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Kopi Loewak - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
89
very good

178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

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.
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4.09/5  rDev +2%
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!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/18/12, poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black with a light khaki colored one-finger head that retains nicely long after the pour, a bit of lacing left behind

S- for being two years old, I'm surprised how prevalent and 'fresh' the coffee aroma is. Fresh dark roasted coffee bean mixes with dark bitter-sweet chocolate, the combination reminds me of a cafe mocha. Also picking up a bit of smoky malt, with some earthy and herbal hop notes

T- dark chocolate up front mixes with some smoky malt with hints of molasses. Sweet cream mixes with an earthy bitterness and a bit of a spicy pepper kick. Bitter coffee hits the mid-palate with Huge coffee notes continue on the linger that tastes like a fresh roasted cup of joe.

M- medium body with biting & bubbly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues to the finish, warming alcohol lingers

O- a little bit of heat added another dimension that I'm not sure came from the high abv, or an actual adjunct ingredient. As expected with the Kopi Loewak coffee, it takes center stage of the beer with a unique freshness, even after setting in the bottle for over two year. Carbonation was a bit too bubbly and biting, but overall a fine sipper

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Kopi Loewak from Brouwerij De Molen
89 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.