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Kopi Loewak - Brouwerij De Molen

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89
very good

178 Ratings
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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.

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Ratings: 178 | Reviews: 63
Photo of REDAMI
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into St. Bernardus goblet.

A - Deep coffee brown pour with thick, creamy, highly-laced, taupe colored foam.

S - Roasted malts, coffee beans, a touch of chocolate and damp wood on the nose.

T - Sweet, iced coffee, dark roasted barley, a vague touch of hops.

M - A swirl of coffee oils and warm alcohols. Not syrupy or cloying, a bit more carbonation than expected.

This one was fun. It has a all the hallmarks of an imperial stout and a great coffee flavor. The extra carbonation really helped express the flavors.

Photo of uncccegr
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle, date on back label says 18/04/12. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch and a half tan head that sticked around for a long time. There's also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is very nice, the brew smells like coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. It tastes like coffee, roasted/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, nuts, caramel, and molasses. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with high but soft carbonation. If you like coffee beers, then you really need to try this one. It's a coffee bomb! I'll have to buy another bottle the next time I come across this, I liked this one a lot.

Photo of darcange
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of maximum12
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ML bottle with the classic De Molen minimalist label. Picked up at de Bierwinkel in Leiden, the Netherlands, after staring at all the beautiful foreign beers for about half an hour. It was tough to pick. Bottled 1/24/13 & consumed while staring out at Haarlemmerstraat on our last night in Europe.

Barely a hiss when the top is popped, & the pour is as dark & lifeless as a depressing as black on black, though a touch of red hope gleams through the thinnest edges. Nose is big-time bitter, a treble hook of coffee & roast sink into the olfactory factories. Nice.

Kopi Loweak is a heavy-handed coffee bomb in every sense of the word. Coffee takes the baton from the word 'go' & sprints off; there's barely any hint of a stout underneath the shroud of bitter coffee. Half of this small bottle will be quite sufficient, thank you.

Even though I'm not fond of coffee nukes & this is one of the biggest in terms of tonnage, it's still strangely appealing. Pretty good beer, but not one I'd seek out again.

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3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage from alelover:

'tis lively. Coffee black body with a healthy pale brown head. Spotty lacing.

Dark berries and muted coffee. Some caramel and brown sugar. Strong nose.

A bit overactive on the palate. Tingly cola flavors with red fruits and bitter coffee. It mellows out with a bit of warmth.

Pretty good. De Molen can and does do better, though.

Photo of beergoot
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of Brabander
3.14/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I bought this beer at one of the best beershops in Belgium; dranken Geers in Oostakker. Bottled in januari 2013, good to drink in five years. Poured the beer in my Struise tasting chalice. Black fluid with almost no head. When i poured the beer with force i got a head for a few seconds but then it was gone, leaving a small ring in the glass.

Smell is as expected coffee. Alcohol is well hidden. Tastes like cold coffee. Not very spectacular but decent, not more than that.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of danieelol
3.42/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Previously thought I drank Mout & Mocca, but I actually drank this.

My bottle was 11.2%.

Pours with absolutely ridiculous massive frothy white head. As for the beer itself; black and just gives the impression of a watery body.

Smell is sweet marshmallow, flowers (roses). Definite lactic qualities.

Taste is vanilla marshmallow, gritty coffee. Rather astringent really.

Mouthfeel is a fair bit thicker than I thought it would be considering the appearance. Actually quite nice, creamy and thick.

I'm not quite sure what I think of this beer. Was initially disappointed but I realise it's like a very milky, bitter, instant coffee. Still not blown away.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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