Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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1,324 Reviews
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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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Black body with a frothy brown head.

Aromas of plant and green coffee bean. Wet paper.

Flavor is decidedly coffee forward with hints of cream and cocoa, wet paper and a metallic finish. Lots of plant and wet paper as it warms.

Feel is roasty and dry, moderate carb.

Overall it's like drinking a coffee soaked newspaper.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn Brewing tulip glass.

A: Very dark brown, more or less opaque. A finger of fluffy mocha-colored head, and fairly low visible carbonation after the initial blush fades from the pouring.

S: Black roasted coffee, dark cacao and chocolate malts, and a sweetness that makes me think there’s lactose in here.

T: Coffee and a dark milk chocolate that are nearly in balance. Creamy lactose-like sweetness, maltiness with mild roast character. Some hop bitterness towards the end with more bitter roasted coffee beans.

M: A nice thick sticky body, especially for a non-imperial stout. The alcohol is quite well-hidden. There’s low carbonation sensation, but an amount that really seems to fit this beer.

O: Is this going to blow you out of the water? No. But for a very price-accessible stout available on the shelf, it's really tasty. Easy enough to drink that I wish I could find it (or does it come in?) something other than a bomber for practical purposes.

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Photo of AustinWadkins
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep black with a moderate cola colored head that quickly fizzles away

Smells of roasted malts, dark fruits, a bit of chocolate

Taste includes a bit of lactose, chocolate, malts, some spice, milk sugar

Overall this wasn't my favorite, I do have a cold so I'll have to try it again

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black liquid, deep ruby when held to the light.

Nice khaki head; a thick curtain of lace.

Coffee nose, with a nice hop profile spicing things up.

Thick mouthfeel.

Nice flavor here, creamy cappuccino upfront; nice hop bite underneath. Very smooth but never boring.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is nearly black, prominent head fades quickly leaving a khaki ring, no lacing at all.
Smells like stale dark roasted coffee, my favorite kind.
Taste is pretty close with a hint of cocoa and dark fruit, especially noticeable after it warms.
Mouthful is fairly thin for the style.
I look for this every winter, it's awfully good.
You probably can't find a better 22oz bomber for $4.00 anywhere, unless it's from Lagunitas. They whole line-up is terrific.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma Is all coffee. Nothing else discernable. Brown black color, little head, Thin looking.Taste is mostly coffee again ; alcohol too, Styrofoam/alkaseltzer aftertaste. I like coffee flavors, but need some more beer in this one. Still good, but low for me in this style.
Update....parallel tasting with 4 coffee stouts. Lagunitas fares pretty well and upping ratings a tad. Beats Dominion Morning Glory and Southern Tier Mokah, but loses to the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti."

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Photo of BigGold
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had this beer poured from 22-oz. bomber into faceted mug. This flavorful Cappuccino Stout has a huge coffee kick, which hides the big alcohol kick.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass: color is black, with some brown on the edges; head is light tan with mainly fine bubbles; some head lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smell is mainly roasted malt, then hints of coffee, espresso like notes, and some fairly prominent dark chocolate/cacao like aromas; also some notable raisin/plum like scents.

Taste is similar with more espresso presence, less chocolate; malts are roasted, nearly burnt, coffee is a bit deep and dark with near burnt notes and less chocolate sweetness.

Mouthfeel is very good, seriously tastes/feels/presentslike stout mixed with iced espresso with some strong bitterness but moderate maltiness.

Overall, a very good strong/imperial stout with moderate coffee/espresso flavors and nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of zshaft
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark, very dark. Predictably smells of coffee and a bit of chocolate but it's not over the top. Same is true of the taste. The coffee is fairly prominent with hints of chocolate but you can really taste the qualities of the malt. Medium body. A very good beer at a reasonable price.

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Photo of mkh012
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber poured aggressively into a tulip.

Near-black with a finger of tan head. The last bits drip like syrup from the bottle.

Sweet coffee and chocolate on the nose, with a touch of alcohol and raisin.

The taste follows, with dark coffee, light milk and sugar, and some char. Well-rounded, tasty, easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall, hard to beat for $5 a bottle. Definitely one I'd get again.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Equal parts dark brown and black, 3/4" tan head. Lots of coffee malt roast notes.

Taste has a hoppy edge and mouthfeel, but is counterbalanced by some smooth aspect too. Hides the alcohol well, still plenty of roast in the taste/mouthfeel department. Plenty chewy. Pretty good almost non adjunct stout? I dunno, I really didn't get a specific cappucino edge to this one, seemed like dark coffee if anything.

Could do without the bomber format but Lagunitas keeps everything in a respectable price per oz at least.

