Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine and select auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Kopi Loewak - Brouwerij De Molen

Not Rated.
Kopi LoewakKopi Loewak

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

66 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 66
Hads: 189
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 18.58%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rvdoorn on 11-01-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 66 | Hads: 189
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottling date is marked at 4/18/12, making this just over a year old. The label advises to 'enjoy within five years'.

A: Deep brown on the pour, very close to black. Four fingers of creamy head form after a stiff pour. Retention is excellent, and a thin blanket of lacing costs the whole glass.

S: Even after a year the coffee aroma is still very prominent. It is earthy and nutty with a mild roast character. Milk chocolate and bakers chocolate. Graham cracker. Esters of plum and raspberry. Kiss of smoke, faint starchy-type smell.

T: Cola. Deep plum and currant darkfruit. Roasted malts take over with tame tastes of char, smoke, and woodiness. Bakers chocolate and black cocoa powder. Black licorice and yeasty spice. Subtle spicy alcohol. Nutty and earthy coffee flavors dominate the back end. Dry finish of yeasty spice, rich nutty coffee, and a hint of smoke.

M: The body is moderately thick. It is rich, full, and creamy, but sits lightly. The blast of prickling, fine bubbled carbonation has a lot to do with that. Very smooth. The subtle hint of alcohol warmth would never betray the 11.2% abv.

O: This one grew on me as I drank it, and the over-the-top smoothness is what really won me over in the end. A great coffee stout with a Belgian twist.

 1,298 characters

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i have become a colossal fan of de molen recently. i have always been a fan, but i have recently really appreciated their beers in the context of others, just so different and high quality all the time. this one is great, found at hazels in boulder, 2012 edition with slightly different specifics on the label. the pour is crazy, its super bubbly, more than any other big dark beer i have seen, reminds me of the engles, that foamed like a mad man, but this is a little more under control, just hard to pour, and the bubbles are huge and light brown. there is some yeast sediment chunked up in the beer too, but they settle fast. the nose is odd, less coffee for me, but there is some age on this one for sure. i smell green pepper, even an ancho chili in here, with some coffee and dry cocoa, a cool nose to say the least. like all of their beers ive had, there is a really neat yeast complexion in here too, short of doughy, but raw in a similar way. the roast on the malt is intense, and there is a sweeter element in here too. the coffee is rich and earthy, and while it doesnt still smell much like it, it certainly is there in the taste, although im not sure i could pick out the special and pricey kopi coffee in this through the beer, which i am okay with, its beer before coffee. notes of raisin and tobacco in there too, no oxidation at all even over time, and a very very lively mouthfeel for the style, totally unique. this is exquisite beer, and it makes me want to go out and find all the de molen beers i possibly can in the market, one of a kind again from these guys!

 1,584 characters

Photo of wordemupg
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into tulip 11/2/13

A another De Molen gusher but I got all but a few drops in the glass, dark liquid but I can still see the streams of bubbles feeding the light mocha foam that's three fingers deep for most of the glass and leaves chunks of lace well down the glass

S cold coffee grinds, espresso infused bakers chocolate, chocolate covered raisins, plums, dusty coco powder, nice mix of fruit, coffee and chocolate

T some char and just a darker roast in general compare to the nose, earthy with almost a faint top soil thing going for it, tastes better then it sounds

M on the foamy side of cream, slick after the fact with a little heat, dark roast espresso on the finish lingers for ages

O nice big coffee stout going on here, no real flaws and no complaints from me, coffee lovers rejoice

pretty solid brew that I'll drink again, this one will hurt you if your not careful

 907 characters

Photo of trodam
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Black with a looming light brown head

S - Smells of earth, coffee, chocolate, spices...

T - Big coffee taste, they did not skimp on the coffee. Earthy with dark chocolate undertones.

M - Somewhat like low fat milk, slightly thin but still creamy.

 253 characters

Photo of rvdoorn
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle #208 of 619, bought in the Molen Brewery during the Borefts Bier Festival (BBF) 2009.

Poured into an original the Molen sniffer. Beers pours a beautiful dark brown-black color, with a very nice, long lasting fluffy beige head, which leaves a sticky lacing which lasted throughout the whole tasting.

Smell: Nice strong roasted coffee, mocha, some hints of dark chocolate and some warming alcohol.

Taste: Full of bitter, roasted coffee, mocha, dark chocolate. The bitterness of the beer is balanced with some nice, light sweetness probably originating from the malts. Aftertaste is long lasting and a bit dry, with coffee and bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium-thick-bodied. Nice and creamy

Overall: This beer is all about coffee. If you don't like coffee, you don't like this beer. A very nice coffee stout, although not as balanced and creamy as the Mikkeller Beer-Geek-Brunch Weasel. Nevertheless, a great beer.

