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Lagunitas Cruising with Ruben and The Jets

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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Chocolate pepper stout brewed to 8.6% ABV, with a healthy amount of chocolate nibs and a subtle zing of white peppercorns. Cruising with Ruben & The Jets Ale was brewed in honor of the 40th Anniversary release of this Album from Frank Zappa.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2009
pours muddy black with a creamy light-brown head. Aroma is malty of cookies and roasted malts, lightly hoppy and lightly yeasty. Flavor has a great balance, roasted malts, carmel with a firm bitterness and a clean finish. Full bodied creamy and softly carbonated, Best of the series so far.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cernjoh (129) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
This may be the last bottle in existence and it is incredible. Aroma is of raisens and dark fruits. Appearance is dark blood like with a two finger tan head. Taste is incredibly smooth with lots of dark fruits and a slight chocolate finish. Palate is smooth and creamy. Overall this is one beer I will miss. Lagunitas should brew this again and release it after it has aged a few years :)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (331) - USA - APR 5, 2014
2nd of 2 bottled purchased a couple of years ago. This bottle poured into a Lagunitas pint glass. a blood red brown with a sweet head that thins outs. Aroma of a dark fruit sweetness. Flavor is incredibly smooth. Molasses, slight cocoa, a lot of prunes & raisins. Fortunately I have been graced with 3 bottles of this lovely sweet brew. Chose to open this last bottle tonight only because the fear of stagnation crossed my mind. So flippin glad I took the plunge once again. Milk chocolate but less white peppercorn. A truly balanced imperial stout that is unlike so many other. Should anyone find this brew...BUY it...DRINK it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to Springlicker. Missed this one when it was on the shelves. Glad to try it. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of cocoa nib, light molasses, lightly roasted milk chocolate and earth. Lighter medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin to moderate light beige head, sparce lacing.   Odd its not darker for an Imperial Stout.   Musty chocolate aroma, a little carob like.   Also has a bit of Tootsie Roll on the nose.   Whoa, much more Tootsie Roll on the tongue.   Also feels a little spicy.   Low hop aspects, definitely malt oriented.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Seems like it could be Cherry Tootsie Roll.   Reading the description it says Chocolate Pepper Stout.   Seems to be the case, and over the years it has mellowed out a lot.   Different and entertaining.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (703) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours a cloudy brown with a thin beige head. Chocolatey aroma, with licorice, raisin, and caramel. Chocolate taste is apparent, but it is mixed with a good nutty flavor as well. Roasty. Quite rich also. The darker fruit impressions that I was anticipating do not appear. Medium bodied with a syrupy texture. This was alright, but something is somewhat off in my opinion. Possibly due to the fact that this bottle is very old.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (941) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Strong aroma with malt and sweetness. The taste is mild for what I was expecting. Don't get much of the pepper at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1764) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark mahogany/brown with minimal lasting head that quickly went to a ring. Aroma was chocolate nibs, some sweet toffee, and some dark fruits. Taste was mild chocolate, I am still getting a little bit from the peppercorns perhaps, toffee. No real signs of oxidation and was quite surprised on how smooth this was.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black. The aroma is dark bready and chocolate malty with some sweet caramel notes. Light hoppy. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet and light to medium bitter with tones of liquorice, coffee, syrup and dark bread. Lots of residual sugar. The mouthfeel is round and syrupy. Roasted coffee tones lingers. Full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deekyn (1201) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
A - dark brown pour with little tan head. S - burned malts delux, dark dried fruits, molasses. Very strong aroma. M - medium strong body, creamy feel. T - dark fruits on the nose dates prunes. Toffee, carmamelized sugar, chocolate on the palate. Lingering bitter coffee ending warming alcohol. O - very good, strong bold bodied stout. A little less fruit and it would have been fantastic. 7-/7

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1107) - Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Poured black with a thin light-tan head. Aroma has chocolate, nuts, and brown sugar. Taste has lots of milk chocolate with good roasted flavors. A little bit syrupy, and sweet, but still a decent balance. Some brown sugar and creme as well in the taste. Finish has lots of chocolate and coffee flavors with some more milk chocolate. Aftertaste is pretty nutty. Overall quite good.


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