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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.26%
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Our Original Stout, brewed with real Hardcore Coffee from Sebastopol. 29.5 IBU 1.076 OG

2007, 8.3% ABV
2008, 8.29% ABV
2009, 9.26% ABV
2010, 8.8% ABV


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany-brown body with a small foamy tan head. Smells sweet, cookiesh, with coffee in the background among some toffee and caramel notes. Chocolate flavour with some coffee spritziness and maple sugars. As it finishes one can find some increasing hop flavour. Oily finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Ink black pour with mahogany hues. Creamy, foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and roasted malts. As it warmed the true coffee and cappuccino flavors came through, not overpowering, quite enjoyable. Medium bodied and smooth. Another nice brew from Lagunitas.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Poured from bottle. Dark, tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of sweet coffee...I agree with the rater below. I dont really think this tasted like cappuccino at all. However, it was a very decent coffee flavored beer. The sweetness over powered the bitter dark coffee flavor and for me, that was a good thing. This was a very drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2007
I knew very little about this beer when I tried it. While I wouldn’t call it excellent, I would say that is very much what I expected from a "cappucino stout." This beer poured with a reddish-brown color, with LOTS of tan head. Aroma and flavor were both of coffee, but with a bit of sweetness added. It is a bit like a coffee stout might be, but with less coffee flavor and more sweetness. So, mission accomplished as far as making a beer that tastes as it is named. Lacing on this beer is beautiful, like a sheet on the far side of the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1498) - Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2007
This starts with an aroma of coffee that has been sweetened with sugar. It pours black with red visible when held up to light and the little head that comes is a dark tan, the color of crema from an espresso shot. It has a slight flavor of coffee to it, with a nice long finish. Not my favorite coffee stout, but not a bad one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2007 Bottle (650ml). Shared with mds and tupalev, my bottle. Opaque ruby-black pour, small beige head. Almost burnt thick malt aroma, sweet coffee, black cherry syrup, mild green hops, some alcohol - pretty nice. Taste IS burnt - burnt caramel malt, thick sweetness in the background, not much coffee (more like a turkish coffee) but increasing bitterness in the long finish. Oily, silky mouthfeel, lightly acidic - reminded me of Creme Brulee - very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2007
growler copped at andy’s. i was happy this is better than any other lagunitas i had. roast coffee creamy stout...tastes like uh cappuccino!? the alcohol is hidden nicely. its pretty thin for a stout but still pretty sexy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2007
2.6.07 On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar. A really nice little stout. Pretty nice coffee and chocolatey flavors. Overall, very good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Not much of an aroma. Very average. There was not a real cappuccino flavor to it, as I would have expected. Smooth and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 3, 2007
Lagunitas continues to impress. Dark pour with an off white head. Aroma was not easily detectable. Flavor is chocolate with a bit of coffee. Rich flavor and well balanced. Bitter slightly acidic finish. My favorite from Old Chicago’s winter beer tour.


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