 942 characters

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint. Bottled on 18/04/12 with a purchase price of $9.50.

4.0 A: Black color. Took two pours to fill the glass since the first gave me a full hand of head. Anyway, big, foamy tan head with a pillowy top. Retention is insanely good which resulted in many minutes passing before I could get the glass full. Decent amount of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Potent, refined coffee sticks out at first sniff. Tons of coffee to the point that it blocks out much of the other aromas. Supple roastiness. That's about all I can say. Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. I definitely like it. Booze is absent.

4.0 T: Again there's simply tons of coffee. Smooth, supple roastiness, refined. The base gets to come out and play unlike the nose. Chocolate is the next most prominent flavor with some caramel underneath. Moderate neutral malt sweetness. Booze is again well hidden. Great if you love coffee.

4.5 M: Heavier medium to lighter heavy body. Good moderate carbonation despite the giant head. Very nice creaminess with a touch of chewiness to it. Super smooth with a light boozy warming on finish.

4.0 D: This is closer to stouted coffee than a coffee stout. That said, it's pretty tasty and worth a try if you like coffee.

 1,232 characters

Photo of 4ster
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from 18/04/12. Poured into a large tulip.

Pours a rich brown-black, massive caramel coloured head that luckily got stuck on the lip of the tulip otherwise it was coming out! So I'm anticipating even if I can't really see it lots of carbonation bubbles inside... eventually dies off but does leave some decent lace. Dominating smell is right away lots of malt, but also this strange earthy acidity from the coffee but not a typical coffee smell...Taste is again similar but you really feel as if the coffee dominates this beer, though it really catches you off guard...this is not your run of the mill dark coffee stout of espresso and chocolate... this is really earthy, acidic, funky coffee.... I guess you would get that when you realize you're drinking civet digested, then pooped out coffee cherries! I certainly don't get a whole lot of chocolate in this one, just some light fruit, mild bitterness and more earthiness from perhaps the barley. Mouthfeel is pretty crazy as this one is super carbonated, not sure if there is any in bottle fermentation on this one, but regardless, not super heavy or syrupy as you'd find in big bodied imperials, some hints of alcohol but surprisingly very concealed by the carbonation that you forget this is over 11%...

Overall a very interesting beer, from what I would expect is a very unique coffee... I'm glad I got to try it and it is one of the more different but better coffee forward beers out there, but I don't think I'd drink this on a regular basis and as such am not so sad they are going to stop brewing it for ethical reasons which I think we can all totally support. So I raise my dark frothy glass to De Molen for doing the right thing!

 1,702 characters

Photo of bobhits
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

Pours a huge head but thin and somewhat unimpressive. Good lacing is left and like most Do Molens dark but not pitch black.

Such a nice coffee aroma opens this one up, it's huge and robust. Sadly the coffee ends and it turns sweet, like someone would put sugar in a coffee? It just seems wrong, but still the sweetness does add a certain intrigue.

Coffee roasted finsh with sugars mixed in. This is a hard one the flesh out. This is a HUGE coffee beer, opens with coffee and sugary stout and finishes with coffee grounds to the point I feel like I just hate a handful of coffee beans.

The mouth feel on this beer is where it looses me. It is medium bodied and a bit "forced" in the carbonation. I like what they are going for here but they just miss it here. Needs to be either more creamy from carbonation or a bit denser to give it that lingering feeling.

Despite some clear flaws this is really good stuff. One of the most coffee forward beers one will have, almost to the point where it not being coffee hurts it. If De Molen could make it less sweet and more carbonated we might have perfection. As it stands the perfect beer for a medium blend coffee drinker who does the un thinkable and puts sugar in the coffee!

 1,227 characters

Photo of Jack_Around
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured this one into a snifter from a bottle I brought back from the Netherlands.

Appearance - Dark, black as the night I consumed it.

Smell - Roasty toasty malts, faint coffee notes, and I couldn't help but feel I was getting some of the mustiness all the way from the civet poop the kopi luwak (loewak) coffee beans are famous for.

Taste - a proper malty stout, though a touch bitter like espresso coffee notes, and again some mustiness.

Mouthfeel - A touch lighter/thinner than I was expecting, a bit more carbonated than the silky smooth coffee stout I was expecting.

Overall - The numbers reflect my overall opinion, even though my description calls out the few critiques I could find. First full review on BA for me, and while you won't find a bigger proponent of De Molen beers, this isn't the best one they make. Another solid offering though, utilizing the most expensive coffee in the world.

