Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
4,459 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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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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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%

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark brown with a modest-sized medium beige head.

Smell: Coffee dominated with some faint brown sugar notes.

Taste: Coffee and roasted malt notes hit initially. The beer finishes with some slight hop and roasted malt notes. The coffee notes are the star of the show as the name suggests.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: Good coffee stout.

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my Tremens snifter. Black as usual per style, yet there is a brown ring around the edge that light can get through. MIld head on this one.

Smell is roasted coffee, cocoa, and maybe some leather. Perhaps some vanilla in there as well but its mostly just coffee.

Taste is very clean. Bitter coffee and some chocolate dominate. MIld hint of vanilla and leather. Also some creamy textures and flavors.

Feel is a bit on the thin side, with medium carb.

Overall I like these guys' beer and this one is pretty good, just not the best Imperial stout I've had, but its worth the price.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 4,459 ratings.
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