Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of PeterIngemi
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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Photo of July2Nov
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown color with a one finger khaki colored head.

S: Espresso is there, but a lot more muted than I expected. Big roasted aroma as well.

T: Coffee, thick roastiness, smoke, and some unsweetened baking chocolate. Mouthfeel is really thick and way too syrupy. Not really a fan of this one.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of hosehead83
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a wine goblet.
Dark brown/black in color with ruby highlights. Nice looking thick head of tan foam.
Aroma-Roasted coffee, faint citrus note
Taste-French roast coffee/cappuccino, citrus zest. Smooth and creamy. Alcohol not evident. Great character and coffee flavor. Highly recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich brown hue more reminiscent of coffee than a black stout. Head poured a finger of frothy tan foam. Not a bad looking beer.

Smell: rich aroma of charred grains and sweet fruity malt characteristics; I'm getting raisin, tobacco and even some chili aromas. There's also a bit of coffee in with the mix. I like it a lot, but it is a little bit rough-edged; it could use some smoothing on those harsh roasted grains.

Taste: harsh roasted grains and vegetal hops inform the flavor of this one. I wish it tasted more like its aroma. None of the complex subtle fruit is here; it's a strong stout with some blown-out bitter flavors. Decent, but not great.

Mouthfeel: big body with a good carbonation and a silky smooth texture. I quite like it.

Overall: my hopes were really dashed by the flavor here, since I like the aroma quite a lot. This is still a decent stout, but I don't think it lives up to what it could be.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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