Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
4,447 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GClarkage on 10-20-2004

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Ratings: 4,447 |  Reviews: 1,342
Photo of SirBentham
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of hoppy91
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

expected this to be better. appearance is nice, smell is like non existent for me and taste is decent but not quite there,.mouthfeel is the same imo it leaves something to be desired. not a bad beer, but just doesnt live up to other imperial stouts and i wont be buying this one again.

it improved as it warmed up but still wont be buying again.

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Photo of damienblack
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a heavy dark brown, average lacing and appearance. Typical thin mocha head. Smells like coffee grinds, seems like it will be on the more true-to-coffee side, and it is, but it has plenty of sweetness to balance it out. Lightly hopped for a Lagunitas beer. Despite the thick body, doesn't carry great weight in the mouth and finish, but is decently drinkable if you like coffee. Not a rich coffee bomb, but like fresh espresso. Not bad.

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Photo of 21Maestro8
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of djeucalyptus
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a beautiful dark mahogany color, building to black in the glass. A beautiful ruby when held up to the light. A nice creamy frothy head with great retention slowly dissipated leaving a thick collar with some impressive lacing.

aroma of roasted malt, espresso beans, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Beautiful and full, with an almost over-the-top coffee roaster aroma.

This is one that follows aroma pretty closely. Roasted coffee without the overly-bitter burnt coffee that many stouts have. Sweet malt and chocolate carries through. This one changes (and improves) drastically as it warms. Chilled, it's harsh, bitter, and rough. Closer to room temp, it's wonderfully rich with coffee and chocolate intermingling into an almost mocha-like flavor that can only be described as euphoric. True coffee flavor. hard to come by.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full, although a touch thin given an 8.3% stout. The carbonation is exceptional and really opens up the flavors while carrying some of the lingering coffee bitterness.

Drinkability is fairly close to incredible. full flavor with rich coffee and cocoa notes that open up beautifully as it warms. The 8.3% abv isn't detectable at all... which could be potentially dangerous. Add in the reasonable pricing, and you've got an impressive beer that's impossible to pass up. Loved it last year, and this year is no different.

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of theboozecruise
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, dark brown filtered appearance with a creamy white head.

Smells like the name describes. Rich stout with coffee tones to it.

Tastes like more of the same, a little but watery but still good.

Very drinkable. I could go back for more.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of seand
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a very dark mostly opaque brown, with a small amount of light tan head. A little head retains well enough to leave reasonable spots of lacing.

S: Somewhat syrup-like sweetness, with notes of brown sugar. A touch of roasted coffee is also present.

T: Starts with a balanced sweetness but quickly moves into bitter coffee flavors. The finish has a lot going on, including a strong boozy whiskey-like note; this is not a beer that hides its ABV. Some coffee and roasted nuttiness accompanies the boozy finish.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

D: The booziness hampers the drinkability.

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4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khiasmus
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost black with a rich tan head. Good looking beer.

Aroma is awesome. Like a Founders breakfast stout with a splash of Dark Lord. If you haven't had those, then it's coffee, roasted grain, a hint of soy sauce, some alcohol, molasses, a bit of bittering hops in the back, and perhaps a bit of cocoa.

Flavor is good, but not like the nose. Bittering hops balance with some molasses, chocolate, and roasted grain bitterness. The finish is lightly hoppy, the sweetness lingers just a bit along with the roasted character, and a fairly notable alcohol note comes in.

Carbonation is medium low and mouthfeel is just a bit thin for my taste, albeit reasonably chewy for a stout. Finish is very slightly astringent and warming.

The alcohol presence in this one cuts down on the drinkability a bit, but certainly well worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 4,447 ratings.
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