Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

Cappuccino StoutCappuccino Stout
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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - 4.5 - Medium brown on the pour, nearly black in the glass. Really nice cream colored textured head that endures a good while. The texture of the head is so nice. It almost had a drier look like virgin powder on the slopes.

S - 4.0 - Despite the lack of barrel aging, it smells unmistakeably woody on initial pour. There's a bit of coffee, a bit of sweet malty syrup, some very dark chocolate.

T - 4.25 - The namesake coffee is apparent for sure. In the aftertaste, there's a pretty notable bitterness that may not come all from the coffee, though this is only 30 IBU. The sharpness of this bitterness is very acute, yet the magnitude of it is within reasonable range. There's also some dark chocolate sweetness to offset it, particularly when warmer. The 9.2% booze is noticeable and, for me, welcome. Though I wonder if less booze-friendly raters will like that aspect as much. I get sort of a strong ale vibe off of it for that reason, except in stout form.

M - 4.5 - Given the lighter color and translucency on the pour compared to thick stouts, I thought this was going to be short of medium bodied. But it's a bit past it. Very pleasant mouthfeel.

O - 4.25 - This is an interesting, tasty, and high quality beer with a lot going on and in a good way. Well done.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint bottle poured into a Boulevard tulip glass. No bottled on date present.

A - Pours dark as the night with the tiniest little ruby dot showing through, where I am able to discern some bubbles rushing to the top. Frothy, creamy 2 finger mocha head chillin out on top.

S - Wonderful chocolate / vanilla hybrid type smell going on with a significant notion of hop bite. Smells pretty good so far.

T - Very bitter tasting stout, not much of a coffee taste at all at first, but the espresso bean flavor creeps out as the beer warms up. Warms the soul for damn sure within a few sips. Maybe just slightly over carbonated, for a stout, but it still feels good.

M - This brew definitely has a very creamy texture to it, which is very nice indeed. Slight coffee bean aftertaste lingering around, but nowhere near overwhelming.

In all, I'd say the Lagunitas crew achieved what they were going for. Nice 9.20% abv warms you up on winter's night nicely. Definitely worth drinking, but I would personally opt for one of Lagunitas's IPA offerings next time.

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout ---4/5

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoy lots of Lagunitas brews and was excited to try this one out! Poured into a snifter.

A- 2 fingers of head, which was a dark caramel color. Extreme amounts of lacing, and the beer itself was a dark brown color with some amber tones in the light.

S- Roasted malts right away, and it sort of dominated the smell. Not to complex as the espresso smell overwhelms it.

T- Dark roasted malt initially, with a bitter aftertaste of espresso. Small chocolate undertones.

M- Heavy and viscous with not much carbonation.

O- I honestly expected more from this beer. It was way too bitter for my liking, and I drink bitter espresso daily. Lack of complexity just leaves me wanting more.

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4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this bomber bottle out of a porter/stout glass.

A: Pours a dark black hue with ruby highlights with a thick dark brown 2-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace and partial trail down the glass.

S: Sweet malty aroma with a nice caramel, coffee, and chocolate presence

T: Dark rich ale with a nice malty sweetness. Strong chocolate and coffee overtones, with a nice malt background. Finishes on the sweet side.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a really good coffee stout. Went down way to easy.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77.7% out of 100 with 4,466 ratings
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