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Cappuccino Stout by Lagunitas Brewing Company
American Stout
9.20 % ABV

Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 7 16 4 8 2010
Old review
22 oz bottle I picked up at Arbor Place beverage. Served up in a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a semi-thick dark ass brown. Held to the light has some deep brown colors with really nice ruby highlights coming through. A vigourous pour actually yielded little head to mention. Zero lacing from this one. Kind of a let down.

S: The smell is a bit weak. Only some roasted malt and coffee coming through. There is also a bit of a strange smell coming out. Kinda smells like when a wine sours or resembling malted vinegar. I know that sounds terrible but it is light and in the background. It puts you off a bit but it doesn't totally kill the beer.

T: Taste makes up some ground from the look and aroma. Really nice heavily roasted malts coming through with some brown sugar and caramel. The coffee is really pleasant and tasty. The coffee dominates but is not overpowering or cloying. There is also a touch of nice nuttiness, maybe hazelnut. Finally there is a touch of cream coming out as well.

M: Full bodied brew that is actually pretty thick and viscous. I wasn't expecting something quite this thick for some reason. Still has a touch of bubbly carbonation to it that makes this a somewhat easy drinker. ABV is light on the palate and doesn't really have to heavy of a burn. Aftertaste is mostly of coffee and malt.

D: This is a decent brew that has some ground to make up in the fields of look and aroma. The shocking part is that the aroma really doesn't kill the taste. The aroma does make me not want another but it wasn't too bad finishing off the glass that I had. Not a bad beer and I will revisit this one later.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 12-24-2008 06:51:33

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by cjsell on 03/27/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 16 5 8 2008
2008 (I think)

A- Poured a dark brown with some amber around the edges when held to a light. A nice creamy head that vanished almost instantly and left some nice lacing.

S- Smells of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate. Lots of coffee in the back end (TWSS?)

T- Nice taste with a lot of roasted grain, chocolate, a bit of coffee a little hint of caramel. Pretty complex and hard to pick everything out. Almost a bit of smokiness and bitterness towards the end.

M- Very smooth and I'd say the perfect medium body. The only downfall is the bitterness, but that's expected for the style.

O- Extremely surprised by this one. Haven't been a huge fan of Lagunitas stuff in the past so I didn't have very high expectations. My first sip was a pleasant surprise. If I remember correctly it was fairly cheap also. I would definitely grab a couple for the right price if I see them again.

Served In: Weizen Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/17/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
22oz. Bomber
Binny's Willowbrook

Cappuccino Stout poured a deep dark mahogany. As close to black as you can get. Completely opaque. Glows with mahogany highlights when held to the light. A 1 finger creamy head appeared on the pour and faded to a creamy tan cap.

Smell is pretty complex. There's a bitter chocolate character that's followed by currants and some dark fruit. Maybe bing cherries make up my mind. Bringing up the rear is strong black coffee but it's mild. Along with a sprinkling of booze.

I like the taste on this one quite a bit. It seems like I'm getting different flavors with each sip. The first sip will be deeply toasted grains with a healthy dose of brown sugar. This is followed by a slight nuttiness, a sprinkling of the dark fruit, and then the bitterness of the coffee. The next sip has those same components in the same order but alcohol vapors show up about mid-palate and follow through to the finish. It changes the whole complexity. This just keeps flip-flopping. Very nice.

I really like the mouthfeel on this one. Has a medium bodied but it's somewhat airy. Goes down really smoothly and leaves a nice coffee bitterness until the next swig.

Drinkability is good. I really enjoy a good stout but very rarely find the drinkability super high. That being said I can easily finish off this bomber but that'll be all.

This was a pleasant surprise. I expected something decent but this was a good well made complex stout. I wouldn't hesitate in picking this up again.

Reviewed: 12/19/06

Price: $4.49 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Lum on 11/03/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 15 4 7 0
Pours a dark, dark brown color with hidden amber highlights. One finger of tan, finely bubbled head -- decent retention. Good, clinging lacing.

Aroma is strongly of roasted malts, followed by coffee, with hints of dark chocolate, and a bit of wood smoke.

