

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

Amazing beer. One of the all time best beers I have ever had.

Tastes of carmel and coffee.

The more I drank, the more flavor appeared.

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

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

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High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.2% out of 100 with 1,961 ratings
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