Friday, December 17, 2010

Cappuccino Stout Weekend

Up until the summer of 2010, we'd always had a little ditty on the side here that was a peon(sic) 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 shepherd, I shall not..." but that was where the trouble started. Turns out taking(sic) 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 not 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 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! Call us! 707-769-4495
So says the label of the Lagunitas big bottle winter seasonal, Cappuccino Stout. I can attest to its deliciousness as a whole, the FDA has no power over me. As I wrote on Twitter when I was in the throes of a Lagunitas passion session (a Brown Shugga' and whole bottle of Cappuccino Stout's 8.8% ABV), "it's like drinking  really good coffee, but beerlike". I thought I would come up with something better, but I didn't. Unlike most coffee beers, which I don't typically enjoy, the Cappuccino Stout didn't have a burnt flavor, it just tasted like good coffee.

I'm not going to jump and down and demand that you go out and buy this beer. If you don't like coffee, I don't know if you'll like the Cappuccino Stout. What I will do is tell you that, at this time, there are only 30 cases (which is less than the amount of Infinium that hit town) of this coffee goodness spread throughout the Missouri side of the state line. 20% of it is in the Lukas Liquor in Martin City. It won't be the easiest to find elsewhere and it won't last long. If you're like me and love coffee but always dislike coffee beers, Cappuccino Stout is the beer to try. If you already like coffee beers, you may proclaim this the best one. I do.

*Full disclosure, I received this bottle gratis with no conditions on what I write about it. My opinion is my own, but you can be the judge. Cappuccino Stout retails for around $4.

5 comments:

  1. Got some for $3.99 @ Royal (103rd).

    Chimpo alert - they also had FOUR CASES of Frambozen on the floor.

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  2. Thanks, but I already made a second Frambozen acquisition at Lukas earlier in the week.

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  3. Probably one of the worst coffee stouts I've had. There is just something simplistic and juvenile about Lagunitas' beers. The price, however, is great. $3.99 a bottle (Gomers Parkville)!

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  4. Royal Liquor on State Line is sold out, but they still have Brown Shugga.

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  5. I couldn't disagree more with Brandon's take on Lagunitas but hey, to each their own. My brother and I enjoyed the cappuccino stout after Xmas dinner and found it to be exceptionally tasty.

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