Cappuccino Stout – Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma, CA, USA)

Cappuccino Stout – Lagunitas Brewing Co., 9.0% ABV, 22 fl.oz., (Petaluma, California, USA)

printed on the front-right label:

Up until the summer of 2010, we’d always had a little ditty on the side here that was a peon to a good old hot Cup O’ Joe. It was built on the bones of the 23rd Psalm and went sumpin’ like ‘Coffee is my sheperh, I shall not…’ but that was where the trouble started. Turns out talking about Coffee’s happy side on a ale label is verboten now in Amerika. So, the things that I am allowed to say about it are that the coffee is delicious; that the ale is delicious; and that together they are no worse than the sum of their individual deliciousness’, most all of which are delicious. The label is glued on real well too, we make darn sure there are no holes in the glass, and that the cap stays put. We are proud of this and wish to brag about it all on this label, which is allowed by law. Thanks!”


  • Style: (flavoured – coffee) Stout
  • Taste: Thick sweet roasted coffee dark barley malt chocolate light alcohol lingering bittersweet
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $8.40 – 22 fl.oz., March 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes!
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: awesome in a bottle

Visual: Pours jet black without a significant head, ringed nano-micro ringed retention, steady micro streams accompanied by sporadic scatted bubbles.

Nose: roasted nutty sweet coffee, liquid barley malt in the background. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: super THICK, creamy-smooth/almost NO2

Mid-palate: roasted coffee, (lvl-6-sweetness) -> roasted barley malt, light burnt bitter chocolate, soy sauce, alcohol tang, vanilla

Finish: deep roasted coffee exhale w/ lingering bittersweet roasted malt.

Summary: This one kept me sipping and sipping… and sipping. Wonderfully smooth and approachable thick-creamy mouthfeel with a very agreeable integrated roasted coffee & barley deep body. Balanced, rich, delicious. It could use a touch of milkiness, but otherwise excellent.

Imperial Pils – Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma, CA, USA)


Imperial Pils – Lagunitas Brewing Co., 8.6% ABV, 22 fl.oz., (Petaluma, California, USA)

printed on the front-right label:

When ya think about it, calling any PILS an IMPERIAL PILS is somewhat ironic. At the time of its creation in the dim recesses of post-stone-age / pre-X-box European citystates teh PILSENER style was indeed the IMPERIAL beer of its time, putting every other more colorful beer of its time to shame amidst a revolution of thermometer making. And without a doubt, its reign was long. No American-born ales have usurped all of the imperialness there is to usurp and for the PILS to rise again, like every aspiration-ridden social ladder-climbing creature on the planet it must further evolve … This is that! We ahve made our own not-so-ordinary PILS every week of every year since 1996 and we have come to respect its stature in our own brewery-word … but Darwin never sleeps. Evolution persists, the weak are meat and the strong will eat, and now this brew has happened … further, further, further.”


  • Style: Imperial Pils
  • Taste: Cream-silky alcoholic sweet citrusy metallic barley malt lingering hops
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $8 – 22 fl.oz., September 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: sure do

Visual: Pours pale orange with lots of suspended sediment, a very small long-lasting 3mm micro creamy head, loose clusters of steady medium-sized bubble streams.

Nose: very faint hints of tangerine-kumquat hop oils, barley malt. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: cream-thicker-crisp

Mid-palate: zingy alcoholic heaviness, more thick creamy, (lvl-6-sweetness), metallic, tangy-light tangerine-kumquat citrusy hops, sweet barley malt

Finish: light tongue numbness, apple exhale, lingering grassy bitter hops.

Summary: Solid flavours, body and mouthfeel. Not much on the nose but otherwise very enjoyable.

Equinox Ale – Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma, CA, USA)


Equinox Ale – Lagunitas Brewing Co., 8% ABV, 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., (Petaluma, California, USA)

  • Style: (Oat) American Strong Ale
  • Taste: Biting bitter hoppy forest
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6 – 1 pt 6 fl.oz., June 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: hopheads only, still a bit unbalanced

Visual: pours deep copper orange with a smallish super creamy head, 2mm retention, streams upon streams of steady bubbles, a bit of lacing.

Nose: resin-spruce hops, soap undertones. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp-creamy, immediate pine-hop biting bitterness,

Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) pine-spruce forestiness, toffee-caramel malts.

Finish: barley malt, spruce, biting lingering bitter hop finish.

Summary: Initially quite good, decent fullness to the body, very biting hops that compound sip after sip. Lots of green foresty flavours in this, gave me a mild headache halfway through. Super sharp hops.