Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout
Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout is aged in High West whiskey barrels.
The beer has a perfect pitch black appearance, the 22 oz bottle was shared between 3 of us so I did not see much of a head on this pour. The aroma is fantastic, a great blend of whiskey, coffee, a bit of chocolate and vanilla. This really reminds me a lot of Founders KBS on the nose, just a bit less intense. The taste opens up with some strong whiskey blending with some sweet roasted malts. A very mild coffee flavor is in there, and although it isn’t huge it works very well. I’m not surprised to find a fairly strong Lagunitas hop presence that mixes with an extremely strong alcohol burn on the finish. That big alcohol bite becomes a bit too much as it warms, but I can’t really find anything else “wrong” with this fantastic Imperial Stout.
Without a doubt this is the best Stout I’ve had from Lagunitas, huge thanks to my brother-in-law Marc for sharing this!