Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

very good
4,459 Ratings
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: 4,459 |  Reviews: 1,347
Photo of Timtac
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JacobJGS
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drstalker
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TIG_show
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The best coffee flavored beer I can remember having. The coffee flavor is very prominent and stays throughout the entire beer. Very dark body with a dark tan head, this beer was a very welcome surprise, although most of what comes from Lagunitas is pretty good. If you like stouts and coffee, this is the one for you, and at just $5 a bomber and 9.2% with a low IBU, it's very drinkable.

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Photo of jmaskell33
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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Photo of Bluegrass49
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grue_soda
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GtBoros
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raycoll
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevepat
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look is a lovely dark brown that picks up some coppery tones through the light with a thick, chocolate mouse head that lingers.
Smell is coffee soaked raisins. Sweet and tart and hinting at a booziness that you usually find in bourbon stouts.
Taste is very bitter. Lots of coffee and a hint of chocolate and that ever present Lagunitas hoppy backbone. The raisins and bourbon in the nose don't come through hardly at all.
Feel is a little thin for my taste with a stout. Very clean but not really what I look for in a stout. Has the staying power of a much lighter beer.
Overall a strong showing from Lagunitas. I like their Russian Imperial a bit more as a stout but this one doesn't disappoint and really highlights the coffee flavor. Also works well with their ubiquitous hop presence. Also, though I'm drinking this one on a particularly rainy night here in norcal, a great stout for the warmer months. And probably a good choice for folks who like the drier stout style, and at 9% they aren't holding anything back. Certainly a beer any Lagunitas fan would never be disappointed by.

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Photo of PaulElk
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ok medium brown pour. Head sticks around for awhile. Smell of hops and with my tongue, taste of hop bitterness. To some it balances the nuances of the coffee/chocolate creaminess. I get the hop flavor more than anything else so for me it reminds me of Storm King. Still good and perhaps I'll develop a like for the bitterness in time. Will age one just to see

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Photo of matcris
3.19/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black with a finger+ of tan foamy head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is very mild. This was bottled about 2 months before I am reviewing it. Some sweet cream, and I really have to dig for the wee bit of mocha I'm getting off this. The boozy, a tiny bit astringent, coffee and chocolate are there, but, very laid back. Huh. The feel is medium body, very dry, and a little below average carbonation. Overall, first disappointment from these guys. Too boozy, and not nearly enough Java for a CAPPUCCINO stout.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brocktune
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of princessbay710
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is brown black with a light tan head. Smell is mildly astringent, but with something sweet behind it. Mouthfeel is fantastic, taste doesn't remind me much of a cappuccino, just quite a basic, yet delicious stout. Would enjoy again!

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark black beer with a caramel brown head. Nice bubbles make a spotty, luscious looking lace as I sip on this underpriced stout.

Good caramel malt, coffee smell, pretty typical for the style with a little bit of alcohol thrown in. Pleasing to drink, with the dark roasted malt, espresso, and a little bit of bready taste coming through. The alcohol remains as light as the smell. Goes down smooth and is only lightly dry after a minute or two of not drinking. A little bit creamy. Cool cocoa addition rounding out the dark cappuccino beer.

Feels a little lighter than I expected, really gulpable. I feel it deserves a higher rating then the BeerAdvocate average. It really is well priced for a 22 oz and doesn't lack any qualities that some of the higher priced ones have. We're talking minute differences here. It may not be the best stout out there but this is a damn good beer and deserves over a 4.

Nice buzz too. Forgot to check when it was bottled but it either has aged well or comes out smooth from the start. Seems to get lighter as I continue drinking. Cheers to Lagunitas for the awesome beer.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark brown, nearly black color with a moderate tan head. It dissapates to a steady and thin film, ringlike crown and lacing.
In the nose there are aromas of coffee, cocoa, vanilla, cream, dark berries and even a hint of alcohol towards the end. These aromas certainly make their presence felt, but are not in your face. Bold yet mellow.
There is a lot of good stuff going on in the mouth. It is fluffy, creamy, full bodied, yet light on its toes. What I really like about this one is that beyond the espresso, nutty, roasted and caramel malt flavor, there is a creamy coating that seems to be tinged with a minty, even menthol like coating that lighten things, adds a coolness and keeps things light, refreshing and drinkable. In the middle palate, there is a modest hops bitterness that adds a nice balance. Further still, as the drink warms, the body becomes heavier and chewy, some dark fruit flavors come out, and finally there is an alcohol spiciness that is warming.
A really nice stout overall. Complex, yet drinkable and accessible. I will buy again.

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Photo of EternalHoppiness
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaketaz
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yogi_Sanandy
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akolb
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours inky black with a 2'' cocoa head. Aroma of coffee, cream, roast. The coffee comes through strongly in the flavor, with an intense acrid bitterness and a dark chocolate finish. Tastes very burnt and alcoholic. Some dark fruit. This beer is a little unruly while young (about 1 month), with incredibly powerful burnt flavors. I feel like a year of aging would significantly improve things.

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 4,459 ratings.
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