Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
4,455 Ratings
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/18/2014. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, light roast, herbal, floral, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt notes with moderate hop presence; and good strength. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, light roast, herbal, floral, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, light roast, herbal, floral, light pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors with moderate hop presence; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice coffee stout. All around good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 4 - Nice dark brown black beer with some brown see through edges. Tan head that stick around with great lacing.
S - 3.75 - Roasty coffee, chocolate, little bit of vanilla.
T - 4 - Smooth coffee and chocolate, some creamy, vanilla type flavor to balance it out. Very nice.
M - 4 - Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Alc completely covered. Aftertaste is like a cafe mocha.
O - 4 - This is a great coffee stout, my favorite.

Comparables: Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout, Southern Tier Choklat, Peche Mortel, Rogue Double Chocolate Stout

Comparison Review Lagunitas' Cappucino Stout VS Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout :))

A - Santa Fe is winning in this department with better head, that leaves heavier lacing.
S - Roasty coffee, lots of chocolate and creamy vanilla in the Cappucino Stout, Heavy coffee, espresso and roasted notes in the Santa Fe Java
T - Very smooth coffee and chocolate with the Lagunitas Cappucino, Way heavier on the coffee and roasted bitterness, but still smooth with the Santa Fe Java.
M - Both are medium - heavy and very smooth beers for the ABV. Aftertaste on the Cappucino is more chocolate/creamy, while on the Java it's more roasted coffee.
O - Honestly, it's a tie. One's more creamy/chocolatey but the other i more coffee like, but at the same time, I like them both and they're both amazingly affordable.

Mix of Lagunitas Cappucino Stout and Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout:
A - 4.25 - great tan head that leaves amazing lacing. Dark brown/black beer.
S - 3.75 - Coffee, espresso, roasted malts. Seems like the Java Stout is dominating here.
T - 4.25 - Coffee, espresso, creamy vanilla, whole milk, irish cream. The taste is more complex. which isn't alway the result of blending beers. Good stuff.
M - 4 - medium heavy as usual. Alc covered. Aftertaste is coffee and whole milk.
O - 4.25 - Great blend. I'll remember this one in the future. Very affordable beers too

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Snifter.

I enjoyed while listening to AC/DC's Back in Black album. Very dark. Like a super dark brown. Nice head and retention and decent lacing.

Roasty coffee stout. Emphasis on the coffee. But hey...This is a cappuccino stout. Bitter chocolately on the backend. Front end is very coffee-like.

Outstanding mouth feel being a full-bodied brigade of stout godliness in a glass.

Lagunitas did a great job with this one. If coffee stouts are to your liking, this one will not disappoint. And turn up "You Shook Me All Night Long" to 11 while enjoying.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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