Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours an opaque, very dark brown body with an initially large tan head that quickly settles down to a one-finger height doing some fancy lacing as it does so. The aroma is light for the style, a pleasant smell of fresh coffee with a touch of roasted barley. The mouthfeel is smooth, if a bit thin. It tastes of bitter coffee (like Mom used to make) with runny chocolate and a nutty bitterness. There’s an element of mineral water in the finish that’s distracting and keeps me from rating this higher.
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unclemattie (4305) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Black color. Light tan head. Aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Not really of roasted malt but of coffee. Nice refeshing flavor. Very smooth and creamy texture. A wierd aftertaste long in the finish is of natural unbuttered popcorn. Wierd, mostly lots of coffe though. brutalbitter would enjoy this beer!
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color with brown head. Aroma is of roasted coffee, chocolate, and malt. Bitter coffee flavor with sweet chocolate malts. Smooth mouth feel.
Kevin (2118) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. light black that is brown on the edges and a gray tan head that does not last long. nice coffee and cream nose. some light toffee, and a touch of roast are around too. chocolate, toffee, bitter coffee. a bit thin. a lingering candy flavor. not licorice, but something similar but sweeter. i scrolled through the ratings a bit, and i think rootbeer is what i am getting here, but not the real rootbeer taste, but the brachs hard candy rootbeer. the coffee is still the main flavor here the rest is just accents to it.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium offwhite head. Smells of cappuccino and cream with chocolate notes. Tastes like chocolate and coffee and cream very smooth but not very complex or prominent tastes.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brigid’s. Coffee-chocolate cappucino roat, like walking by a bean shop in the ol’ nose. chocolate covered coffee beans. black with a garnet tinge and a short tan head. flavor as per aroma, and perfectly so. slightly bitter palate, with the feel of a drop of milk poured in a cappucino (this was labeled coffee stout at the bar, so it really did bring cappucino to mind on its own). Creamy, full finish. Quite excellent.
shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 My sister brought a couple bottles of Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout back for me from NYC. Thanks Sis! --
I first sampled this beer on 11/24/2006 and my initial ratings were 747312. Today (12/03/2006) it’s time to put up the Christmas tree and thought that it would be nice to enjoy the other bottle of this beer since it was a gift...
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout Ale pours a very dark amber brown color and is clear. It is mildly carbonated and has a dense light brown head/crown that leaves splotchy lacing. The aroma is weak coffee with cream and some roasted malt. The flavor is a blend of cappuccino (coffee and a touch of cream), hints of chocolate, and some roasted malt. The finish is slightly dry and has that lingering coffee-like bitterness. This is a well balanced coffee beer since the coffee is well integrated into the overall flavor rather than just tasting like coffee. The alcohol is also well hidden. This beer has a light to medium body and goes down pretty smooth - smoother than cappuccino actually! Very good and goes wonderfully with the Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with Marzipan bar I am enjoying with it!
22 oz bottles, gifts from sister.
freekyp (1551) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A medium-bodied stout with a heavy black roast coffee character and accompanying bitterness near the tail of the swallow. Pours a dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is light coffee with cream. A nice slick muothfeel rounds things out. Very good, but not a top contender.
Dorwart (2409) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin wisp of head. Very low carbonation. Sweet aroma with a little bit of chocolate and coffee. Sweet malts. Color is a very dark brown. Lively in the mouth and pretty refreshing. Lighter body than first expected but quite tasty. More sweet roasted malts, molasses, chocolate and a bit of coffee. A very nice combination of flavors. No real bitterness. Finish is pretty clean with a light lingering roastyness. A pretty good stout. The coffee presence is not dominant which is nice.
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black as tar with a thick and fluffy off-white head. Surprisingly, I noticed a extra hop presence in the aroma. This was followed by chocolate and coffee. Yumm. The taste is rich and full with a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Notes of licorice were also found among the obvious coffee taste. I think the licorice eccentricities must be due to the hops??? Anyway, a wonderful brew to enjoy on a Thanksgiving Eve.