 906 characters

Photo of beergoot
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 18/04/12

Thick, chunky, tan head sits atop a very dark brown, nearly black body. Coffee grounds, charred grains, and hints of chocolate comprise a heady aroma. Coffee, booze, bitter chocolate immediately announce their presence at first taste; sharp alcohol and bitter aftertaste. Medium-heavy body, velvety smooth on the tongue.

The coffee and ABV really come forward with this beer. Thank goodness the malt sweetness and subdued hop bitterness keep things reined in and balanced. Overall, a really nice coffee stout that hits the mark on all fronts.

 566 characters

Photo of Lunch
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Mr. ygtbsm94 at his home during a tasting, thanks!

Poured into a Jester King snifter and this guy foams like a motherfucker. Almost black with some crazy lacing. Goddamn is the nose loaded with coffee and some sweet cream. Taste is very similar, but not quite as rich. Some roast in there as well adds some bitterness.

An interesting beer and glad that I tried it, but not something that I need to have again.

 421 characters

Photo of psiweaver
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into my oakquinox tasting glass. Brought this back from Holland.

A: pours a thick black with a very small dark brown head that disappears almost immediately.

S: lots of coffee and chocolate notes with some roasty malts

T: lots of coffee some chocolate and some roasty malt, not terribly complex but good if you like coffee.

M: a little under carbonated and overly bitter with the coffee

overall a very good beer especially if your into coffee stouts one that is worth searching out.

 497 characters

Photo of kojevergas
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 18/04/12 (DD/MM/YY). Imported by the Shelton Bastards. .11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Guinness stem-goblet in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery.

Poured with vigor as undercarbonation is expected; De Molen has consistent carbonation issues in my experience. Served after a brief period following its removal from the fridge, but allowed to warm considerably over the course of consumption.

A: Pours a glass full of tan colour froth foam of good thickness, good cream, and great retention. It appears in this case De Molen overcarbonated it. Body colour is a solid nontransparent opaque black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Subtle coffee with some richness and roast, dark malts, slightly stale biscuit malt, cream, and chocolate malt. A rather understated mild aroma, especially considering the style. No yeast character is detectable, nor is any alcohol.

T: Roast, dark malts, caramel, coffee, chocolate malt, and some deeper java roast, but not much. It's a bit bland, actually, and the balance is lackluster. Not real well built for the style, but it does hide its ABV well. Lacks yeasty character. A hint of...light chili pepper? What's that doing there? In spite of its flaws, I do love the roasty character that's there. The actual kopi loewak is nice, but nowhere near as evocative as it is in Mikkel's offerings.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Delightfully cream. Impressively light on the palate for the style, showcasing some delicate fragility. The mouthfeel is the best part of this beer. In spite of the problems with the presentation/appearance, the carbonation is actually quite good. The mouthfeel is so remarkable; it's a damn shame the flavours aren't up to par.

Dr: Very drinkable for the high ABV, and it's growing on me as it warms. Hides its ABV incredibly well. I'm going to enjoy finishing this bottle, and I'm glad it's a small format. Another great stout from De Molen.


It gains body as it warms. Serve at room temperature - not even slightly chilled.

Drank well out of me Guinness goblet.

 2,160 characters

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/18/12. No problem forming a head; super fizzy. I get black coffee, dark chocolate, some smoke, raisin, and maybe a bit of port wine in the nose. Really nice coffee flavors, some good dark chocolate, caramel. A tiny hint of bitterness, and maybe just a touch of alcohol on the end, but really well hidden otherwise. It hasn't warmed as much as I'd like it to, but pretty tasty so far as I write this.

 409 characters

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, 11.2% ABV, packaged on April 19, 2012. Yet another De Molen offering where the Dutch-only label offers little in the sense of a stylistic impression. At least I have more than ample time to jot this down as the initial pour really takes its sweet time.

This beer pours a solid tinted black, with a very over-wrought puffy, billowy monstrosity of scarily rising beige head, which puts down some serious roots, only eventually leaving some broad swaths of caked hanging fuzzy lace around the glass as it slowly fades away. Over carbonation? Yes, methinks.

It smells pungently of dry roasted coffee grounds, earthy and cocoa-striped, some overwhelmed roasted biscuit malt, a touch of gritty dark chocolate, and some middling lactic essence. The taste is dry, earthy coffee, over a bed of semi-sweet chocolate, lightly roasted bready caramel malt, and some weirdly understated vegetal, spicy pepper essences. A bit of lingering yeast and earthy adjunct just adds to the strangeness.

