Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout

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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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Photo of Skabiski
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stegmakk
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black. Holding up to normal light nothing, dining room chandelier faint ruby at the bulbs. Nice thick head of tiny bubbles, however doesn't stay long. It's the black hole of beer (in a good way)
Smell - Roasty malt, biscuit. No coffee?
Taste - THEREs the cappuccino. This is really tasty! Really like a cappuccino mixed with a stout. Balanced good flavor all around. Coffee, but not too bitter.
Mouthfeel - Surprisingly the aftertaste doesn't weigh heavily on your soul. I mean its there but not going to kill your taste buds.
Overall - WILL seek this out again. Not one to have multiples of in one night, but when wanting a good stout to relax with...this is it.

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Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chipotle
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ameier19
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Morningopiate36
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B-J
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkblr
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottled 2/1/18 in California poured into a snifter at fridge temp 9.3% ABV 29.50 IBU. The beer pours nearly black with medium brown highlights if held to light. The head is light brown and starts around a finger deep before receding to a film coat and thin ring around the glass. The aroma is full of cold brew coffee, but that's it. The taste is lighter on the coffee with strong roasted malt presence. There's a hint of sweetness that never competes with the roasty bitterness, but helps balance it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. There is a prickly feel that would normally indicate high carbonation, but I believe it comes from the roasted malt. Bitterness feels bigger that the advertised 29.5 IBU. Overall, good. A bit short on taste and feel to be top shelf.

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So good. Lagunitas kills those dark brews every time. I already drank half the growler. Pouring the second half into the goblet now...

L: Same exact color as the Scotch ale I just reviewed. Looks black, but a faint reddish light penetrates the edges of the glass. when held to light, one can tell the actual color of the body is more of a dark amber brown. Head is minimal but retention is excellent.

S: Wow. So rich and appetizing. Cold brew coffee stands out, then milk chocolate and caramel sneak in along with some salty black olives. Acidic roast coffee finish, but no notable hops. First time I've been unable to detect any hop character in a Lagunitas brew. (Yes, I haven't had this one before.)

T: Yummy. Definitely better when warmer. Milk chocolate holds steady for a second, then coffee knocks it down, bringing by a splash of orange and vanilla, followed by cream and finally a strong bitter roast flavor. If you don't like hops, but you like beer, this is probably the only Lagunitas brew you will like. Ever. But if you like Imperial Stouts, I guarantee you'll love it.

F: Creamy, smooth, and rich, as stouts should be. Too heavy to be any other style. But I love it.

O: In my opinion, this is better than Founders Breakfast Stout. This is better than Old Rasputin. This is better than any unaged coffee stout I have ever had, except Ten Fidy and SOB. Why does this one have this shitty sub-four rating? Has the recipe been changed without notice? No clue. But this 2017 batch is off the hook.

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Photo of YungAnejo
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour from a 22oz bomber into a snifter, Head is light tan in center but khaki on the edges, slightly penetrable black body with light only passing by on the edges, light splotchy lacing

Aroma is defiantly espresso roast, some reds in the back like cranberry and pomegranate, kinda weird for a cappuccino lol, some light chocolate notes aswell, some alchohol noticeable

Taste is bitter dark coffee, slightly charred flavor, somewhat creamy, maybe chocolate raisins, very little alchohol bitterness

Mouthfeel is thicker, nice low carbonation, but kinda milky like lactose, burn from higher abv is really well hidden

Overall for only $5-$6 at my local gas station I’m again impressed by lagunitas, it’s not the most complex thing you’ll find from them but in that price bracket it’s well worth the try.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: very dark brown liquid; messy sponge of khaki-colored foam... head don't hold, slims out to thin collar, though a long, unbroken band of splotchy lace does stick at the top

S: yeah, some ground coffee is at the surface, but a lot of damn piney hops are poking out a little ahead of them... potent, underlying presence of roasted barley and chocolate malt... the malts overall, combined with the coffee, edge decidedly toward the grainy and roasty, eschewing sweetness... the alcohol provides a subtle highlight

T: espresso, pine needle powder, dark cocoa; mild toffee-like sweetness in the aftertaste, along with a herbal, bitter mouthful of dried grass... the coffee isn't overdone, everything in nice balance... densely malty, but without much unique character to the grain

F: fleece-soft with an elegant, late snap and ping on the back end... the alcohol and roast/hop oils leave a mellow+ spicy heat

O: beefy-malty, softly-pungently hopped stout with the added nuance of a well-gauged dose of coffee... very drinkable, relatively solid, good for the price point

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Photo of daOnlyBG
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasting this beer was a pleasant surprise. The rich notes of coffee did not overpower the stout's natural profile, and the finish was relatively smooth. Not bad for a buy from Trader Joe's. I would definitely drink it again.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brendanjames
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Melcirb
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MN290Brew
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout. 22 oz bottle. This beer is pretty much what it say's it is. The color is dark cola, not totally pitch black. Nice thin foam head that lasts for a few minutes. Smell is coffee! A little bit of that roasted stout smell but mostly coffee. Maybe just a bit of chocolate. Taste is roasted coffee, a little bitter. Very fresh! Smooth, balanced, not overwhelming. Mouth feel is nice. It starts out almost a little creamy, but as it warms it thins out and you get more of the carbonation. Overall if you like coffee and want a coffee stout that is not heavy or too sweet and fudgy, then you will like this. Easy to drink and a great price point! Once again, the label say's it all. You'r getting a cappuccino stout, nothing else!

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid black color,around medium body and carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt,black coffee, coffee grinds, and cocoa. Taste identical,very bitter and a bit dry from the coffee and cocoa. I didn't find it very sweet but definitely an enjoyable beer

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