Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
4,462 Ratings
Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GClarkage on 10-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,462
Reviews:
1,347
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
958
For Trade:
11
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Photo of siscokid79
1/5  rDev -74.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

just above drain pour! I don't know how my rating can be so far off the rest...

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1.2/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.74/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottled December 7, 2011. Wasn’t terribly impressed in the past, this year’s is pretty lame. Thin, prickly mouthfeel. Tastes like Root Beer with a shot of vodka. Unnecessary smoke. What coffee is there isn’t very good. A lot of solvent alcohol...a big beer at 9% but has the body of a weak Porter, yet still gets annoyingly sticky as it warms. Lagunitas needs to give up on the Stouts and just stick with the hops...

OK, as I’m struggling to get to the end of this bomber, I think I have figured out Lagunitas’ recipe to this disaster of a Coffee Imperial Stout:

Take some cheap, generic store-brand coffee grounds and brew them with some dirty high-in-chlorine tap water in a coffee-maker that doesn’t have an auto-off function. Let the nasty coffee burninate in the coffee-maker overnight. Turn off the coffee-maker and let it sit for a minimum of 4 days. Then take the foul, burnt coffee-like substance (picking out the handful of dead gnats floating on top) and pour it into some Root Beer. And I’m not talking Sprecher or anything like that, find ya some 99 cent 2 Liter of off-brand Family Dollar Root Beer. Then go to the liquor store and purchase the cheapest, nastiest vodka they have for sale. The stuff that will make the store clerk ask "Are you sure???", and add that to the "brew". And boom goes the dynamite. You’ve just made your own Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout!

Congratulations!

Now pour it down the drain...

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22oz bottle, 2010 batch, bottled Dec 1, 2010. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours thin dark brown with a two finger foamy light brown head that holds a good cap and leaves ample lacing.

Aroma is hoppy, yeah hoppy, pine and grass, some coffee and roasted malt, bread, caramel, toffee, nutty, light chocolate. Good strength.

Flavor is some decent coffee, nothing premium but not day old drip, chocolate, pine & grassy hops, some roasted malt, fair bitterness, some sweetness.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Man this beer is hard to identify. Stout? Not really. Imperial Stout, no way. Coffee Stout, kinda. Frankly this tastes like a somewhat coffee-infused Foreign Export Stout that has been generously hopped. But regardless of what category you put it into, it still falls short. Lagunitas excels at the hoppy stuff, but for the Stouts...not so much...

App 3, Smell 3, Taste 3, Mouthfeel 3, Overall 3, Score 3

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.99/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served in a tulip.

Pours a fairly-dark brown though not as dark as I would expect for the style. Single-finger tan head falls down slowly and leaves a bit of spotty lacing. Good collar as it fades. The nose brings coffee and cream, though it is pretty tame on both. A bit of a metallic note hits behind the roast. The taste is strong, bitter coffee with some scalded cream. Not particularly pleasant. Really, really metallic in the finish. Dry with an off bitterness. Not sire why I got this, as I haven't had too much success with any non-hoppy offerings from Lagunitas. I would not drink this again.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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