Lagunitas Imperial Stout is just big bitter chocolate. I think that's a good thing. This beer pours dark brown, the light-tan head fades to nothing quickly and leaves no lace on the glass. This stout smells like bitter chocolate and tastes like bitter chocolate and coffee. Not too sweet, just strong and bitter and rich. A little hop tingle on the back of the tongue. When it comes to imperial stout, go big or go home. Lagunitas Imperial Stout does not need to go home.