BlowOffTube (450) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had high hopes. Light brown foamy head. Lots of chocolate and mocha and was very smooth. Black in color with light lacing.
tmongoose (1254) - 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 (2072) - 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 I’m 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 (1098) - 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 (702) - 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 don’t remember enjoying this as much when I first started drinking craft beer, so I’m glad I gave this one another chance. Great price for a stalwart beer.
19Ei8hty (1170) - 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 (1757) - 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.
bubblehouse (351) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the best stout but still pretty solid. Good flavor and easy drinking for an imperial. Would drink again.
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and has some sweetness to it.
itsamber (11) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cheap at Costco!... About $3. Smells sweet, hints of wet soil, very earthy, slightly candylike too. Tastes like vanilla shake, prune, woodsy, nutty. Good balance between dry and sweet finish. Silty aftertaste.
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The alcohol comes through pretty heavily and isn't balanced by much of a body. Some dark fruits -- figs, leather and a little anise. This isn't the finest offering from Lagunitas.
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