Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 4,509 |  Reviews: 1,359
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Briken
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with light red highlights and tan frothy head with good retention. Strong espresso aroma. Coffee up front with light chocolate and roasted notes with a good milky sweet balance and low bitterness. Smooth and silky feel with a lightly creamy texture.

This one is really focused on the coffee which is as it should be in a coffee stout. It has a good balance in flavor and the aroma is simple but powerful. It’s like a Cuban coffee with alcohol, intense and enjoyable and not to mention affordable.

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Photo of WesM63
2.88/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my Deschutes tulip

A: Pours a dark brown with a light brown 1/2 finger head. Little to no head retention and minor lacing.

S: Faint coffee and vanilla, some roasted malts and chocolate hiding in there as well.

T: Bitter coffee up front, some roasted malt middle with a faint creamy vanilla finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: A let down. I get very very little coffee/espresso in the nose or in the flavor. To even get it to come through I have to agitate the crap out of it. A muddled mess that could use lots of refinement.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of DocJitsu
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent dark brown with a quickly dissipating root beer head. Aroma is characterized by notes of chocolate, coffee, and tobacco barn. The flavors are unique, balanced, clever, and fun. Flavors of coffee and green olives make this a very interesting beer. That, combined with the creamy, viscous, appealing mouthfeel make this a magnificent beer. Lagunitas is hit and miss, but this is a success.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a deep brown into a pint glass, 1/4" tan head that stayed for a while. very sweet smells of milk, cocoa, coffee, vanilla bean, nuts, roasted grains. roasted coffee taste up front followed up by a sweet lactose taste. hints of vanilla bean and oatmeal. for being a 9% stout, it has no alcohol taste present, which is a very dangerous thing! a very creamy mouthfeel, full bodied with moderate carbonation. decent amounts of lacing too. this a damn near perfect stout overall. very flavorful, very pretty looking, very aromatic. there's barely anything to improve, aside from making the switch from a seasonal to year round!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of flayedandskinned
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No bottle date
Poured into a classic Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a deep, translucent black a finger and a half tan head that recedes disappointingly fast, leaving very little lacing behind.

Aroma: Pretty low key for an imperial stout. Roasted malts, faint chocolate, leafy green hops and surprisingly little lacing.

Taste: Light herbal hops up front that fade into notes of baker's chocolate and fresh black coffee. Finishes with off dry with slightly nutty, bitter roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Thin Bodied, with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall: I was expecting a very full bodied and textured, coffee forward stout, Instead what I got was a shockingly thin bodied imperial stout with some slight notes of coffee. If this was a 5 percent Dry Irish Stout, fine, but when I try a 9% percent imperial stout, I don't want a thin, refreshing stout. I think with some tweaking in the malt bill this can be a very good stout.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of nickfl
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured with one finger of off white foam on top of an opaque, dark brown body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves moderate lace on the glass.

S - Some chocolate and nutty caramel with a hint of mocha.

T - Thick malt with notes of bittersweet chocolate and espresso up front. Some nutty caramel character in the middle with a roasted note. Finishes with sweet, dark chocolate and more coffee character that combine for a distinctly sweet, mocha aftertaste that reminds me of good truffles.

M - A fairly thick, oily body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Very nicely done, this beer combines coffee with the rich sugary potential of a sweet stout in a very effective way. It finishes sweet, to the point that I would call it out as a flaw if it didn't somehow work so damn well. One of the best from a brewery that makes quite a few excellent brews.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: single finger head with little retention and not much lacing on a deep brown body with light passing through.

S: definitely has a nice cappuccino/espresso presence but the vanilla is the dominant aroma with roasted malt intermixed. Oddly enough, tomato as well which may be a weird combo of coffee and vanilla. Oak notes as well.

T: milk chocolate and vanilla up front with mild hops quickly fades to a burnt toast and bitter espresso finish.

M: moderate carbonation and lighter body than expected but still medium to full bodied.

Overall: I enjoy all coffee stouts so I tend to grade these higher. This one is nicely complex and captures a nice coffee flavor while reducing the coffee bitterness.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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