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RATINGS: 1508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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


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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glenD (30) - - JAN 2, 2013
One sentence. Iím from Texas. Iíve eaten bluebell ice cream my entire life. If you mix Hersheyís syrup into big bowl of Bluebell vanilla ice cream and let it sit a while it makes a killer milkshake taste. This beer tastes exactly like that. Itís like a vanilla ice cream mixed with Hersheyís chocolate. Itís freaking rad. Great stout. Next time I will get some dessert to eat while drinking it. Buy it. Drink with Ice Cream.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2933) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark ruby-brown colour with a large beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, alcohol, sweet malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, chocolate, caramel, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (416) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2014
During my last beer session, it just so happened that Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout was one of two coffee-infused dark beers with a dog on the label (the other was Laughing Dogís Anubis). What are the odds of that? Interestingly, I liked both beers about the same. The incorporation of Cappuccino is a phenomenal idea. It brings out the more reserved sweetness from the toasted malt and brings out the taste of vanilla and cream. That said, I wanted more of that Cappuccino flavor than this Imperial Stout provided. A bigger aroma would help, also. I was still quite satisfied with Cappuccino Stout. The flavor was incredibly smooth and the alcohol was almost completely hidden. Thatís not always something you can say about this type of ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (463) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. A- Coffee, cocoa, roasty. A- Black color, very dark liquid, tan head. T- Coffee, cocoa, roasty, slightly bitter, slightly malty, robust. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- I was planning on getting a nice rich complex cappuccino flavor from this beer, and while it was good, it seemed pretty weak. Needed a bit more coffee, but all in all, not a bad beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1191) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bomber from Rayís in Tosa. Cellar aged 4 months. Pours cola colored with a tan head leaving some spots of lace. Aroma is - holy HUGE coffee! Tons of luscious coffee/espresso. Later caramel and bakers chocolate show through, but this is big time coffee. Taste is of heavy roast, bitter coffee beans, sweet cocoa, caramel malts and some bakers chocolate. Very nice bitter and sweet strong contrast. Medium to full bodied with just a touch of alcohol. Finishes long and nicely blended between bitter and sweet, with the coffee bean/chocolate bitterness slightly winning out over the caramel maltiness. Big fan! If you enjoy coffee, this one will be for you. 15.2

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. From notes. Loads of coffee and dark chocolate dominate. Taste is sweet and bitter. I like it, this is worth seeking out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bomber. Pours a soda brown with a light khaki head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of coffee, burnt chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is roasted chocolate malts, dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol, hints of black liquorice and dark fruits. A bit of cappuccino there, but definitely a pronounced coffee taste. Alcohol presents is pretty forward as well. Long slightly bitter, absolutely delicious dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee finish. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Very well balanced and blended flavors. An absolute steal for the price, (I think I paid $6 for the bomber). Worth seeking out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (726) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with light brown head. Smells of toasted malts, coffee and a slight sourness. Tastes of the same with a slight bitter finish. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkPine (16) - - JUN 28, 2014
Has a cola appearance. Strong coffee taste which I really enjoy with a little bitter bite finish, not much though. Drinks well for a high ABV. Good beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1137) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
I poured a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 1/25/14 and cost $4.99 ($0.23 per ounce).

Appearance: Cola-like black body, though actually dark brown on close inspection. Pours to a small, tan, foamy head which laces and retains rather well.

Smell: Typical stout aroma of roasted malt, but with a significant coffee scent.

Taste: The thing about coffee stouts is theyíve got to be drank fresh to really appreciate that additive, otherwise the flavor fades quickly. I was a little concerned that even a five-month-old bottle might not be as robust as it should be. And while Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout doesnít taste like cappuccino per se, it definitely has the strong coffee presence you want in an imperial coffee stout.

The palette, much like everything about this beer, is quite familiar. A dark malty sweetness right away with significant dark chocolate notes. A dairy-like sweetness akin to that of oatmeal and milk stouts is also noticeable. The coffee component appears out of nowhere on the finish, imparting significant bitterness and a drying sensation, though the actual coffee taste is quite pleasant. Thereís a milk chocolate presence as well which gives it a nice balance. All the flavors are enjoyable, though none are particularly strong, nor is the beer as a whole especially unique. Still, itís delectable and pleasing and more than enough to garner an enthusiastic recommendation from me.

Drinkability: For a big beer at 9.2% ABV, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout drinks like something more normal or mainstream. The body is of course full, though the mouthfeel itself is not thick or sticky. Itís relatively light and highly carbonated, though itís quite smooth going down. The residual coffee aftertaste is nice, though it fades rather quickly. This is a great dessert beer by itself, though it would be ideal with any kind of chocolate or vanilla flavored sweets.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1520) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle: Murky, brown, muddled... borderline swampy looking. Expecting darker for a stout, really. Seemingly low carbonation, only a very small khaki film that leaves relatively no lacing behind. Aroma has boozy chocolates, with an alcohol character of cheap whiskey coming off. Some vanilla, cocoa dust... Oak chips? Kind of like a charred essence somewhere in there. Strange. A little pungent. Taste is very chocolate forward, rustic, & almost woodsy. Deep, bitter & dark espresso with more cocoa powder in the finish. Ashy hops throughout, but light. Alcohol character grows towards the end & gets stronger with warmth. You can taste the 9.3% ABV, here, unfortunately. Sticky syrup mouth feel, though itís relatively thin for a "big" stout. Overall, not a big fan of this one. Just missed the mark for me. An "off" bottle perhaps? Just thin, boozy, & run of the mill in all aspects.


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