High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,952 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
Ratings:
1,952
Reviews:
346
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
6.39%
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
486
For Trade:
58
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Ratings: 1,952 |  Reviews: 346
Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of insearchofhops
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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Photo of Travitten
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
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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Photo of gruss004
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JamesStreet
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmukid87
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of baklo
3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cajzr8
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Rammed96
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Samdaddy
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of brewskis
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nguasta2
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of blackcompg
4.86/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - pours about a finger of dark khaki foam, body is opaque sepia brown to black, edges have barely translucent mahogany highlights, light webbed lacing after each quaff.

Smell - Wow! Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, slight molasses and coffee, and a whiff of warm brown sugar - smells epic!

Taste - begins bourbon (rye) forward, but not hot in the least, immediately joined by rich dark semi-sweet chocolate and sweetened espresso, vanilla and very light oak fill the nostrils, unsweetened black strap molasses and black licorice and some roast at the very back of the tongue. The flavors here are perfectly balanced, so complimentary, and so little alcohol presence - what's there helps to balance out the bold flavors, goose island and founders take notice!

Mouthfeel - on the heavier side of medium, just coats the palate, but not heavy or syrupy, carb is silky smooth and allows all of the flavors to really assert, such a silky and pleasant mouthfeel

Overall - I'll tell you what, I'll take this over a KBS any day, and at $12.99 a 6xer!!! I'll buy all stock available any time this comes out. I love BCBS and have the last 4 years in my cellar, but this is, bang for the buck, the very best barrel aged impy coffee stout on the planet, a must try. Easy 5's on smell and taste.

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

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

Photo of Keffa
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of biggoon16
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 1,952 ratings.
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