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Photo of Phunkle_sam
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- dark creamy decent head
Smell- malty hints of cappuccino
Taste- tastes bitter yet smooth very malty with hints of cappuccino
Feel- smooth creamy

This is my first time rating a beer I'm trying to learn and get better as I go along

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Photo of constantine_272
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark black with a tinge of brown. A thick creamy tan head that laces down the glass.

Bitter cocoa on the nose with a light amount of cream and definitely vanilla sweetness.

THe taste starts off smooth and light and then builds a sweet condensed milk creaminess. A bittersweet cocoa and clack coffe flavor builds strong toward the end hammering home a mouth full. A lingering sweetness on the front of the tongue remains with a dry bitter coffee on the back of the tongue. Maybe a touch of alcohol on the finish.

The texture to start with is smooth and creamy with a surprisingly juicy feel. The finish is medium dry like a good espresso.

Very nice beer. The coffee is more subtle but comes on strong at the end. I love the creaminess, very reminiscent of a cappuccino. This is a well crafted beer; high alcohol (well hidden), tons of flavor, but still an easy drinking.

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Photo of cwalter
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is very dark brown in color, nearly black. Leaves a fluffy tan head two fingers in depth. In the aroma you get chocolate malts, coffee beans, a molasses type sweetness and maybe some vanilla. This beer has a heavy mouthfeel and a smooth texture. Intially in the taste you get a cocoa sweetness, then roasted coffee beans, tobacco, a bit of oak character along with a very subtle molasses flavor that is rounded out with hints of vanilla. The bitter coffee feeling starts mid sip, goes through to the end and lingers for a while after. Pretty complex and well executed coffee stout.

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Photo of hoping4hopps
4.66/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. I'm a freaking coffee monster. As well as a stout beer fan. This hit the pallete balancing both in a synced harmony. Rich thick mouth feel with espresso like coffee notes. Hints of darker chocolate and a pleasant bitterness that allows the beer sweet side to be appreciated by drinkers who prefer higher ibu.

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Photo of 0_0
2.94/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

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Photo of jprince103
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall, this stout is above average. You get the coffee/cappuccino flavoring of this stout. However, the price point of less than $10 per bomber, is what makes this beer even better.

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Photo of coldshowers
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Found it a bit on the thin side, but the coffee/espresso notes on the nose and the mouth were very pleasant. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Drinkable and very affordable at 5 bucks a bomber!

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Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. 2015 edition.

Pours dark, near black and opaque. A half finger, quickly dissipating head with some lacing. Smell is malt, coffee, chocolate, light vanilla, espresso, cocoa. The taste follows the nose with the malt, coffee and chocolate, more vanilla than the nose, some cocoa. Smooth, fairly full bodied, a bit creamy, appropriately carbonated.

Definitely a bit of a different twist on this one. Good flavor and aroma, enjoyable to drink. Might not be a standout, but the great price point ($4-5.00) for this type of quality makes it an annual purchase.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice full bodied imperial stout. Subtle chocolate and roast coffee flavors. Roasted flavors come out more in after taste. It is surprisingly smooth and easy to drink given that it has such bold undercurrent flavors. Alcohol is also quite subtle given that it’s 9.2%. I drank about half the beer just sipping on it while I was writing this. A nice stout, above average even among a category that I really like and have tried a lot of top examples of.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours black in color with a bit of light creeping through the edges, creamy off-white head with good retention

S- espresso and vanilla cream with undertones of roasted malt and chocolate

T- sweet vanilla cream up front with fresh espresso and toasted malt, sweet chocolate with more vanilla whopping cream on the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- great espresso notes throughout, does get a bit sweet at times

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought 22oz from Times Fujiokas $4.79
Dark black color
Heavy mouthfeel
Light carbonation
Taste like an iced coffee. Relatively smooth, masks the high alcohol
Overall just ok, not really for me. Not something for me to sip and enjoy, but it does deliver as a coffee like beer.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - Jet black with thick mocha colored head that I though would never go down. Good lacing.

Smell - After letting this warm about 10 minutes I noticed mild coffee notes some chocolate and a little roasted smell. The smell was a little underwhelming.

Taste - The taste stood out a little more with black coffee, dark chocolate roasted malts flavors.

Feel - thick coating mouthfeel little bitter from the coffee.

Overall = A decent stout would have liked to have had a little more smell.

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Photo of bbtkd
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, 9% ABV, 29.5 IBU. Pours impenetrable black, moderate thickness, two fingers of head, nose is slight coffee, taste is strongly coffee/cappuccino with surprisingly light bitterness. I don't generally like bitter beers but it seems OK when it is coffee/cappuccino bitterness vs hop bitterness. Very cheap beer like most of their other offerings, so I would get it again.

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