Year of New Beer (Rnd 1): High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout, Lagunitas Brewing (CA)

Written By: Dion on 06/06/2015

Difficult to choose a new beer when several good ones were sampled, but this one definitely stood out. Fantastic coffee-forward nose with elements of rye spice, oak, and vanilla. Very balanced on the tongue with traces of chocolate adding a sweetness that prevents it from becoming too boozy. Wishing I had brought a KBS just for comparison, given that this brew is drawing similar praise. Not sure if it's quite there for me, as I have a soft spot for KBS, but this is very good nonetheless.