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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GClarkage on 10-20-2004

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Reviews: 1,321 | Ratings: 4,348
Photo of ChinaskiWMA
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is the best flavored stout I've had in ages. It tastes like a stout with the flavor of the grain not overwhelmed with sweetness and coffee flavor. It is true to the form but very nicely flavored. The cappuccino moniker is appropriate because there is a certain creamy flavor not sure if it's brewed with milk but tastes like it. This is a well balanced beer. My only criticism is I wish it had a heftier mouth feel. If you enjoy a flavored stout but don't go in for all the sweet crap most breweries are producing, this is for you!

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Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.91/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle into snifter. A little lighter than Old Rasputin, but still a warm black. Aroma is coffee and chocolate and malt and so it the wonderful taste. The feel is smooth, not overly carbonated. A terrific Stout. Knew Lagunitas knew ales, but this Stout is a revelation. Ranks right up there.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a 22 oz bottle -

Color is dark brown and fairly opaque - almost no head or lacing. Smell is dark roasted malts and coffee with a touch of cocoa. Flavor is strong coffee - more one-dimensional than the best in this class. Body is a little thinner that I expected - probably medium/full with minimal carbonation. Overall, a very good stout.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Deep mahogany (near black) with 1 finger of creamy tan head. Some light penetrates the edges.

Espresso, roasted barley, dark chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut.

Deep roasted barley, espresso, and dark chocolate. Caramel, hazelnut, and dark candy syrup. Hints of raisin and prune. Finishes with an earthy roastiness and a touch of smoke.

Medium-plus bodied, silky, oily, and warming.

A solid coffee stout with plenty of espresso flavor. You really can't beat it for about $6 a bomber.

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

L - Pitch black, with 1 finger of tan head. No lacing and no clarity

S - Chocolate, sugar, coffee

T - Coffee, espresso for sure, sugar, malty grains

F - Rich, full body, medium carbonation

O - A tasty imperial coffee stout. Well done

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Photo of Trosevear
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark black with a nice fluffy brown head.

S: Coffee, Dark malts, and chocolate.

T: Bitterness from the coffe with a mild sweetness from chocolate.

F: full boddied mouth feel that leaves you wanting to drink more.

O: Good flavour ABV doesnt show unless it gets warmer then it really shows through. Lots of bitterness from the coffee in there, a great beer from Lagunitas would definatly have agin.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great amount of coffee flavoring, as you'd expect. The relatively high level of alcohol doesn't show through as much as you'd expect, and it lets it's genuine flavor shine.

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Photo of Prasm
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The look is not quite as dark as your typical stout. The nose reveals expressive scents of cocoa, coffee, and vanilla bean - I like it a lot. The taste is dominated by coffee and dark chocolate with a mouth-feel very much like that last sip of a strong cup of coffee with just a few grounds in the bottom of the cup. I'm really favoring stouts at the moment and have to say this is definitely one of the better ones I've tried.

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Photo of Nunya
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly good considering the rating.
L: Almost as good as any coffee stout that I've had with a little thinner head
S: Coffee very present which is a good thing
T: Just a tad on the bitter side but not sweet as expected
F: A little thin but not bad
O: I'm a big fan of coffee stouts and this is not far behind great ones like Jackie O's Java the Stout, Founders Breakfast Stout/KBS, Beer Geek Brunch and Peche Mortel. Overall very surprised considering the relatively low rating. I will get this again.

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

Dark, cola like, good head on pour that doesn't last well. Deep notes on the smell. Tasty stout, nice mild spice from the coffee flavors on the aftertaste. First stout from Lagunitas I've had in a mason jar, not bad presentation overall.

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a lace of head. Smell is quite sweet with coffee aromas. Very dry and very bitter. Goes down surprisingly easy. Overall, this is a top notch imperial stout.

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Photo of MarkQ617
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured the bottle into a pint glass. Serious head and lacing, very light tan. The color is a deep, deep brown. This bottle is just big enough and just dark enough to make you feel inadequate. The flavor is outstanding. Just the perfect amount of roasted malt, smoke, and coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Quite possibly the best coffee stout I have had.

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle.

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a reddish tint when held to light. Head is one finger of mocha color that dissolves quickly into a thin layer that rests atop the brew. There is some lacing especially through the first few sips.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, and subtle notes of earthy hops.

T: Cappuccino, bitter-sweet dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, vanilla, toffee, and some earthy hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied for it's style, mild carbonation, smooth and creamy with a pleasant ever so slight bitterness at the finish.

