Monday, April 11, 2011

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout

Today I'm drinking Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California. The label prominently displays that this is brewed with "Sebastopol's Own Hard Core Coffee." Off to the side, as usual, is a little story. Apparently, up until last year, this beer has a coffee story based on the 23rd Psalm. But now, the story is basically an underhanded dig at the man keeping the coffee beer guys down. They never mention Four Loko, but do use word like verboten and do beat around the bush with their words. You can read it below. IBU 29.50 OG 1.076 ABV 8.8%.

Aroma? Freakin' awesome! Rich chocolate and coffee, delicioso! Rich, luscious chocolate flavors kick things off, sweet but definitely not overdone. Balance by the slightest hoppy bitter, but the real balancing force is the coffee. The coffee is smooth with great flavor, very prominent, and most importantly, no annoying harshness, perfect. The alcohol is there, not a star and practically hidden, but plays a role in accentuating the other flavors.

Subtle orange flavors dart in and out, vanilla and cherry too. Big body, low carbonation but not flat, just right. Silky smooth and creamy texture. It was pretty damn easy, a little too easy, to drink all 22 ounces of this one. It was also good a little warmer--never hit my refrigerator's max coldness as I just put it there this afternoon. I would check it out... TODAY! Oh, and also overlooked is the great price = awesome value here.

DeLonghi EC5 Steam-Driven 4-Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Maker, Black

Dunkin Donuts Ground Coffee - 40 Oz

The Man -- Samuel L. Jackson


dale said...

Nice job on the review. I think you've nailed this one. One of my favorite Lagunitas brews.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Thanks, Dale. Quite enjoyable.

Christina Moore said...

Adding this one to my wish list!!! Anyone tried the Mississippi Mud Black and Tan? It has the most quaint packaging and depicts an alligator on a (what else) black and tan label. It's what I'm drinking tonight.