Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
4,457 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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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into an oversized wine glass and a regular wine glass. Bottle is a few months old, don't anticipate that that will make much of a difference.

A - bubbly coffee. It pours like light roast coffee but blackens as it settles. I can tell the consistency is a little thin just by the way it looks. Unforced pour, very little head, foam lingers for a few minutes and then tapers.

S - the smell is a little too subtle, but you can definitely get hints of vanilla, cream, and coffee bean. Not much chocolate detectable here. No alcohol whatsoever.

T - coffee, a little vanilla, again, no chocolate. Imagine Creme Brulee crossed with Breakfast Stout. Some may consider that a bad thing, but I think it's great. Again, hardly any booze.

M - meh. Ignoring all other factors of this beer, the mouthfeel is indistinguishable from low-cost IPAs: thin, overly carbonated, and intrusive. The saving grace is the hidden alcohol.

O - a good beer, if not so good in the mouth. I'd love to try it on tap because I think the mouthfeel would benefit from kegging. Lagunitas continues to produce quality IMO.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into my tulip glass.

A-Poured a nice black color. Not the deepest black, but I can not see through. Formed a thick 2 inch light tan head with tons of bubbles. Leaves nice lacing. Really nice carbonation.

S-Smell is very unassuming. Coffee.

T-coffee, malts, hops, leaves a little burn on the after taste. Bitter.

M-People talked about this beer kind of being thin, but when I saw the lagunitas video on the beer I understood. They were going for this. I didn't mind the thinner mouthful. The body of this beer went well for what it was.

O-A nice beer. I going to gradually review this as it warms. It is really cold right now, and is kind of one note with mainly a coffee flavor. Wish maybe there was a bit more going on.

As the beer warms it gets a bit better. More depth of flavors for sure. I increased my rating slightly because of this.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz poured into tulip

A: Very dark brown with almost no light seen through the glass. Medium carbonation with a tan head if medium to small boubles that didn't linger much.

S: Alcohol comes first followed by roastiness and dry chocolate with some bitter coffee.

T: Dry dark chocolate, nice bitter coffee notes that work very well with the hoppiness of the brew, good balance of chocolate but definitely on the alcohol side, which is not bad.

M: Aftertase of bitter coffee, chocolate and booze, my favorite things. Warm after sipping, bitterness also lingers but overall mouthfeel is great.

O: This is a great beer and for its price I don't know why I don't hoar this must have brew. Coffee is definitely there but obviously works well with the roasted malt and bitterness of the hops.

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3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours black with a 2 finger dark tan head. Small trails and some blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- some coffee, light roast, dark fruits.

T- semi-sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, bitter coffee.

M- medium body and carbonation. A little light bodied but very easy drinking.

O- good beer, can't complain when you can get a bomber of 9% beer for $5!

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4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- just like coffee, it's a clear darkish brown when it pours but collectively seems black in the snifter. Heavy, firm tan refuses to budge. I'm like come on baby hurry up! If u look this good, I wonder what you taste like you little ratchet you. The lacing is thick and puffy like foam insulation and is definitely aiding in holding the head up.

S- that's a nice smell. Coffee isn't overbearing but is noticeably there, more so than the coffee aromas usually found in a big stout. Also cocoa and deeply roasted grains but not so much burnt. This one is on the sweet side. Somewhat citrus hops lend an acidic edge to the general earthy woodsy tobacco hazelnut soil & stone aroma.

T- now the coffee gets bizzy. Big, dark, bitter coffee (of a good quality) walks in stride with the roasted grain better was and herbal hop bitterness. That's 3 levels of bitter goodness, each distinguishable and defined, playing over a chocolate, almost fruity berry malt sweetness. Subtle hints of lemon zest, cream and coconut pull through near the finish giving this brew the overall impression of a big espresso shot with a little dollop of some lemon zest and raspberry infused cream. Only a mere sprinkle of sugar in this one though, as it finishes bitter and grainy with alcohol dryness. Well hidden alcohol.

MF- grainy powdery sandy husky extremely espresso feel. It's incredible. Feels exactly like a shot of espresso. Particles in suspension are so evident it's crazy, and the feeling stays on the cheeks for just long enough. Needless to say, this is a heavy Hittin big bodied bruiser. Some leafy hop feel is present but gets scraped away by unusually zesty carbonation. I could stand for it to be tighter and toned down a bit thinking it might achieve a creaminess, but that might be overtaken by the whole grainy particle feel so it's whatever.

D- very pleased with this one. Not so milky as cappuccino, but if you go into this one expecting a big snifter full of 9.2%abv espresso, you won't be disappointed. It's gettin me buzzed up too like I might go clean the house now idk. Great price at $5.99 as well.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served at cellar temp- about 57F first in a tulip then a snifter.
Slightly better in a snifter.

Very dark- brown-black color. One of the darker beers I have poured. Two finger head which shrinks to one finger or less.

Aroma- light lemon and coffee. The malt aroma was very strong.

Mouth feel: very smooth, hardly any carbonation. Very malty.

The taste was very lemon-coffee. Unlike most coffee stouts, the coffee in this stout is not over-accented. The coffee is prominent, but not burnt. It adds to the flavor's balance, and does not create an imbalanced flavor as in other coffee stouts I have tasted.

Overall- a smooth coffee stout- malty, and the coffee taste is not overdone.

Tomorrow I will finish the bomber- perhaps the coffee will be more accented, but at a cellar temp there is a mellower taste.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 4,457 ratings.
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