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Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by GClarkage on 10-20-2004

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Ratings: 4,470 |  Reviews: 1,348
Photo of Emnmarko
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Dark and clear with a red hue. A nice roasted tan colored two finger head lingers for a few minutes and leaves a thick cap. Lacing clings to the glass like a son of a gun.

S- Sweet roasted malts around. Coffee, chocolate, cocoa. Mild hop bitterness behind.

T- This is good. Right up front the coffee is apparent. There is a definite hop presence here and it is welcome. Cocoa and chocolate flavors in the middle, with a smoky bitter aftertaste.

M- Medium to heavy bodied brew. A little on the thick side, but to style.

O- I'm glad that I have developed a taste for stouts. It has opened up a whole new set of options to enjoy. This one from Lagunitas is brewed with coffee and it is apparent. If you like stouts with a coffee backbone then this should suit fine. It is a good representation of the style. I enjoyed it, you will too.

I like this, I get my coffee and my beer at the same time.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle $4.99. Solid black but if I hold it to the light it is more brown like a porter. good half-inch of head. Aroma of wet coffee grounds, bitter ones. Sweet flavor, sugar and coffee grounds, bitterness too. Actually this has some real bitterness to it. Solid beer for the price.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of BeerEngineer
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

General: Found this bottle in a grocery store locally. Poured it into a tulip style glass to taste and rate.

Appearance: Dark dark brown, nearly black but there is a ruby glow in there. The head is a tan and lasts for a good while. There is some decent lacing on the glass also.

Aroma: bitterness is the biggest aroma that i'm getting. There is a nice coffee hit to it also but not the cream of chocolate note I was looking for. I guess it's there, but it's subdued a lot.

Mouthfeel: This is a nice feeling beer, it coats the pallet very well and has almost a creaminess to it. Carbonation is moderate. This is almost chewy, it's just a nice thick stout.

Taste: There are a lot of little flavors in here that are nice. Of course the big flavor is the coffee, it's bold and up front just like it should be but there is a great slight sweetness underneath it all that balances this out pretty well. There is also a little alcohol warmth that I get from this which is understandable for 9.2% ABV. There is a hint of chocolate and creamy flavors also, really a nice balanced mix.

Overall: I actually really like this stout. It's very balanced with the hint of sweetness with all that bitterness from the coffee. This isn't something that I would drink every day but it's something that every once and a while would be nice. This is a saturday or sunday morning beer for sure.

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Photo of Jmitchell3
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cappuccino Stout, just about 4 weeks in the cellar prior to opening. Snifter.

A: Light black. Is that a color? Fine, light tan head.
S: Roasty. A bit of plum, some toasted coffee aroma. A touch of cocoa.
T: Roasty carries through in the flavor. Just slightly sweet on the tip of the tongue. Coffee flavors, not too intense, but pleasant. The alcohol is well-hidden.
M: Full bodied, a bit milky. Dry finish. Roasty coffee bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue for a while.
O: Very enjoyable. Very agreeable coffee flavors without being overpowering. Not near as intense as, for instance, Santa Fe's Imperial Java Stout, but seems very balanced and pleasant given the stronger alcohol content. Recommended to any fan of coffee stouts!

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Bone53
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter at around 50°F

Appearance: I prefer my imperial stouts to be motor oil thick and black, but this is not. Thin pour with a mahogany tent when put up to the light.

Smell: Coffee is definitely the dominant aroma. Brown sugar and maybe a little chocolate.. I don't know if it's just me but I get some pepper as well.

Taste: coffee with brown sugar molasses and maybe some peppers thrown in. Not enough roasted or chocolate malts for my personal taste, but hey, it is called Cappuccino Stout.

Mouthfeel: It's very thin for an imperial stout, but smooth and drinkable for 9.2% abv.

Overall: After enjoying heavy RIS's throughout this harsh winter, this stout seems a bit subdued in every aspect. My review is based on this being closer to room temperature as thats when i noticed the aromas and flavors open up more with the chocolate and molasses notes standing out more than right out the fridge. At $4.50 a bomber, it's a great value

*The Smuttynose Robust Porter I had after this, at 6% abv.,was more robust than this beer in every way, shape, or form. This was a fairly tasty coffee stout but a forgettable imperial stout for sure and will stick with their hoppy beers from now on.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 4,470 ratings
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