Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
4,456 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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Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BrewThru_29
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appears black but transparent when held up to light. 1 finger head with great retention and lacing.

Smell is of mostly coffee. Some roasted malt also. Smells really good.

Taste follows the nose with a big, slightly bitter roasted coffee flavor up front. Little bit of a sweet aftertaste...maybe a touch of vanilla?

Mouthfeel is medium body. Not too thick. Moderate amount of carbonation. Can't come close to detecting the 9+ ABV.

Overall: If you like coffee stouts, you will not be disappointed with this one. Very good.

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

To set the table, I love this brewery and style of brew. I will be biased high in my review. I wish this stuff came in 6-packs and was readily available.

Poured from a 22oz bomber into an English pint glass. Released a nice brown head that settled pretty quickly into a rocky foam. Nose consists of sweet malt with some dark notes of chocolate and coffee. Some raisin notes with dark currant and bread present later.

The sweetness promised in the aroma and by the OG (stated on the bottle) is just not present. There is a definite coffee flavor in the malt with chocolate notes, but the supporting sweetness expected in the malt fails to appear, leaving a slight bitter flavor sensation but for my taste that's perfect.

Finish is long coffee and alcohol dominate the malt that is present. Hop bitter is there and balances along with bitter coffee and chocolate. Really its balanced but not necessarily with hop. Kinda cool. The lack of malt sweetness lessens the need for a heavy bitter and this beer actually responds to that need with a nice complex but mild bitter from multiple sources.

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Photo of vmdominguez
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of MrWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Zimm
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of tegelaar
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of SavageHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of snaotheus
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle at 41 F split between two chalices. Bottle code starts with 025 4, but the rest is rubbed out.

Pours black, with small, surprisingly pale head, that fades quickly to a ring. Very fine, very slow active carbonation. Smell is mild, mostly coffee, some sweet, rich chocolate or dark fruit.

Taste is surprisingly mild, well balanced, and delicious. I like it a lot. Nice coffee bitterness, nice milk chocolate sweetness, slightly roasty/smokey. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is somewhat dry. Overall, very good.

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Photo of bdelonj13
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mconner666
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Carl_R
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PrimScrewhead
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of TurboBrew
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark opaque, super brown black goodness, with a light tan head and incredible lacing.

S - Malts, roasted, with a definite coffee bent. Subdued.

T - Not quiet in the taste, however, with a strong cappuccino hit of coffee and creaminess, coupling with more typical roasted malt characteristics, and a definite bitter bite in the close.

M - Drying in the close, but a touch thin.

O - A delicious stout, with flavors of its namesake, and nice feel. It might have stood to be a bit thicker, and the nose is not terribly full, but the flavor is spot on, and overall it is a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Giantspace
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of cjgiant
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Obviously more or less a 3.75 beer, looking at my ratings based on style. For a stout, it's a little on the bitter side, lacking a smoothness I might better enjoy, but not unexpected from Lagunitas.

A little red when held up to the light, it otherwise appears the normal dark brown towards black. The smell is a bit more bitter tjan one might expect, but there is a bit of coffee to add some depth. The dark toasty nature is evident in the smell.

The taste starts following the nose pretty well. The feel is a bit carbonated from what I might expect from a stout. It does break away later in the taste with juniper or pine like bite that isn't overpowering, yet adds that west coast hops bite that one could question whether it should show itself.

Solid representation, and if you want a stout that tends towards a black IPA, you might have your beer here.

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Photo of mattsucks
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 4,456 ratings.
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