iammatt (13) - California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby with a slightly offwhite head that lasts the whole pour. Smells sweet, cedary and spicey. First feel in the mouth is very thick with coffee, chocolate and toffee. The sweet notes are quickly balanced out by a smooth, spicey bitterness that is followed by a warming from the alcohol. A very balanced big brown, the generous hops keep it balanced and easily drinkable at 7.85%.
TheBear11D (233) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Imperial Stout pours black with a foamy brown head that lasts a fair while. The aroma is molasses and wood. The flavor is earthy, wood and molasses. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.
John25 (463) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cola. Big cocoa aroma and roasted malt. The taste adds char and coffee. Light carb, a little thin on the mouthfeel at first but, as it warmed it became richer. Bitter finish. -- 10% abv is completely hidden. I‚Äôm impressed because I usually associate lagunitas with big hoppy beers. They nailed this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brutish, black and cocky. Coffee, chocolate milkshake with dried flowers. Semi thick. Roasty. Good. Drunk as fuck.
jh773 (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black-brown wit ha thick tan head almost like melted ice cream. Smell is coffee, some cocoa, hops tanginess. Taste is thick and smoky; coffee, barbecued meat. Good.
tmongoose (1261) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber shared...poured dark brown almost opaque, off white head and an oily lacing that quickly disappears. roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee notes in the nose. the flavor is to me not strong enough for and imperial but for a regular stout this is pretty smooth and tasty. roasted malts and lots of sweet chocolate. not totally balanced but good enough to drink and enjoy.
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Expectation: lagunitas has the hoppy beers down, but Iím skeptical about the darker ones
Hardware: bomber into Le Duvel.
Nose: chocolate and coffee flavors with some added hops
Sip: rich malt presence and complex at that; latent milk/lactose
Taste: bitter heavy and also complex
Conclusion: Lagunitas for the win - they are not a one trick poney.
Christpuncher (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
more like a porter in my opnion. has that smoked flavor with a bourbon finish. kind of like cooked ham at a diner taste and smell. pours dark in color and is really strong in alcohol. not one of my favs by lags. had at their taproom.
Sarlacc83 (719) - Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Solid black with an enormous cappuccino head. Lacing.
N: Big cocoa, coffee, molasses, burnt brown sugar, and vanilla. Roast in spades, prevalent hops lend a black peppercorn and pine to the proceeding.
T: Big bitterness, sweetness in spades. Leans more to the former, for sure.
M: Heavy, dense body. Alcohol is held in check.
O: Meal in a bottle. I donít remember enjoying this as much when I first started drinking craft beer, so Iím glad I gave this one another chance. Great price for a stalwart beer.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.
Tide (1764) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Lagunitas Taproom. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, hops, chocolate, raisins, nuts and roasted malts. Bitter finish with nuts, roasted malts, coffee and raisins. Excellent imperial stout.