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: 4,514 |  Reviews: 1,363
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of deg
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark. The head had a tan tint to it. I could smell coffee and chocolate, and I think a hint of malt. An amazing taste, a mix of coffee and malt with a roasty aftertaste. I think I picked up a little chocolate in there as well. No alcohol burn. The beer was very easy to sip, maybe a little too easy.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mscudder
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A - Wow is this a pretty looking brew. Large dark tan head leaving average lacing. Brew itself is a very dark brown, completely opaque.

S - Roasted coffee, some smooth malts, chocolates and a bit of alcohol.

T - Hits with an initial bit of bitterness and follows with all the notes of the nose. I am also getting a bit of dark fruits and some more creamy espresso blend. As the beer warms I feel the tastes begin to soften and become more delicious!

M - Medium body with a solid malt backbone. Rich and creamy, I cannot imagine any better composition.

O - Overall this is one of my favorite coffee stouts for a variety of reasons. I feel the smooth, somewhat sweet, character of the beer is unique to most coffee stouts. It also remains a true stout, where I feel most coffee infused brews fall a bit short and feel almost empty. If you are a coffee lover I strongly recommend this brew.

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2.65/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours slightly-less-than-opaque dark brown with a hint of red. Finger of head doesn't last long and gives way to also brief lacing.
S- Roasted coffee beans, burned chocolate, bread. Roasted malts make more of an appearance as the beer warms.
T- Coffee, but not a particularly pleasant flavor of coffee, and not strong enough to be Cappuccino, then unsweet chocolate which mingles with a hop bitterness at the finish. Mild hoppy bitterness lingers on the palate. 9% is well concealed.
M- Smooth, but feels thin for the style. Slightly coating and a bit sticky. I'm finding that I'd like some water mid way through.
O- I'll pass on this next time. I'm not impressed and I imagine in a few weeks' time I'll barely remember this beer. Much better offerings of coffee stouts may be had for a couple bucks more.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

A - Pours a dark brown to black with a quickly vanishing tan head.

S - Notes of chocolate, coffee/cappuccino and dark fruit (cherries and blackberries)

T - Nice coffee flavor finishing with some hop bitterness. More chocolate on the finish too. Very tasty.

M - Smooth but thin and watery.

O - Another treat from Lagunitas. ABV is very well hidden and this was very easy to drrink on a rainy afternoon.

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3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a snifter.

A-Very dark brown color with a minimal head that leaves the cool looking coffee stout mocha brown ring.

S-roasted coffee and malt and some alcohol.

T-roasted malt flavors with that nice coffee backbone and a alcohol kick.

M-cool and creamy with enough carbonation and body to be a beer first.

O-a steady imperial stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a deep dark brown with hints of mahogany when held to the light, nice one finger tan head, that dissapates slowly and leaves a nice lacing.

S: a nice roastyness, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol, I felt like the coffe would be a bit more pronounced.

T: a lot like the aroma, mocha like mixin with chocolate and earthy hops, the hops were a bit unexpected actually, a light dark fruit and alcohol are also present.

M: a bit light for the style, with light carbonation, and a dry finish with a light earthy hop bitterness.

O- a decent brew, perhaps it would have been better if I had drank it fresher, however it is not really all that old. Especially seeing as the hops are still noticeable. I feel like this brew needed more coffe, and a thicker body.

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

Appearance: Virtually black. Pours a thick, creamy head.

Aroma: Roasted coffee and malt, a bit of alcohol burn.

Taste: Initial sharp bitterness, a combination of hops and espresso, which gives in to a smooth and robust, deep dark chocolate and roasted malt. Excellent!

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.

Overall: A very nice Coffee Stout with a strong and robust body to support the added coffee. It really has its own flavour. The strong ABV is not overwhelming, although it is evident. I think the beer could managed with slightly less alcohol just fine. Great beer though!

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown & ruby in color with a tan head that settles down very fast.

Smell: Espresso coffee beans & malty chocolate hints.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Thicker and chewy with the roasted espresso flavor upfront. Slight chalky dark chocolate feel come midway with a deep, richer full-bodied feel and flavor from the alcohol warms up the throat. Some drying occurs at the end, along with an undercurrent of heat from the alcohol. Aftertaste is of coffee beans. Nice balance between the malts & hops gives this Imperial Stout a pleasant taste and body. I tend to get a little bit of a spiked pepper/chili flavor that is ever so slight throughout the beer. The roasted flavor is the prominent characteristic.

Overall: Do you like Coffee? Check. Do you like Beer? Check! Combine the two and you get what you expect. A very well balanced Cappuccino Stout that is perfect as a breakfast companion, dessert pairing, or a stand alone. This one is buzz worthy!

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4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark black-brown color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of strong roasted coffee, espresso, burnt chocolate malts, and just a touch of raisin.

T - Starts off with some roasted coffee with a bit of bitter chocolate. Through the middle, much stronger coffee and espresso comes through with a bit of burnt flavor and a hint of raisin. The finish is a mix of black coffee, chocolate, burnt malts, and a hint of dark fruit.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really big and strong coffee flavors that really stand out, but still feel somewhat balanced and incorporated.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From 03/14/12 notes
*Bomber w/ a Nonic taster glass

A: Pour is a dark dark brown ale that is thin with a lighter mahogany toned edge. Yields a half finger of brown sugar color head that collars the glass leaving sticky streaks of lace.

S: Smells like a straight up cup of Joe. Real fresh brewed coffee with some nutty dark roast grain aromas.

T: Roast coffee that really comes through in the aftertaste. Highly kilned grains, burnt sugars, and dark fruits. Quite hoppy actually with a moderate amount of bitter tingle on it. A touch of sweetness and virtually no alcohol at 9%ABV. Dry tannic finish. Really tasty stuff. Loads of coffee flavs.

M: Mouthfeel is very light in body much like that of drinking a black coffee. Super drying finish.

D: Big coffee flavors and at $4.99 for the bomber it’s probably cheaper than Starbucks. Surprising amount of hoppiness. It works well without becoming harsh on the palate. The much lighter body is a bit of a letdown but does lend to a more accessible stout.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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