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RATINGS: 1687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Pours nearly black with some dark garnet highlights and the head is light tan, average, and pillowy settling to a small frothy bit with no lace. Nose is a bit strange and uninticing with a lactic chocolate note, maple, dark caramles, and hints at vanilla coffee. Flavor is somewhat offputting with lots of the same lactic chocolate note, almost a bit like sour milk; lighter notes of maple, light coffee notes, and faint toasted bread crust towards the finish. Palate is less than medium, somewhat watery, and soft to lively. Finishes short and still lactic with a mild coffee acidity. Not at all what I was expecting out of a style which I tend to like. Maybe I just picked up a bad bottle because this was just way below my expectations. From my experience, Lagunitas tends to put out their best efforts in the highly hopped IIPA’s and American Strong Ales and tends to lack in other styles.

2.5
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle at ølbaren. Dark brown - light brown head. Coffee, chokolate, bread,dark bread, ryebread, light wool, wooly socks, mould, wierd, thin and boring. I had this again another day, and it was the same !!!

3.6
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Draft. 20 oz. Very dark mahogany color with little head. Aromas of coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Medium to full bodied with little carbonation. Flavor is sweet chocolate, then quickly overtaken by a roasted coffee bitterness that lingers for a while and the alcohol is well hidden. Distinct coffee flavor of this beer is really sets it apart from other stouts for me. Cool beer.

3.7
bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
bottle. Smells like coffee supported by chocolate. Near opaque dark brown color with a tan head that was impressive but short lived. Medium bodied with sharpish, fizzy carbonation. The flavor is definitely coffee backed by rather toasted malt - burnt notes here. The finish is dry, and there’s bitter, but whether from toasted malt or hop is difficult. It’s a pretty tasty drink.

4
johndavidj99 (125) - Dallas, Maine, USA - JAN 28, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Black with tan head. Phone rang and head disappeared! Sweet perfume aroma with hints of prunes and chocolate. Not much of a cappuccino or coffee taste, but great hop character. Light to medium texture (on the light side) with the perfect bitterness.

3.9
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours a dark cherry-red color with a wispy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, with a strong caramel character along with hints of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Body is full and smooth, with an initial caramel and chocolate flavor giving way to a long, creamy finish of coffee, wood, and smoke. A wonderfully smooth and balanced stout.

3.7
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Dark brown with a thin white head has a strong aroma of maple and malt. Cappuccino and chocolate meld together for a fantastically dense and dark brew with a long, bitter finish like that of a nice cup of coffee. Due to the strength of this beer, serve it along side a flourless chocolate cake or perhaps a nice steak.

3.8
LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Lots of flavor and decent thickness for not being a an imperial stout. Sweet coffee. Good beer.

3.8
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2008
bottle. pours black with almost no head. nose is dry with an overwhelming burst of sweet coffee. I guess that is why it is called cappuccin stout

3.8
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2008
black body with minimal head..aroma of smoke, molasses, bitter chocolate..somewhat dry in the nose..flavor of a full-bodied, nicely made stout..coffee backbone with milk chocolate up front..finishes smooth, creamy and has a touch of alcohol in the finish...its aftertaste reminds me a lot of Founder’s Breakfast Stout (which is a huge compliment from me!)..an exceptional coffee stout


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