shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 My sister brought a couple bottles of Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout back for me from NYC. Thanks Sis! --
I first sampled this beer on 11/24/2006 and my initial ratings were 747312. Today (12/03/2006) it’s time to put up the Christmas tree and thought that it would be nice to enjoy the other bottle of this beer since it was a gift...
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout Ale pours a very dark amber brown color and is clear. It is mildly carbonated and has a dense light brown head/crown that leaves splotchy lacing. The aroma is weak coffee with cream and some roasted malt. The flavor is a blend of cappuccino (coffee and a touch of cream), hints of chocolate, and some roasted malt. The finish is slightly dry and has that lingering coffee-like bitterness. This is a well balanced coffee beer since the coffee is well integrated into the overall flavor rather than just tasting like coffee. The alcohol is also well hidden. This beer has a light to medium body and goes down pretty smooth - smoother than cappuccino actually! Very good and goes wonderfully with the Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with Marzipan bar I am enjoying with it!
22 oz bottles, gifts from sister. freekyp (2235) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2016 A medium-bodied stout with a heavy black roast coffee character and accompanying bitterness near the tail of the swallow. Pours a dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is light coffee with cream. A nice slick muothfeel rounds things out. Very good, but not a top contender. Dorwart (2589) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Thin wisp of head. Very low carbonation. Sweet aroma with a little bit of chocolate and coffee. Sweet malts. Color is a very dark brown. Lively in the mouth and pretty refreshing. Lighter body than first expected but quite tasty. More sweet roasted malts, molasses, chocolate and a bit of coffee. A very nice combination of flavors. No real bitterness. Finish is pretty clean with a light lingering roastyness. A pretty good stout. The coffee presence is not dominant which is nice. pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bottle: Black as tar with a thick and fluffy off-white head. Surprisingly, I noticed a extra hop presence in the aroma. This was followed by chocolate and coffee. Yumm. The taste is rich and full with a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Notes of licorice were also found among the obvious coffee taste. I think the licorice eccentricities must be due to the hops??? Anyway, a wonderful brew to enjoy on a Thanksgiving Eve. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2006
#937, on tap at Crane Alley in Urbana Illinois, right now the best beer bar in at least a 60 mile radius. Poured under perfect conditions in an english pint glass. Dark, almost ruby with a thin tan head. The nose is coffee ish and malty but sweet. The taste has a lot of coffee but definately more sweet and malty and chewy. One person took a sip of this and said, "Are you sure that this is Beer? It sure reminds me of Rootbeer." See the thing is that I understand where they are comming from, intially it is so tolerable and chewy with just a bit of that carbonation, as it warms definately more hops and evergreen. A very nice beer served wonderfully at an excellent bar in Central Illinois.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2006
22oz bottle: Pours to an opaque dark brown body with a medium light brown colored head that fades to a creamy, thin ring around the glass. The aroma shows some chocolate, roasted chocoate, a bit of coffee that I almost want to describe as chalky, but it’s almost more like chicory or tree bark, seems to be flavorful without be excessively roasted. The taste shows a bit of hops, striking some bitterness, pine, and light grapefruit in the midst of wheat bread crust, browned french toast, some roasted malt flavors as well, though it seems that much of the roasted flavors come from the coffee - showing some fruity, earthy, and lightly acidic coffee flavor. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, finishes with a nice blend of extended hops and roasted coffee which reminds me a little bit of Alpha Klaus. A nice blend of hops, coffee, and more traditional stout flavors. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
22 oz split three ways. Very dark brown/black with a light brown head. Aroma is hops, chocolate, coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasty and a strong hop bitterness throughout. DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Sample at Whole Foods. Aroma and flavor are coffee and chocolate. Good balance of malt and bitterness. Easy to Drink greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
22 oz bottle. Pours fairly dark and when you put it up to a light, you can see hints of maroon. Big slow bubbles and a small brown head. Aroma has a slight hop nose with hints of chocolate, but mostly coffee. However, the coffee presence is not overwhelming. The taste has a nice balance of malt, bitterness that hits the back of the tongue, and coffee. It has a surprisingly light mouthfeel for a stout. This is a very drinkable beer, I really enjoyed it. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
A very drinkable beer which I was happy to share with quite a couple of BMC drinkers, while playing Hold ’Em the evening before Labor Day. Aroma was a bit malty, some chocolate and obvious coffee notes flying around but it was all rather toned down. Appearance was NOT how I like my stouts to look which was clear, dark brown and little head. I could actually see through the beeer which...to be honest...I can’t remember the last time I could see thru a stout. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, but not overpowering like I like my stouts to be. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with a slight bitter twang to it and slightly sweet. Overall it’s a nice beer, but since there are sooo many better ones out there I think this might be my last time with this one.