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RATINGS: 1504   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (880) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Pours deep black with brown foam, smell is rich coffee and chocolate, taste is roasted coffee, very nice coffee stout.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2376) - 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 (300) - 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 (694) - 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 (1127) - 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 (1448) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1023) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of toffsbury. Sweet coffee aroma with chocolate. Pours black with a beige head. Sweet coffee and chocolate taste. Full body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle, from the Bottle Barn SR, at JFís BBQ 15/06/14. Black with a big old tan covering that retains well - sheís a looker! Nose is sweet smelling, roast malt, cappucino froth, chocolate, tar. Taste comprises big coffee grounds, dark roast malted backdrop, light chilli heat, spice, rich chocolate. Medium bodied, easy drinking for ABV, fine carbonation, trace of booze and green pepper licks in the close. Solid coffee driven impy!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (594) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours a translucent brown color with a reddish hue. Large rocky beige head. Clinging lace. Aroma is bold coffee with notes of herbal hops. Slightly smoky roasted malt as well. Upfront, flavor is French Roast coffee with a dose of cane sugar. Lotís of coffee flavor throughout. Hides the alcohol well.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrWomey (30) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Had this one at my favorite local watering hole. Itís billed as made from Sebastopol coffee and packs a wallop without ever letting on that it contains so much ABV. Goes down smooth, finishes bitter (very nice brew). My go-to beer when they donít have anything else I fancy.


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