Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by GClarkage on 10-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,941
Reviews:
1,363
Ratings:
4,519
pDev:
11.42%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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219
Gots:
971
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Photo of pacino77
4.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

generally, after i've overstuffed my gullet on a big meal of mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, vinagretted salad, and (seemingly discordant) kimchi, followed by a course of various hard cheeses from spain and portugal, i binge further and help myself to a mugful of breyers vanilla icecream. i know there are better dessert options out there, but in terms of consistency and availability, said flavor really shines. what i do not want, historically, after giant dinners with menus akin to the one above described, is beer. enter lagunitas espresso stout, which breaks all precedent. i was full like thanksgiving, stuffed to the gills, but not ready to let the night end, and all out of breyers. so i reached into the cellar and withdrew this whopper (which, at $4.99 for twenty-two ounces, is among the best-priced beers on the market) from the cellar and pried off the cap. the first sip was a total knockout--terrifically bitter, but, beyond that, unbelievably complex. it poured handsomely with a short, dry head that dissolved quickly. i took my time drinking it, such that by the time i had an inch-or-so left in my collins glass, it was well warmed. hot coffee gone cold i find repulsively unenjoyable, but chilled espresso stout turned room temperature? outstanding. those final sips even tasted a bit like vanilla ice cream.

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Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dirty brown, chocolate color with a moderate frothy head that actually built up a minute or so after it was poured. The head left some nice lace rings as I drank the brew.

The aroma is of brown bread malt, lightly toasted. Some light chocolate and caramel notes. Kind of faint.

The taste is more of a milk chocolate flavor than cappuccino. There is some cocoa and caramel that gives the stout a candy bar like sweetness. Dare I say a nugat flavor? It is also a touch woody and appears to have a leafy hop flavor in the finish.

The feel is light and almost watery with weak carbonation. Sweet on the palate with mild roast bitterness.

A very flavorful stout but too light in the mouthfeel department.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 4,519 ratings