Cappuccino Stout
Lagunitas Brewing Company

Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout
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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #2,268
Ranked #9,835
3.97 | pDev: 11.34%
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Very Good
Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout
Notes: For That Extra Krunk

Coffee is my shepherd; I shall not doze. It maketh me to wake in green pastures. It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses. It restoreth my brain, It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for it's name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of sleep, I will fear no artificial sweetener for thou art with me; Thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me. Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of my zzz's, Thou anointest my day with sunlight; My cup runneth over. Surely richness and flavor shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of Cappuccino forever... Let us sip... or whatever...
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Reviews by MTBruce:
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3.24/5  rDev -18.4%

Sep 09, 2014
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neurobot01 from California

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber with a mid-February date into a Duvel tulip at cellar temp.

Look: fairly light brown for a stout, with a thick head that diminishes to a few wisps after a minute.

Smell: insane amounts of chocolate and coffee. Hint of roast, vanilla, tobacco, maybe slight dark fruit.

Taste: chocolate, coffee, mild piney hops, roast, bacon, slight harsh alcohol/bitterness.

Feel: medium body, extremely dry. Like drinking cotton balls.

Overall: this isn't the best coffee stout I've ever had, but with almost a year on it (I assume this is a 2015), there's still a ton of coffee, and it melds really well with the base beer. And at under $4 for the bomber, quite possibly the best value in the style. I'll put it this way: it's about 85% as good as Parabajava, for about 16% of the cost.

Dec 18, 2015
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iTunesUpdates from Florida

4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For $5 I could drink this all day long!!!

Edit: This is 9.2%?! Wow, this does a great job at the level...and price. cheers

Jan 30, 2015
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AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

One of the beers I make it a point to pick up every year. Looks like I've rated this anywhere between 3.5-4.75, but averaging 4.25. A great value at around five bucks a bomber.

Dec 11, 2018
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craftbeersweden from Sweden

4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this in my beercellar since april 2013 - Now 2 years later it's time to open it!

Great nose: Coffee, chocolate, dark bread, mocha.
Taste of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, pumpernickel, dark fruit and some vanilla. Very smooth!
Medium to full body and light carbonation.

This was very good two years ago and it still is! The years in the cellar has done the beer just good.

Apr 12, 2015
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Dragyourbone1 from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From fridge at coop for <$5, walked a couple of blocks and poured into pint glass.
My bottle displays 8.9% ABV, IBU 29.5, OG1076.
A: Dark mahagony with inch thick tan cratered head. Tasty. Carb spires seen throughout.
S: oats, malt, subtle dark chocolate
T: Can't tell @ first (probably too cool yet). Some moderate effervescence on the finish and a little acidic bitterness that I wasn't expecting - the alcohol peeped through a little.
M: Medium fullness with a slight tongue fizz
- Let sit for a few and the profile mellowed a bit; the bitterness was not as sharp and a little fullness was lost as well.

Poured a new full glass and let it sit while making dinner.
S: Coffee notes were more pronounced though still subtle, dark chocolate and roasted oats.
T and M: That's nice. Smooth and easy with a light dark chocolate/coffee bittersweet-ness that trails to the finish and subsequent swallows. Medium fullness. The alcohol was not felt in the taste.
O: Damn I should have not been too eager. I'm not sure about the cappuccino part - it's not that sweet - but there is some coffee and bittersweet presence. Let this one sit to enjoy...but not too long.

Feb 14, 2015
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ChinaskiWMA from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is the best flavored stout I've had in ages. It tastes like a stout with the flavor of the grain not overwhelmed with sweetness and coffee flavor. It is true to the form but very nicely flavored. The cappuccino moniker is appropriate because there is a certain creamy flavor not sure if it's brewed with milk but tastes like it. This is a well balanced beer. My only criticism is I wish it had a heftier mouth feel. If you enjoy a flavored stout but don't go in for all the sweet crap most breweries are producing, this is for you!

Dec 16, 2015
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RoyalT from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This limited release stout poured a dark brown in color with some nice ruby highlights and a modest head that showed good retention.

Smell – Oh, does this smell good. The roasted malts are very dark and form a solid base for this stout. The cappuccino aroma is solid espresso and creamy milk. Somebody’s already added some raw sugar to this one as well. Overall the bouquet is very big and open.

Taste – Wow, this tastes actually bigger than it smells. The cappuccino flavors are enormous here. Add to that the big, roasty malt base and you have one helluva stout. I can pick up some complex fruity notes as well.

Mouthfeel – This one is almost full in the body. It is thick, thick, thick, and give a really hard core bitter coffee flavor on the back of the tongue.

Drinkability – If you live in Seattle and go to Starbucks three times a day like a lot of us do, this is the stout for you.

Dec 15, 2004
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GreatStoutman from Texas

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Re-release of 2014 vintage.

Pours dark copper/brown with small light tan head. Looks thin.

Rich aroma is full of coffee and chocolate, kind of sweet with maybe some dark fruits. Light carbonation and much more body than expected. This stout is creamy and really nice. Flavors are similar to the smell, but layered really nicely.

Mild bitterness and a touch of heat from the booze, but nothing sever. Overall I love this stout; I loved it last year and I think that its even better now.

Jan 17, 2016
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zshaft from Connecticut

3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

pours black but not black out black. head is fizzy and dissipates quickly. nose is light chocholate, licorace, and alcohol. some coffee. strong alcohol though. body is a little thin for the style but overall feels nice. taste up front is fizzy and bitter chocholate followed by bitter cappuccino and malt. more coffee flavors follow rounding out with bitter espresso like flavors. overall the price is hard to beat and while this is a good coffee stout the bitter espresso like coffee flavors overpower anything else. rather one dimentional but if your looking for bitter coffee then this is the beer for you. I like bitter coffee so I like this but a little more balance would have made this much better. but it does st cappuccino stout so the name is complimentary to the taste. cheers!

