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Bourbon Barrel Cappuccino Stout | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.11/5
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74 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
1lb of coffee in mash and whirlpool; aged for 1 year in a Heaven Hill barrel.

Added by illidurit on 07-13-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
74
pDev:
14.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Cl88
1/5  rDev -75.7%

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.71/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a dark brown near black with a small tannish cap

S: Way to much bourbon and not enoough everything else

T: Way to much booze and bourbon. The cappucino, cocoa and other notes are minimized.

M: For me it was thin, boozy, overcarbonated

O: Nothing enjoyable about this beer.

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3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of irongator
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of jale
3.47/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at HopCat's wood aged festival

A: Pours a light brown with little head.

S: Bourbon and coffee.

T: Loads of bourbon upfront followed by slightly sweet coffee. The booze is light. The finish and aftertaste is a very nice coffee.

M: Medium body with weak carbonation.

O: I liked the finish on this. Needed more carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of robertsp
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Black Squirrel in DC. Served in a taster glass. Pours a very dark brown with a thin light mocha head and some spots of lacing. The nose carries a heavy dose of bourbon on top of a bit of chocolate. A bit of roast and vanilla in the background. Flavor is similarly dominated by bourbon, making this a bit one dimensional, yet still nice. Body is medium-full with low-average carbonation and a bit of booze through the finish. A fine enough barrel-aged beer, but not something I’d seek out again.

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3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown pour, small tan head 1/4". The bourbon barrel was very faint in the aroma. Had some brown malt feels to it.

Taste had the heat, but not the bourbon flavor or malt roasting. The cappucino of the base beer was never huge, and its even more absent here. Mild residual sweetness.

I dunno, haven't been overly impressed with their barrel program. Hoppy beers though. . . damn good. Not that this was bad by any means, I'd drink it again if it were on tap.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of womencantsail
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The beer pours a very dark brown color with a small, soapy, off-white head.

S: Bourbon comes through on the nose along with a somewhat mild coffee aroma (despite being a coffee beer). As expected, a bit of vanilla and a strange spice note of cinnamon, but it goes nicely with the bit of oatmeal cookie and toffee aromas.

T: On the palate, the vanilla stands out quite nicely with the bourbon flavor being a bit less pronounced. Some mild fruit notes and a fairly minimal coffee flavor. A light oatmeal sort of flavor along with molasses, toffee, and a mild spice.

M: Unfortunately, the body is a bit light/thin. The carbonation is on the lower end of medium.

O: Good aromas and decent flavors, but sort of lacking in terms of mouthfeel.

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Photo of BeeGinner
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Mick-e-d
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Squirrel the other day. Beer is brown / black with a thin brown head with no lacing and a little retention.

Aroma is boozy and strong with a big big presence.

Beer is relatively thin and the beer is all booze all the time. It is strong it is all liquor and a little sweet. Overall it is a fine beer but not a great barrel aged beer.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glas.

Look – jet black, as one would expect, but with a very thin layer of khaki-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell – thick, syrupy, roasted type of quality. I don’t smell a lot of coffee bean in it, or at least not initially.

Taste – strong bitter taste from the hops right from the get go. But the coffee flavor actually seems to help mellow out the bitterness a bit, at least in the middle of the taste. The bitterness comes back in the finish though.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced overall, with a filmy aftertaste.

Overall – not a bad tasting brew at all, and decently interesting to think about!

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Bourbon Barrel Cappuccino Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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