Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout
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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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3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark brown with some ruby around the edges and a big two-finger khaki head. The nose is rather subdued, but what's there is coffee, roasted malts, and maybe a little bit of chocolate, if I strain really hard to get a third descriptor. It tastes of ground black coffee predominantly, with dark chocolate, some dark fruit qualities, and vanilla far in the background. There's an earthy hop bite and it has a medium mouthfeel. Lagunitas makes some great stuff and I love coffee stouts, but this comes as a disappointment. Not terrible though.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
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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3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
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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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77.7% out of 100 with 4,466 ratings
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