bonbright7 (182) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2007
This came to me as a good suggestion from a worker at Shoreline Beverage in Huntington, NY as I looking to try darker ales.
It poured well with a slight head emerging in my little glass from the cask festival and its black contents with amber edges making a good look for the ale.
It smelled like a robust coffee mixed with Guiness and the first open flavors really kicked like the fabled Irish ale. I liked the dark malts and the crisp elements.
I could imagine this working as an after dinner drink at Thanksgiving.
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Another pretty damn good beer from Lagunitas. 22oz bottle from Bev Mo Carmel Mtn. Big nose of toffee, chocolate, and caramel malts. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Shared with fordest and padrefan98, thanks guys.Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours deep dark coffee color with thin tan head. The aroma is obviously coffee along with vanilla, sweet roasted malts and some burnt malts. The taste starts off sort of sweet and chocolaty. The flavor then becomes more dark roasted coffee and more chocolate and vanilla.
Nov. 2005 - Yawn. This beer bored me. Poured dark with little head, but nice lacing. The flavor was kinda one dimensional with coffee. Not bad coffee, but it coulda had something else going on to give this beer some character. footy (348) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
11/6/05. Bomber. Dark brown with large brown head. Malty coffee aroma.Pleasent non overpowering coffee taste. fullbodied.
mhot55 (99) - USA - SEP 9, 2007
I was a little disappointed. I was expecting a sweet stout here, even a nice full coffee taste. I mean "cappaccino" is in the name. the only coffee quality it has is the bitter roasted taste of espresso. appearance is more towards a deep dark brown instead of black. aroma is as a stout should be. don’t get me wrong, this beer tastes good- rich roasted flavor. the alcohol really comes out on this and overtakes any sweetness. bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
22oz bomber shared with a friend. black brew with a small tan head. Mlaty cholate aroma with a bit of coffee. flavor is bitter with choclate, but has a nice amount of maltiness. the cofee is suprisingly mild for somethign called a cappicino stout, but adds soem nice notes. well balenced and drinkable. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Date: 01/21/2006fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
black, big tan head, nice lace,
big roasted coffee aroma,
lots of coffee flavor, low bitterness, nice chocolate comes from behind and adds some richness, slightly sweet creamy character mixed with the coffee makes for a great coffee with cream
Source: blind tasting
dark ruby, thin fine beige head,
sweet chocolate aroma, touch of licorish,
good chocolate flavor, light bitterness, touch of sweetness
Source: brick store
aroma is subdued but may be too cold, warming helps the aroma a bit but really brings out the roasted and coffee in the flavor, turns into a great creamy cup of coffee
Source: taco mac
coffee and chocolate are in great balance, great roasted coffee character but it does not take over the base beer
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
12 oz bottle shared with padrefan98. Black with not much head. Aromas were a little weak. Roasty aromas, and maybe some chocolate. Pretty bitter on the finish. Bitter chocolate with black coffee. Some porter flavors actually. Cappachino actually, ya I can taste that. Pretty good. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2007
22 ounce bottle from Table and Vine in Northampton, MA (January 2007) consumed at cellar temperature from a Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass. Faint light trickles through the inky blackness, which is topped by a smallish receding tan head that leaves a thin film as it dies.....there is coffee in the nose, yes, but it’s surprisingly sweet with vanilla and chocolate dominating, mellow and not aggressive at all; faint hints of thyme and orange also appear....the body is also largely sweet at first, but a big jolt of espresso bitterness does show up quickly amidst the milk chocolate swirls, and mixes effortlessly to form a beautifully balanced bitter/dry, sweet/soft & velvety texture....carbonation is moderate and prickly, the fresh java bitterness continues forever; if anything it’s a bit too rough and perhaps a tad oily at the finish.....a solid effort, one of the best from this brewery.