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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Ratings: 4,466 |  Reviews: 1,348
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lagunitas Cappucino Stout has a dark brown body that is opaque at its core but slightly translucent and ruby colored at its edges. The head is a solid slab of small brown bubbles and both the retention and lacing are good.

The aroma is of iced coffee, with hints of chocolate and roast thrown in.

Coffee is the strongest flavor in this one, but it isn't completely dominant. A hint of hops come through in the beginning, bringing both citrus and pine as well as bitterness. Roasted malt and hint of baker's chocolate come through as well. The coffee flavor itself is pretty good, avoiding any bitter or acrid flavors.

The mouthfeel is smooth and the carbonation is pretty active.

This is yet another Lagunitas beer that I have enjoyed. The brewery keeps earning more and more respect from despite the fact that I did not love the first offerings that I tried. The ABV in this one is hidden quite well.

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Photo of perennialpursuit
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of evilkalla
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bomber into my arrogant bastard ale glass.

A: Pours very dark brown, not quite black, with a quarter inch of head. The head dissipated pretty quickly but it left some lacing on the glass. Not bad.

S: Dark malts, some chocolate, and coffee notes. Subtle but nice.

T: Dark roasted malts with a huge coffee backbone. A decent level of hop bitterness as well but nothing extreme. Slightly sweet on the finish, and very smooth. Very nice.

M: Solid mouthfeel.

O: Very good brew from Lagunitas. Their brews always seem to be great and this is no exception.

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Photo of animortician
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of WrathsU
4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black body with a thin albeit long lasting khaki head. Vigorous pour yielded little head. Lacing is fantastic.

S - Strong fresh roasted coffee aroma. No bitterness or astringency to it just pure coffee. Some chocolate and cream smell swirl around as well. Perhaps just a touch of vanilla and caramel.

T - Extra bold freshly ground coffee flavor up front. Great earthiness balanced along with a wonderful malt bill. Definitely some caramel and vanilla helping out the coffee. Get some faint tobacco towards the end which is nice.

M - Light-Medium bodied with good carbonation level and no alcohol burn despite the 8.8% abv.

O - A very delightful coffee beer. The stout really helps accentuate the coffee in this beer and I think the two are at great levels. A lot of coffee beers you get either too much of one or the other and this beer has just nailed it. Definitely give this one a shot if you see it.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a deep midnight black with a brown head.

The aroma is a very robust coffee with roasted malts in the background.

Coffee and roasted malts also dominate the taste, with a slight hint of oak and maybe a little vanilla. It's light-medium bodied and is extremely easy to drink which can be rare for a stout.

This offers a lot of flavor and is easy to drink; not the best stout I have ever had, but very good.

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Photo of SanDiegoCraftFan
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Slikpitt
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Rocketman8911
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of DM1293
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste - Up front Cappuccino, with a roasted sort of malt in the back. A chocolate-y taste is the finish, with the bitterness coming to round it out. It doesn't balance it, so it does come off bitter after, with the roasty malt accompanying it.

Overall - I like it. Its not balanced, but its still a pretty darn good stout. The flavors are what they're supposed to be, and nothing really rubs me the wrong way but the finish, which is a little bitter...and yet, its pretty mellow for this style of stout.

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Photo of Beertrader60657
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SteinTilter
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of radlleb
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of Heatwave33
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature Glass.

Color: Deep dark brown with a brown head.

Smell: Strong coffee up front. Followed by toasted malts with a hint of vanilla and oak.

Taste: Same as the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, lightly coarse with a medium dryness on the palate.

Overall: Has a nice great BIG coffee flavor and aroma. Medium bodied with a great balance. This is a definite coffee lovers choice. Cheers.

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Photo of pjs234
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dcook11
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter

Appearance: Looks like black coffee, if a tad hazy and with a moderate tan head. Decent retention and lacing.

Smell: Modest roasty malt aroma, with light-medium roast coffee competing for dominance, but in a nice, well-balanced way.

Taste: Coffee flavor in the forefront from start to finish, but there's also a solid malt base and a touch of earthy/spicy hops. The malt base could be richer, but then the excellent malt/coffee balance might be off. Unusual bitterness profile with more, or at least as much, bitterness mid-taste as in the coffee-flavored finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ body with excellent carbonation; very smooth.

O: Easy to drink, refined coffee-stout with great mouthfeel. Limited bitterness given the substantial coffee component that leaves a lasting aftertaste. Excellent cold but improves with a bit of warming.

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Photo of mmmaaattt
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MrVonzipper
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of keanlacrosse
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of BeezNeezy22D
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Forb
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle...

Appearance: Translucent ruby aura within the brown body of this stout. Alcohol coats the inside of the glass with a strong coffee lacing.

Smell/Taste: Sebastopol's "Hard Core Coffee" is most prevalent within both of these elements. Most minor hop within the nose but not so much on the palate. Alcohol is fairly well hidden but not completely at 9% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Minor carbonation amid a medium to full body.

Overall: Most worthwhile for me is the warm belly and the nice alcohol rush this one exudes. Each element falls just short for me though.

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Photo of WorldOfBeerCraft
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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