Oct 07, 2016
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Chiefy770 from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint 6 Fluid Oz Bottle
Bottled on January 28th, 2014
Reviewed on March 13th, 2015
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass
(ABV 8.9% - 2014-2015 batch)

Poured a rich dark brown body. A thick and creamy light tan head formed, about half of an inch in height. Sparse amount of bubbly lacing throughout.

Sweet and creamy malts. Modest notes of espresso, toasted grains, and chocolate. I personally found the overall aroma to be somewhat compact. Everything was there, just didn't seem like the volume was turned up all of the way.

Creamy notes of coffee, cream, and toasted grains hit the tongue immediately. Sweeter milky notes set the overall tone for the flavor. Bitter notes developed towards the finish... dark chocolate, dark roast espresso, and a subtle presence of alcohol. The bitter notes were canceled by the creamy malt backbone. Full-bodied. Moderate/Low carbonation.

Excellent coffee-infused stout. The drinkability for such a dense, high ABV beer is pretty outstanding.

Mar 13, 2015
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0_0 from New Jersey

2.94/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L - Hard as my ex's heart, she loved cappuccinos
S - Coffee as predictable and boring as her
T + F - Bitter, coffee, vanilla and toasted malt
O - She was the worst, this beer is pretty ok.

Aug 11, 2016
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CTbrew32 from Rhode Island

4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Mostly black in color with a very dark brown hue as well. Pours a thick four finger width head that is tan in color.

Aroma- Coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and milk chocolate.

Taste- Coffee bitterness is present at first and into the finish. The coffee gives way for moment to vanilla and chocolate flavors which balance out the coffee and roasted malts nicely. The finish sees more coffee bitterness along with the coffee/vanilla sweetness.

Feel- Medium/ full bodied, creamy, medium carbonation.

Overall- Pretty much nails everything for a coffee stout with big roasty coffee flavors, but enough sweetness to balance it out. Definitely in the ball park of the likes of an FBS, but not quite as good. For the price and quality this is a great beer.

May 16, 2015
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tsgooch79 from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Jun 07, 2014
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SkaJack from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 06, 2015
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Melcirb from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 13, 2018
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elricorico from Canada (AB)

3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark in the glass, almost no light through the edges. A finger of tan head formed on a slow pour. Lacing settles all around.

Smells like milky coffee. Truth in advertising here. Straightforward, but pleasant enough.

Bitter and acidic. Coffee from front to back, but sharp in flavour. A little bit of hop bitterness melds with the coffee at finish. A bit too much coffee for me, but what did I expect?

Just a touch thinner than I would expect from a stout of this strength. Medium carbonation that works for this one pretty well.

Worth checking out if you like the coffee stouts that every brewer seems to play with these days. This one has more personality than most.

Feb 02, 2008
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ballenc from Minnesota

2.77/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Dark amber brown, thin tan head, no lacing or retention

S - Toasted grains, malty, no coffee at all, hint of dried fruit and licorice

T - Quite disappointing. No coffee taste/flavor at all. Almost like a higher octane brown ale than a typical stout. I wouldn't even consider this a weak porter.

M - Pretty thin for a stout. Slight alcohol burn with considerable carbonation.

D - Almost 9% ABV. Not a bad beer but it seems like false advertising. No coffee that I could taste (or smell) and not really a stout. It did get a bit better as it warmed.

Dec 27, 2008
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Hoagie1973 from New York

3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours cloudy cocoa brown. More capuccino than stout in appearance. Slightly translucent, not opaque, with some suspended floaters throughout.

Aroma of chocolate, coffee (one would expect these two), sweet roasted malts and some molasses.

Has a decent roasted coffee bean flavor with some mocha/chocolate. Dark fruits (raisin/prunes) show up in the finish. Moderate bitterness; pretty well balanced overall. Sweet but not too sweet. Malts are a bit bland/uninteresting. Has a better coffee flavor than beer flavor. Warming in the throat indicates the high ABV which isn't really noticeable otherwise. Just a hint of hops in there also.

Light bodied for a stout, like a milk stout. Carbonation is low, lending to the overall thinness.


Jan 30, 2010
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thecheapies from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The last half of a bomber into a brandy snifter. She's warmed up a bit, so this should be spot on for serving temp.

Pours a very, very dark antique brown with a nice light tan dollop that falls quickly and laces okay.

Boozy nose with some coffee, maraschino cherry, and baker's chocolate. The alcohol is big and brandied, wafting up to cut the creaminess. Some dank hop presence.

First sip has an interesting fruitiness--it might be that same cherry I picked up in the nose. There's a nice leafy hop bite in the back on the swallow that has spicy characteristics. Wet grain, chicory, cafe latte, red-skinned fruits, and more of that hot alcohol. It's certainly not bad, might mellow in six months for the better. The cream aspect lends to the 'Cappuccino', but there's not enough espresso. The coffee nuances are not as prominent, and, in comparison to the alcohol presence, the roasty bitterness is rather fleeting. Above-average, but not amazing.

Nice carbonation, sudsy and FAR from bland. Medium-heavy with some heft. Almost creamy in feel. Feels like a big foamy cappuccino.

I've enjoyed this beer more in the past than I have this time around. It's hot for under 9%, surprisingly fruity, and a bit misnamed; but it's a good brew. An enjoyable Imperial Stout that means business. Still worth seeking out.

Jan 26, 2012
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projektyle from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Mar 13, 2012
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patm1986 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jan 18, 2012
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Jspriest from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Nov 14, 2011
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AlexChillton from Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dec 14, 2011
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ek_ek from California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Apr 28, 2013
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