O: I really enjoy this beer. It makes a great complement to breakfast or a great late night semi-sipper. The nose leaves some to be desired but wow is the taste great. I recommend this one to any fan of the style especially considering the $5 price tag. It always has a place in my heart come winter.

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Photo of Illmaticzx
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A No head, deep dark brown, not black
S dark and milk choc, some hops Roasted coffee
T coffee, chocolate, hops a little bitter (detracts) a little alc on the back end
M med to full
O too hoppy for a coffee stout too bitter to be easy drinking and highly enjoyable

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Photo of macher0
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This has a nice and frothy head, but a fairly thin body. The nose is domestic yeast, dark malts, and coffee. This stout has a full body, but is not thick or sticky. The taste gets bitter from the hops and a nice flavor from the added coffee. I will also mention this really needs to warm up. This stout is defiantly better as it warms.

This is a great shelf stout, which cannot be beat for the price (around six bucks). I do not think I would cellar this, but I will buy when I get he chance.

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Photo of chessiejackson
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great brew. Amazing coffee aroma with a bit of sweetness. Flavor holds the "cappuccino" title. Creaminess and a hint of vanilla if If my judgement is correct.

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Photo of OsoRojo
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$4.99 makes this an exceptional value...2015 updated review, tried the "2014 Vintage-ized" release, a tad heavy on them coffee side, slight downgrade from where I was a year ago with this one.

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Photo of JTritle
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Having expected better from Lagunitas, I don't understand why this is rated so highly. It simply doesn't compare to the best in its category. I'd rather drink a Founders Breakfast Stout, any day.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bottle

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout filled my snifter with a very dark brown almost black color. Atop sat a 1-finger beige head that sank quickly to form a ring of light foam. The aroma, as expected is dominated by dark roasted coffee. The flavor is all about dark roasted malts. Espresso coffee, chocolate and burnt toast come to mind. The mouth feel is medium-full to the thick side, rich, and light-creamy. Carbonation is just right.

Overall, if you like coffee you will like Cappuccino Stout...Oh, great value too. Nice job Lagunitas!

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Photo of Gear54
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle into a snifter

Pour is a dark brown with 1 finger of thick kaki foam. Foam fades leaving streaky lace in the glass. little carbonation

Smell is sweet and malty. Not too much aroma here.

Taste is much better than smell. Nice roasted malts and bitter sweet chocolate with some dark roast coffee and vanilla

Feel is average taste fades quick for suck a heavy beer. Flavors coat well bit I would love for them to last a bit longer.

Overall a sold beer

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours exceptionally dark black. Tan frothy thick head with fantastic lacing thru out. Smells sweet and malty. Taste is phenomenal, little bit of bittersweetness with hints of coffee and malt. Not to boozy for a higher abv stout. Actually perfect. Expected nothing less from Lagunitas. Bravo!

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Mostly black in color with a very dark brown hue as well. Pours a thick four finger width head that is tan in color.

Aroma- Coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and milk chocolate.

Taste- Coffee bitterness is present at first and into the finish. The coffee gives way for moment to vanilla and chocolate flavors which balance out the coffee and roasted malts nicely. The finish sees more coffee bitterness along with the coffee/vanilla sweetness.

Feel- Medium/ full bodied, creamy, medium carbonation.

Overall- Pretty much nails everything for a coffee stout with big roasty coffee flavors, but enough sweetness to balance it out. Definitely in the ball park of the likes of an FBS, but not quite as good. For the price and quality this is a great beer.

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Photo of zac16125
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip

A: Opaque black with some browning on the edges, an overly aggressive pour yields 3+ fingers width of tan head that has excellent retention before dissipating down and leaves tons of lacing. 4.25

S: Tons of coffee plus semi sweet cocoa. Roasted malt, cream, some oaky herbaceous notes. 4.25

T: Coffee bitterness, roasty, oaky, cocoa, cream. 4

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the higher end and is a bit much for the style IMO, ABV is very well masked, drinkability is good. 3.75

O: Very good beer. Lagunitas is such a solid brewery. 4

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Photo of justinp444
4.73/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass it is a dark dark amber brown stout with a beige head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and sweet cream. Taste is a creamy roasted exspresso with a slight slight bitter at the end, it has a full mouth feel and a great smooth flavor.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap. They poured it too cold, so it had no head and no smell until I warmed it with my hands. The flavors were exceptional and changing as it warmed. Mouthfeel creamy and smooth, a reel delight. A real coffee lovers dream. I'm going to find in bottles so I can try at proper temp. .

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Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 4,348 ratings.
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