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Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4,469 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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Ratings: 4,469 |  Reviews: 1,348
Photo of jp312
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachary80
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Black body; doesn't look too thick as pouring. Small light brown head fades but some sticks around. Nice lacing for an imperial stout

Smells of coffee, light sweetness + breadiness

Taste is good - coffee mingles well with the stout flavors and isn't overpowering. Chocolate comes in too. Great balance for a coffee beer

Mouthfeel is a litttle too thin for the style. Alcohol well-hidden

Overall pretty tasty, just a little light in the mouthfeel

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Photo of Jamstone714
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of DoctorDog
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**NOTE** This brew is listed here as having an 7.99% ABV, while the label on the bottle I'm consuming lists it at 8.29% ABV.

Presentation: 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a snifter. The side of the label has a blasphemously amusing parody of "The 23rd Psalm," interjecting Coffee-isms for the original religious imagery. I should give it bonus points for this, but I'm not....

A- Deep mahogany - black, and nearly opaque. Pours with ~1 finger off-white/tan head, which settles gradually into a thin, incomplete cap.

S- A bit of earthiness and burned coffee. My chronic sinusitis is admittedly hampering my ability to cull and describe any truly subtle notes here.

T- A bit sweet on the front, and finishes with a nice, bitter coffee taste. Alcohol presence is well hidden/blended.

M- Fairly crisp tiny-bubble carbonation, and rather thin. Surprisingly refreshing feel for a stout.

D- Fairly high. This was not the sipper I anticipated, but rather a nice, smooth drinking brew that barely needed to be sat down between pulls. 22 oz's could go in a flash if I didn't force myself to savor it a bit.

Future outlook: Repeat business likely.

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

Photo of timoteo833
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoagie1973
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours cloudy cocoa brown. More capuccino than stout in appearance. Slightly translucent, not opaque, with some suspended floaters throughout.

Aroma of chocolate, coffee (one would expect these two), sweet roasted malts and some molasses.

Has a decent roasted coffee bean flavor with some mocha/chocolate. Dark fruits (raisin/prunes) show up in the finish. Moderate bitterness; pretty well balanced overall. Sweet but not too sweet. Malts are a bit bland/uninteresting. Has a better coffee flavor than beer flavor. Warming in the throat indicates the high ABV which isn't really noticeable otherwise. Just a hint of hops in there also.

Light bodied for a stout, like a milk stout. Carbonation is low, lending to the overall thinness.


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Photo of lobos62
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johunnic
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Thesoundandthefury
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of GallowsThief
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 22 oz. into my Duvel tulip.

A - Nice black pour with a two inch creamy brown head. Leaves a nice layer of lacing all down the glass.

S - Obviously has a great coffee and mocha smell. Hints of a chocolate and just a bit of sweetness.

T - Umm good flavor with what you would expect with the coffee and mocha tastes. Has just a tiny bit of bitter flavor but almost unnoticeable. Ends off with a slightly sweet flavor and what taste like vanilla cream. Really nice. The slightest taste of alcohol finishes well.

M - It's a wonderfully creamy tasting stout. Feels velvety smooth and leaves a nice coating. Full bodied.

D - Extremely. This is a crazy drinkable stout for and ABV of 9 plus.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mlhyatt
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

A - a very dark brown. As I was pouring it definitely looked more brown than black. Head wasn't too much and there is none now.

S- tons and tons of coffee. Not much underneath that, maybe a little bit of chocolate.

T- tons of roast that actually tastes burnt more so than actually coffee. Since this is a "cappicino" stout I was wxpecting it to be a little more creamy. Hardly anything else.

M- I found this actually kind of abrasive. Its not smooth or creamy and definitely has some harshness. It is very full bodied though.

O- I was hoping it would be a little smoother and more diverse but it seems the brewer just wanted an intense coffee stout.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz standard brown bomber. Pours out a somewhat light blackish color with a hint of dark brown and something reddish. Beautiful creamy coffee colored head that seems to last.

Smell is almost exactly what I expected. Tons of coffee, chocolate, malt and some chalk. Gives you the impression that this will be sweet. Taste is almost dead on with the smell but the chocolate is kicked up even more. You also get some nice hop bitterness to try and balance this one out. Alcohol is well hidden behind a wall of coffee and malt.

Seems a bit thick in the mouth which does take away from the drinkability slightly. To me, this needs something really sweet.

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Photo of freed
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle, settled a dark black with an almost non-existent head. What little there is does leave some lacing, though there is no carbonation to replenish.

The aroma is muted chocolate malt with just a hint of roasting. Not bad, but really, minimal.

The taste is surprisingly full considering the mellow smells. Its tart chocolate malt is filling and pleasing. Coffee adds a nice bitterness to the mix.

Its nice, but I'm glad to split the 22 with my wife.

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Photo of mjl21
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Brewed with Hard Core Coffee. No bottling info is given. Comes in at 29.5 IBUs and 8.29%.

A-Dark brown, very light for a stout. Has a 1/2 finger tan head that fades fast into a foamy island in the middle. Lots of spotted lace.

S-Roasted malt, vanilla, coffee.

T-Caramel and roasted malt hit upfront. Definitely pick up on some vanilla in the middle. The coffee flavor really comes through in the back. Get some nice bite at the end from hops that seem citrusy, particularly lemon.

M-Lighter bodied, more like a porter. The first pour had very mild carbonation while the second pour resulted in a nice crisp level of carbonation.

D-The 8.29% is very well hidden and the fact that it is not as heavy as most high abv stouts makes this one that goes down fast and easy.

I really enjoyed this one. Can't beat the price ($3.49) either. Reminded me a lot more of a milk stout than an Imperial, but it was highly drinkable and I would purchase it again.

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

Photo of Svyturys30
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of diamondlie
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 4,469 ratings
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