Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
4,457 Ratings
Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GClarkage on 10-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,457
Reviews:
1,347
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
Wants:
208
Gots:
956
For Trade:
11
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of SerialTicker
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$4.99 bomber poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: Looks like a porter. Perfectly clear ruby black color. Finger of sand colored head that stays awhile. A bit of lacing.

Smell: Cappuccino/coffee notes are definitely there, as is a caramel sort of sweetness. Roasty and a trace of chocolate. Not picking up any sort of fruity aromas here.

Taste/feel: Nice, even if not very complex. This also drinks like a porter, in a way. Impressive beer for some not-so-great reasons. First, the feel is middle of the road with a moderate carbonation. It's certainly not bad, but a bit more thickness would be welcome -- this is coming off as way too damn drinkable for a beer that's over 9%. The flavor is cappuccino and roastiness with the slightest bit of dark fruit flavor on the end... really slight. Aftertaste is bitter and dry (thanks, alcohol!) with a bit of a lingering roastiness. Nice quick sweetness before a dark coffee bitterness comes and stays until the next sip. This beer is amazing in that the 9% is hidden flawlessly, besides the fact that this brew dries your mouth right up. This honestly gives the vibe of a 5 or 6% porter, due to its incredible drinkability.

At $4.99, the price is excellent. For the style, I'm on the fence. It's a bit more of a porter than a stout to me, as it's incredibly drinkable without a "heavy" flavor with massive flavor. I suppose that could be a good thing too, and I guess it is, and that's why I'm confused. This is an excellent beer, though, regardless of the style confusion, and I'd most definitely buy it again. Lookie here, another winner from Lagunitas.

Snap edit: As I'm sipping on this (about 45min later), the feel seems to be completely different. It's got a great silkiness to it that I was looking for when I first cracked the bottle. Where it came from/how it developed, I'll never know, but it's made me knock up the mouthfeel and overall rating from 3.75 to a 4. Fabulous brew.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BingCrosby7
3.24/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A This is a surprisingly light beer--a lot of variation in color. It actually looks like watered down coffee more than it looks like a stout. It becomes more and more translucent around the edges. Almost no head retention or lacing.
S There's some roasted coffee here, as is to be expected, and a little bit of booze tucked away in there. Mostly sweet coffee, though.
T Sweetened coffee. Not a whole hell of a lot going on in this one.
M It's really thin and slick, but agitating it while holding it in the palate actually makes it feel cappuccino esque. Without that, though, I kind of hate the mouthfeel. This is an emaciated beer lol.
O I'm not impressed by this beer at all.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Tree House snifter.

a: Black with ruby highlights when seen through light. Half finger tan head receded quickly to thin patchy surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Black coffee and dark chocolate.

t: Like the nose, followed by a sharp hop bite. Bitterness cloys the sides of the mouth. Bittersweet finish. High ABV well-concealed

m: Light to moderate.

o: A very tasty stout! Considerable bitterness is nicely balanced by the sweet coffee and chocolate taste, or rather vice-versa. Really enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 4,457 ratings.
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