The bubbles are fairly inert, the body a decent medium weight, and adequately smooth. It finishes on the mildly sweet side, as the lightly smoked character merges with the coffee and malt players.

An agreeable enough strong stout, where the alcohol has the temerity to stay under the radar until the near finish, where the heat doesn't exactly rear up, but carries on gamely enough to make itself known. Overall, a nice, warm, coffee-heavy tipple, once you tear through the carbonation screen.

 1,490 characters

Photo of Bung
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz. April 2012 bottling.
Very dark brown pour, near black. Large rocky tan head. I don't care for this as it has often linked to over carbed brews, especially from this brewer. I guess I just don't care for Belgian beer qualities in not Belgian styles.

Aroma, big coffee, but there is some molasses and sweet chocolate.

Taste, Again big coffee, a cafe mocha kind of thing. It is nice and smooth. Mild woodiness.

Very smooth and nearly creamy. Presence of heavy carbonation does not manifest itself. Solidly medium bodied. Coats well enough. Just a tad warming but nothing offensive for me. No problem drinking this one.

Really ended up being much better than I expected. Just be in the mood for a heavy coffee forward brew.
For the price it is probably only worth trying once though.

 792 characters

Photo of AgentMunky
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice. Bottled 18 April 2012.

A: Black, with a mocha creamy head with good retention.

S: Spicy? Hoppy? Worcester? Faint and confusing.

T: Interesting. The coffee here is much more present and lingeringly bitter. A touch of chocolate, sweet-roasted malt, and light hops. All-around balanced and enjoyable.

M: Spicy and carbonated. The spice (or coffee?) is fierce and pleasant.

O: Great beer. Very fine imperial stout. The strength is not noticeable. Drinkable, enjoyable, and recommended. Probably won't have again.

Plato: 23.7
EBC: 266
EBU: 85
ABV: 11.2%

4.25A: Black, rich beer with excellent head.
4.75S: Incredibly rich. So potent. So much coffee. I guess KL is this expensive for a reason.
4.5T: Delicious. The coffee certainly dominates, but in an excellently rich stout. Hint of berry and chocolate.
4M: Dry and bitter
4.5O: Exceptional. A really wonderful beer. Would have again and again.

 977 characters

Photo of russwbeck
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Churchkey in DC during Zwanze Day 2012

A: Exactly what you want an imperial stout to look like. It's black with a big brown head that laces all the way down. 5

S: Ton of coffee mixes with big roasted malts. There seems to be a nice amount of delicious chocolate underneath that pulls the beer together. 4.5

T: The taste is all about the coffee. I wish the stout imparted more to the taste, however. It seems far more focused on the coffee, which is that delicious civet poop coffee that seems to make good beer. I need to find this coffee somewhere. The look and aroma built me up to a taste that didn't live up to it. 3.5

MF: A bit too thin. It has a dry perfect finish, but also is undercarbonated. 3.5

O: Not as good as Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. It needed that chocolate I got on the aroma on the taste. It's disappointing because it started off so well! 3.5

 876 characters

Photo of popery
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown with a nice big mocha head. The shade of brown is about the color of slightly too weak coffee. Looks a bit murky, but it's hard to tell with the color. The aroma is strongly coffee-forward. It's a very pleasant coffee flavor but seems to dominate the beer a bit more than I'd prefer. There's just a little bit of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate in the background. The taste is similarly rich with coffee. Again, it's a very nice coffee, but while the taste is somewhat better in this respect than the aroma, I wish there was a bit more complexity to the beer. There's some nice caramel and chocolate blending into the coffee. The finish is really just coffee, though. The coffee is fruity and rich. Very good. Unfortunately, the beer is significantly overcarbonated, at least for my taste. I just don't particularly enjoy these flavors in such an effervescent beer. It's no big deal, since I just waited for the beer to settle, but it seems like an odd misstep. I'm a big fan of Molen, but this beer was somewhat disappointing, despite the tasty coffee flavor.

 1,083 characters

Photo of IHyphySF
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not sure what to expect from this beer because it is the first i ever had from this brewery and haven't heard much likes or dislikes about this brewery.

A: Popped the cap and instantly it foamed right to the top but did not foam out. Instantly poured into a tulip and poured 1/4 beer and 3/4 foam which almost foamed out. The foam color was milk chocolate foam with white haze it later dissipates quite quickly and leaves a nice ring of foam around the glass. The beer is coffee black colored and no visible bubbles are seen in the beer.

S:Smells of cheap coffee like folgers with some sort of sweetner but has huge notes of alcohol.

