Willettized Coffee Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Willettized Coffee StoutWillettized Coffee Stout
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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our friends over at Kentucky’s own Willett Distillery have one kind of barrel: wood. And they put two things in them: Bourbon and Rye. We were fortunate enough to get some of their Bourbon barrels, and we put our Imperial Stout in them. It’s a chocolatey, coffee-y, smoky, Bourbon-y beast of a barrel-aged thing. Word.

Added by superspak on 08-20-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,148
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
438
pDev:
5.59%
 
 
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13
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Trade:
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodchip
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheHopsman
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aszatk01
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienArk
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of tight tan head. Great lacing & pretty good head retention


S: Coffee, raw barrel, vanilla & raw barrel booze once warm.


T: Coffee, roastyness & vanilla with raw barrel notes, plenty dryness. Caramel, a little raisin, figs , dark chocolate & barrel dryness as this warms. Finishes with a little caramel, coffee, roastyness & barrel dryness


MF: Fairly chewy, subtle carbonation that builds once warms. Boozey warmth once up to room temp


Lovely take on the style; a must buy IMHO

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2018 OneHitter Series 1 pint 6 oz bottle. Poured into a tulip glass. Purchased at Market Square in Birmingham, MI.

Pour: Black, black and some more black. Very small tan head that ends with a few clouds and a thin ring.

Nose: coffee, no surprise but plenty of sweet booze as well. Dark fruit, maybe burnt caramel. Nice but subtle.

Taste: for a coffee stout, exceptionally smooth and creamy with little bitterness. Coffee is there but well balanced with sweet (bourbon) and spicy(rye) booze. Burnt caramel, dark fruit, dark chocolate and some coffee/hops bitters on the backend round out a complex but balanced profile. This is exceptional.

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, creamy feel. But, not oily, relatively clean finish for a big stout.

Overall: could be just a good big stout feel night but I really like this. First time I've tried but will seek out another bottle. Other than the looks, which are ok, ranks with the better BA coffee stouts I've tried.

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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Donco
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Willettized makes it's triumphant return! In my opinion, the 2018 version is a bit more upfront with the coffee and chocolate, blending wonderfully with the base imperial stout.
Look is deep and dark with very little lacing in my tulip glass.
Smell is a beautiful hit of coffee, cocoa and dark fruits.
Then the first sip: Wow! Big hit of coffee, dark chocolate and underlying bourbon.
Just a smooth, well blended BA coffee stout. I was a bit disappointed that only bombers are available this year. But Lagunitas does a fantastic job of keeping their beers much more affordable than many other breweries.
Highly recommended.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm 1/2 thru my 22 bomber and this is real close to the amazing 2015 chocolate rye coffee bomb High Westified, my number 5 all time beer. This is better than the 2 BCBS i had last weekend, and cheaper at $10 per 22 vs $12 per 17 oz. Very similar to this year's incredible coffee, bourbon bomb KBS, my number 6 all time. What I'm saying is I think this will wind up at #7 all time for me ... in fact, I'm heading back to the store now to grab that case for $105. Worth every penny, this is fucking amazing. Chocolate, coffee bomb aged in rye, smooth as silk, actually feels more bourbon like, that's ok. Perfect now, and that case, well. Happy Birthday to me until New Years. I'd kill for a 2015 Westified to do a side by side right now, though I'm sure it's past it's prime. This will do.

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3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris_talarski
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Finally able to get a few bombers this year. Wonderful- Coffee is upfront and the balance is exceptional

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4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Willettized Coffee Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 438 ratings