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Kopi Loewak - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
89
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rvdoorn on 11-01-2009)
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charlzm

California

3.11/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Consumed December 19th, 2013. Poured from a brown 330ml capped bottle dated April 18th, 2012 into a Mother Earth Brewing chalice.

Beer is very dark brown. A standard side pour results in a massive 4-finger dark biege head composed of large bubbles. Took a minute or two to die down enough to pour again. Took four pours to get all liquid into glass. When head subsides at last, it is a creamy foam that clings.

Aroma is 100% coffee.

Flavor is likewise dominated by coffee. Almost no beer character at all; what does come through is a dash of bitter chocolate. Or maybe that was coffee, too. Slight boozy note at finish. Not especially bitter.

Beer is very warming, so much so that I got a lingering warmth just from sipping the copious head - no actual liquid! Smooth, but I'd stop short of calling it "creamy". Slightly chewy. Feels a little granular, somehow...

20 months of age did little to mellow the coffee character or the alcohol. Instead, it seems to have diminished the flavors of the base beer! As a coffee stout, it succeeds, more or less. Personally, I'd rather have something a little more balanced in this realm. Still, if this is what the brewers were going for, they achieved it.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 17:33:50 | More by charlzm
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A: Night black with thick tan head.

S: This beer smells like a strong cup of black, cold coffee fresh from the fridge.

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Kopi Loewak from Brouwerij De Molen
89 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.