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

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Added by GClarkage on 10-20-2004

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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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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%

Photo of scotorum
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%

Photo of georgiaboy8686
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a healthy amount of head which looks to have really good retention. The head is a light beige with hints of khaki while the body is a dark, chocolate brown that shows muddy burgundy in the light. Lacing is perforated sheeting.

Nose- Fairly subdued for a coffee stout. I get a slight metallic note with slight vinous qualities from the glass. The bottle shows some roasted malts, a little bit of bubble gum, some nuttiness, and caramel. Everything is extremely subdued. Swirling reveal some cream and even sour milk. Not unpleasant but odd.

Taste- Starts with a fruity front that recalls berries to begin with- not as bold as Blackberry Albert or Backyard Rye but it's there. Some cherry, bold coffee on the middle. Some roasted malts. Some chalkiness, slight sourness on the finish. Not a lot of presence and much of the complexity is subtle but I think this beer does much better under scrutiny than I thought it would. The barrel aged version of this beer was a pleasant surprise and this is certainly deserving of attention. It's very light for a coffee stout without being thin. There's nothing that really stands out except for the very subtle berry and vinous notes that hang around the edges but it is a competent stout that hides its alcohol well. I wonder about the actual quality of the coffee used but the other components seem solid. A little sweet at points and I wish there were more notes of caramel and toffee but the fruitier sweetness seems to block those. Still, a really good beer at good price. I will probably pick this up from time to time- especially when it's on sale.

Mouthfeel- Almost between medium bodied and heavy bodied with light carbonation. Some syrup to the texture with a bit of smoothness as well.

Drinkability- Very easy drinking but lacks the complexity of the better imperials. But what do you expect for a beer you can easily get for 4 bucks or less? It is dangerous and of great worth to the budget conscious. I will be buying this beer again.

Overall- Good, solid beer. Flirts with being really good but it just doesn't have the complexity I desire. It is worth a try and as it is a bargain beer, one that will have again. Standard Lagunitas.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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