On the tongue... the toasted malts come first, then my second thought was "hmm, hoppy". Not overly so, and it is actually quite nice. Tastes of black, dark coffee, toffee, and bitter chocolate. Smoky in aftertaste. Follows the nose very well.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth, not quite creamy in feel. Dry, slightly chalky -- more so in aftertaste. Perhaps just a bit thin for an American stout.

This is by no means a complex stout, just a good straight forward representation of it's styling, and fairly balanced at that. An easy drinker, despite the slightly high ABV. I could have several of these, and I think I will...

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 01/21/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 2008
Pours a dark root beer color to sit a deeper, darker mahogany but looks mostly black in dull light. Smallish capping of lightly tanned foam surfaces the top. Good amounts of lacing string and stretch across the glass.

Love this aroma as its got a nice display of very roasty coffee with caramel drizzled over whipped creamed. Actually, and amazingly enough, but not surprised due to its name, smells much like a cappuccino!There's some lovely notes to dark black cherry, toffee, vanilla, and fig. Its not super bountiful or a punch in face like other coffeeish beers I've wiffed, but its very nice and complexing on the nose none the less.

Taste is just as complex, however, seemingly a bit more Porter-esk then Stouty? But me likey...especially as it warms. Yummy, solid stuff! Soft, alluring tangyish front of slight roasted malts and a interesting mix of toffee tanged dates and figs noted with a bit of cinnamon. Middles out with a slide into well-rounded mildness of vanilla soaked roastyness. Stays fair and well established on the palate for a bit before it rebuilds its vanilla aspect a touch more before drying slightly with caramel leftovers, figgy sticking around the cheeks, and very lofty coffee notes dancing inbetween staying mostly tanged within a Doppelbock-like/Strong Ale broadness.

Feel is a solid medium and tanged in all sorts of dark malty goodness laced with coffee, toffee, vanilla notings. Quite unique and stands on its own as something quite different from some of the direct punch in face Dbl. Stout types.

This Cappuccino Stout by Laguntas reminds me of what an Imperial Porter and a good Doppelbock would be like if blended together to make one brew. Uniquely dark and tangy with a tinge of coffee and a wonderful presense of goodness and yummyness across the nose and palate. Down right drinkable to the point of that 8% catching ya off guard a bit. Nothing wrong with that if ya think you can handle another...

Price: $6.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 02/19/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 2 9 15 3 7 2008
Picked this one up today from South Bay Drugs & Liquor, thanks Joey ;o)

Pours a dark caramel color with garnet spots when held to the light and a thick inch of foam.

Lots of coffee, hazelnut, oatmeal cookie, milk-chocolate, nutmeg, toast, and nuts. Also picking up some warm milk and cream aromas. I wasn’t expecting too much from this one but it’s really quite good on the nose. Halfway through the beer I’m starting to pick up some “green” aromas, not sure how to describe that better.

On the first sip I get coffee and bitter-sweet chocolate followed by chocolate malts and dry, bitter, roasted barley. A mix of coffee with cream and light chocolate on the finish.
Some dry graham cracker flavor or burnt toast in the aftertaste. Not the freshest coffee flavor I’ve had in a coffee stout but still a good aggressive coffee presence.

A little thin on the mouthfeel, a tad too carbonated on the tongue.

Overall, it’s a little better than I expected and for the price of $2.99 for a bomber I’d say it’s a good deal.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/20/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 2 8 15 3 7 2008
A - Pours a dark hazelnut brown colored body. Clean when brought to the light. Small beige head dissappears quickly, leaving a ring around the glass and a slight clump of bubbles on the side.

S - Big dark roasty malts all over. Cappuccino is very present, coming from fresh roast. Light chocolate. Lactose.

T - Starts right off with big roasty malts. Coffee, er cappuccino comes on strong, bringing more roastiness to the table. Slight milk chocolate with heavy lactose note. Bitter coffee bit at the end.

M - Medium bodied at best. Seems a bit thin with hard carbonation.

Overall - Not a huge fan of coffee flavored brews, but this isn't even good for the style in my opinion. Coffee is about the only thing you get out of this.

Served In: Pint Glass

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