1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Kopi Loewak - Brouwerij De Molen

Not Rated.
Kopi LoewakKopi Loewak

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

159 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 159
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 159 | Reviews: 61 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Bonko_the_sane
Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-13-2013 06:08:22 | More by Bonko_the_sane
Photo of DrunkinYogi
DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-13-2013 00:41:06 | More by DrunkinYogi
Photo of boot11222
boot11222

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-12-2013 21:05:11 | More by boot11222
Photo of ajzy
ajzy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-11-2013 23:14:26 | More by ajzy
Photo of TwelveOunces
TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-09-2013 01:24:13 | More by TwelveOunces
Photo of RashyGrillCook
RashyGrillCook

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-08-2013 14:07:56 | More by RashyGrillCook
Photo of alelover
alelover

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-05-2013 03:49:31 | More by alelover
Photo of shagens
shagens

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-01-2013 22:08:59 | More by shagens
Photo of eduardolinhalis
eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

A: Pours a deep and dark brown color forming a small but persistent bubbled beige to brown head. Few spotty lacings are left in the glass

S: Very roasted with strong notes of coffee. Notes of dark chocolate and chocolate malts. Really amazing in the nose. Some alcohol is felt in the end

T: Strong roasted malts and slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of coffee. Strong roasted malts bitterness in the end

M: Heavy molasses body. Low carbonation. Roasted malts bitterness in the aftertaste

O: Great coffee Stout. Quite good drinkability considering that it's a 11.5% ABV beer. It does not seem to be that strong

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 21:03:43 | More by eduardolinhalis
Photo of neckbracesub
neckbracesub

Indiana

5/5  rDev +24.7%

04-28-2013 13:08:02 | More by neckbracesub
Photo of eawolff99
eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-24-2013 23:47:49 | More by eawolff99
Photo of BeerNotes
BeerNotes

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown — almost black — with a huge tan head that dissipates to a persistent 1/4 inch.

S: Lots of espresso with a solid stout backbone.

M: Thick, but surprisingly tingly.

T: Stout up front, java in the back. Coffee notes mask the alcohol flavors.

O: The Short Version: It’s a heavy stout masquerading as an iced coffee. One of the best around.

The Long Version: Kopi Luwak is shitty coffee. That is to say, Kopi Luwak coffee beans are found in cat shit. Despite where the beans come from, the beer is absolutely incredible. As far as coffee stouts go, it stacks up against all the heavy-hitters; and the lingering flavor you’re left with is unlike almost any other. It’s extremely well-balanced — especially given the alcohol content — and really drinkable. The only thing that could make it better is a nice, dry-rubbed steak.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 18:20:25 | More by BeerNotes
Photo of trodam
trodam

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 16:58:29 | More by trodam
Photo of MarkyMOD
MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-17-2013 02:23:24 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of ngeunit1
ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a big finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head. Fades very slowly.

S - Roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel malts, cocoa, black licorice, molasses, a bit of dark fruits, some booze.

T - Roasted coffee, some coffee bitterness, chocolate and caramel malts, bakers cocoa, black licorice, molasses, prunes, raisins, and other dark fruits, and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a sweet, roasted, bitter, and warming finish.

D - The coffee flavor is great here, as is the overall balance and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 07:00:13 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of Atomicskis5
Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-11-2013 00:58:56 | More by Atomicskis5
Photo of seand
seand

California

4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown, near black, with lots of pillowy tan head. The mound of foam retains pretty well and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Dense, nutty, earthy, sweet coffee.

T: Dense nutty sweetness, with the coffee coming out more towards the finish. Finishes with a strong roasted coffee note.

M: Full body, medium to strong carbonation.

Overall, a nice slow sipper. Lots of flavor, especially coffee flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 01:56:45 | More by seand
Photo of scottiethebody
scottiethebody

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-03-2013 04:17:47 | More by scottiethebody
Photo of IpeeA
IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-01-2013 19:46:29 | More by IpeeA
Photo of JAHMUR
JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-28-2013 18:07:48 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of bobhits
bobhits

Kentucky

4.01/5  rDev 0%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 03:45:09 | More by bobhits
Photo of jefftuck47
jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-23-2013 04:05:55 | More by jefftuck47
Photo of thegerm87
thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-16-2013 03:15:48 | More by thegerm87
Photo of ihmurria
ihmurria

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-04-2013 21:01:21 | More by ihmurria
Photo of BARFLYB
BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-03-2013 22:09:46 | More by BARFLYB
Kopi Loewak from Brouwerij De Molen
89 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.