T:Roasty, Malty, Burnt chocolate, Cheap Coffee upfront it actually ends up having a caramel and almost burnt butterscotch flavor to it. The upfront roasted flavor profile of this is a little too much and wish it had more upfront sweetness to balance this out. Coffee is predominant in the flavor of this beer and if i knew more about the Kopi Loewak Coffee profile it might make a small bit of difference on how well they did on reproducing this taste within the beer.

M: drinks smooth really good carbonation at first but after 30 minutes the carbonation falls dead .

O: Would want to try this with a good year on it but would try it again if i saw it on tap!!

 1,301 characters

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!

The beer is quite over-carbonated. As the head gradually fades, the color is finally revealed...dark brown. Shocker. Ample lacing sticks to the sides of the tulip glass. The aroma brings roast, alcohol, subtle coffee. The taste is alright, with coffee and roast notes. Unfortunately, the beer is indeed over-carbonated, adversely affecting every aspect of the beer. Oh well. Not nearly on the same level with the 666.

 458 characters

Photo of jrallen34
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

18cl bottle poured into my Darkness glass, picked up in Gent...As i put the cap its gushes a bit, but I'm not expected for all head pour. About 2 oz of beer equalled about 12 inches of light tan head. Great retention, the head is fluffy and interesting with huge bubbles, and nice lacing. I would normally give an appearance like that a better score but the head is so annoying in not only making pour several times but making me wait forever to drink it...A light aroma that just shows off the coffee. The coffee is really nice and smooth but somewhat boring and unbalanced. As it warms some nice sweet chocolate does start to present...The taste is ton of coffee as expected, but I really like it better in the aroma than I do in reality. The coffee is light, stale, alcoholic; ironically its still pretty good, just not great...The feel is lighter but tough and tannic...Glad this is a small bottle, would be tough to drink a big bottle.

This is pretty good, just feel it could be better, slightly disappointing.

 1,016 characters

Photo of Dudeabide
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A ~ Black, with a big mocha head.

S ~ Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee

T ~ Lots of coffee backed with chocolate. Taste like old coffee, fortunately, I like that.

M ~ Medium bodied, wish this beer was a lot heavier, taste lingers but not for long.

O ~ I enjoyed it, but not enough for the price I found it at

 317 characters

Photo of STEG
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to Jeffo for this one.

As I got the first part of the cap off of the .18cl bottle my palm was met with a huge rush of air. I hurried to get the cap off, glass at the ready, but unyielding, it rushed the open orifice. fizzing slightly but with another deft cap release I was able to free the beer and pour the majority of the pitch black liquid into the duvel tulip on deck. As the bottle slowly emptied the glass filled at a much faster rate. After waiting 3 times for the head to recede I was able to fit all of the massive 6oz nip bottle into my miniscule Duvel tulip.

A mixed bag of bubbles was present all the way up to the rim of the Duvel tulip for a solid 20 seconds then dissipated to a thin layer of circling bubbles. One of the more impressive coffee noses I've experience. Huge coffee notes are backed up by cocoa powder and earthy wood notes, odd considering there's no oak in the present in the brewing process that I know of. There's also a very slight vanilla note hidden in there somewhere.

Taste has a coffee acidity present up front followed by a sweeter chocolate and malty center and finishing up with more acidity from the monkey shit coffee.

Mouthfeel was really disappointing. Moderately lively carbonation kept you wanting to come back for more but then it falls apart with the excessively thin mouthfeel. I sense no alcohol whatsoever, well done in that regard.

Overall this was worth the try and I was able to get the usual experience with playing russian roulette with de molen. I guess I kinda won with this one.

 1,557 characters

Photo of mulder1010
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

180 ML nip bottle poured into a snifter
Thanks to Baggio for the bottle

A--- OH, it wants to be a gusher. Careful opening saved that. Thanks other reviewers :). Pours a dark muddy, murky brown. Settles in the glass a murky black with slight tints of brown and ruby. One finger mocha colored head that is thick and stays at one finger for a bit. Does recede to a layer of thick film. Couple spots of lacing.

S-- Lots of coffee. Underneath the big coffee nose is some milk chocolate, roast and citrus.

T-- Coffee, milk chocolate, bittering citrus hops, and roast.

M-- Full bodied and low carbonation. Coffee does smooth out in the mouth and get more of milk chocolate, roast, grapefruit and pine. Good acidic dry coffee finish.

O-- Nice beer. Nothing that wows but a good beer.

 784 characters

firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Kopi Loewak from Brouwerij De Molen
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.