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Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4,469 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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Ratings: 4,469 |  Reviews: 1,348
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of snaotheus
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.74/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought as a bomber, label art is excellent btw

Appearance: outstanding lacing, nice foamy slowly receding head after the pour

S: Has a beautifully complex combination of aromatic coffee, roasted nuts, slight boozy tinge to odor but in a welcome sort of way

T/M: perfect combination of slight-medium carbonation with a smooth bitter and sweet initial hit that ends with a slight hops feel and bitterness at the end - the perfect representation of what you would want a coffee-spiked stout to taste like

O: 9.2% goes down like water for a reason - the beer is outstanding, not exactly sessionable only because it is of such a quality that it should be savored slowly, but certainly makes you want more of it sooner rather than later. Well-balanced in every respect.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Dark and clear with a red hue. A nice roasted tan colored two finger head lingers for a few minutes and leaves a thick cap. Lacing clings to the glass like a son of a gun.

S- Sweet roasted malts around. Coffee, chocolate, cocoa. Mild hop bitterness behind.

T- This is good. Right up front the coffee is apparent. There is a definite hop presence here and it is welcome. Cocoa and chocolate flavors in the middle, with a smoky bitter aftertaste.

M- Medium to heavy bodied brew. A little on the thick side, but to style.

O- I'm glad that I have developed a taste for stouts. It has opened up a whole new set of options to enjoy. This one from Lagunitas is brewed with coffee and it is apparent. If you like stouts with a coffee backbone then this should suit fine. It is a good representation of the style. I enjoyed it, you will too.

I like this, I get my coffee and my beer at the same time.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 4,469 ratings
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