deekyn (1251) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours very dark red/brown with 1 finger tight bubbled fluffy head with great retention. Some lacing. S - coffee, creamy chocolate, dough. Grainy, oaty, earthy notes as well. M - creamy, medium bodied, lighter than expected. Bitter, dry. T - coffee grounds, creamy chocolate, caramel up front. Grassy, oaty, notes on the palate. O - pretty good simplistic stout. 3.3
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Danyel (1073) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is strong of coffee, lactose, vanilla, sweet. Taste is smooth, silky, rich, bitter finish, full bodied, high carbonation. Overall, quite tasty.
bartlebier (1965) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber imported by & purchased at 10e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse 10/2014. Pours rather thin, ok off-white head. Straightforward aroma of Hershey’s pancake chocolate syrup, tobacco, liquorice and some cigar box. Same in taste on again a much thinner than expected palate: milk chocolate, cigar box, dried leaves, molasses. Did not deliver on the Imp or cappuccino promise, but very drinkable stout.
SlovakSniper (3353) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grosse bouteille engloutie dans mon camp de chasse. Une tête brune qui s’estompe rapidement flotte sur un liquide presque noir. Au nez, évidente des grains de café. Fraîcheur de torréfaction. Café qui donne une impression poivré et même de cannelle. Malts chocolatés en trame de fond et pointe de tabac. Au goût, domination du café et chocolat amer. Pointe d’alcool. Retour des épices. En bouche, un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement vif et une texture huileuse. En finale, amertume de café et impression terreuse et épicée. Facile à boire. Plaisant stout impérial qui tire 9.26%.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"one of Lagunitas’s’s’s’ best non hoppy beers. the body is just a touch thin, especially for 8%, but it’s pretty smooth, so the mouthfeel is nice. the coffee flavor is done to near perfection. great finish as well, with a subtle hop-bitter aftertaste with the coffee/chocolate."
Bahumat (123) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: 7/10. Dominant notes of raisin, coffee, molasses, lighter notes of vanilla and banana.
Appearance: 4/5. Pours a very deep, dark brown with a thin white head with nice lacing around the glass.
Taste: 9/10. Chocolate, coffee, molasses, raisin-prune, sour on the attack and sweet on the finish. Finishing notes are pleasant dark chocolate, raisin, and coffee. Yum.
Palate: 4/5. Smooth mouthfeel, astringently fizzy carbonation, with a nice generous finish described above.
Overall: 16/20. Yum. Would definitely help myself to again, though at 9.2% and a big bottle, this isn’t my idea of a session beer. I praise through faint damnations, though. Lagunitas has made a quality coffee stout here, and the overall score of 4 is well deserved.
maley1 (807) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, almost black pour with medium sized beige head. Aroma of cappuccino, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste of dark strong coffee, faint chocolate, hint of caramel, lactose and roasted malts. Full bodied , nice carbonation, bitter coffee finish. Very good imperial stout.
paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fenton Fire Hall...very aromatic and complex beer with fresh roasted coffee beans over an earthy malt base that is both clean and creamy. One of the best coffee stouts.
dresden (938) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Tony! Poor a dark brown with a small tan head. Sons is light roast coffee, slight vanilla. Taste is loud if bitter chocolate and coffee, not really n espresso roast but something lighter. Good stuff
radio_nowhere (912) - Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber into snifter glass, very deep brown color with tan head. Aroma of strong coffee, cream, roasted malt sweetness and some ash. Taste adds notes of cappuccino, char, milk chocolate, some vanilla and balanced earthy bitterness. Medium-heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with roasty coffee finish. Feels lighter than a 9% RIS but pretty nice ashy coffee stout.
Darkmagus82 (1816) - - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-8-13
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with a small tan colored head. The head fades quite quickly leaving a good level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – Coffee and chocolate mixed with a good caramel sweetness are the heaviest and the majority of the aroma on this one. Mixed with these smalls however are some other aromas of a light vanilla, some smells of an oaky nature as well as a light boozy smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a big dose of creamy and smooth chocolate and coffee. Some sweeter flavors of vanilla and caramel are present upfront and are soon met with some flavors of a more milky and creamy nature bringing a more milk chocolate mocha flavor to the brew. Soon a little bit of bitterness enters the taste as some more roasted malt and coffee flavors come to the tongue. Other more bitter flavors of an earthy hop taste come to the tongue more toward the end of the taste. This mixed with a more oaky taste ends up leaving a roasty cappuccino taste to the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is big and robust with a nice thick creaminess which matched the nice dark roasted malt and sweeter cappuccino flavor of the brew very well. This mixed with the lighter carbonation make for a fantastic sipper.
Overall – Quite delicious. A big sweet coffee/cappuccino stout with a nice smooth flavor profile and feel. Give it a chance if you can.