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Kopi Loewak - Brouwerij De Molen

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66 Reviews
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Reviews: 66
Hads: 189
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 18.58%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of BeerNotes
4.48/5  rDev +14%
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.

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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.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of seand
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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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!

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Photo of stakem
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle from the April 2012 batch imported by Shelton Bros. This bottle is filled right up to the cap so be careful when opening and make sure it is colder than ideal considering the carbonation wants to leap out of this brew. Poured into a matching De Molen cervoise, it appears black in color under a mountainous 4+ finger brown head that is composed of large bubbles. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves thick patches of lace sticking to the glass. When held to the light, there is some lighter brown clarity noted around the edges with some hints of almost a ruby coloration.

The nose opens up a bit off with some sulfur, mineral and carbonic quality crushing the expected stout and coffee aromatics. However, as it warms up the expected rich kilned cocoa aspects emerge smelling quite roasted and earthy. The coffee is present but it doesnt have that unique aspect I have come to expect from Kopi, instead it smells more raw, ashy and earthy like a typical almost day-old pot of coffee. Surprisingly there are some herbal hops evident that hold as much presence in the aromatics as the coffee.

The initial flavors of this brew are carbonic with an edge of minerals that is almost rusty. As more sips are taken, the focus changes to more of a brown malt character tasting mildly roasted with almost a nutty grain presence and some raisony alcohol notes. Some herbal hop flavoring is present that blends into the mineral components that is not that enticing but isn't off-putting either. It displays almost a green peppery quality about it.

This is a medium bodied brew with an amplified amount of carbonation that is just too much. Not only visually is the carbonation level too much but it lightens up the feel and even imparts a carbonic quality to the profile that distracted from what this brew could be. To this brew's credit, the alcohol level is masterfully hidden. However, it is a real disappointment that not only is the kopi additon completely lost in this brew but even as a stout it is lacking. A rare miss from De Molen.

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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!!

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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

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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.

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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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in March of 0-12 I picked this up last week. No worries as the label indicates it can be aged 5 years.

Pours great. Big ole brown head, somewhat creamy, but semi rough bubbles. Dark brown/ruby color body. no surprise there.

Coffee aroma. And that's about it. Some faint leather and roasted malt. Maybe figs.

Flavor is coffee forward, but kind of light. Not a wholly powerful flavor, and the abv is well hidden. Easy drinking. Elather and roasted malt come through a bit more as it warms. A nice bite on the end. This is a solid stout; a warm-her-upper

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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.

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Photo of alfax
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

English (sorry if there's any mistake in the text):
Had in a bottle at home, bought at a local shop, Labirratorium (Madrid). Pours black with a brown head, which flies away quickly and only leves a small sticky head.
Aroma is pretty intense: mostly dark coffee, but with the sweetness of caramel and roasted malts.
Taste is mostly the same: the coffee is back again but maybe there's a little bit of chocolate in this one.
Full-bodied withe medium carbonation.
This is a really nice beer, and if you also like coffee, you're going to love this one.

Botella comprada en Labirratorium, tienda local de madrid.
El cuerpo es de color negro totalmente opaco, con espuma marrón claro que desaparece rápido, aunque deja una pequeña capa que permanece ahí el resto del tiempo.
Tiene aroma muy intenso a café, aunque muy bien acompañado de toques más dulces a caramelo y maltas tostadas.
El sabor es prácticamente igual, con el café dominando la escena aunque de nuevo con otras notas dulces.Tal vez tenga un ligero toque a chocolate también.
En general hay que decir que es una cerveza excelente, y al que además le guste el café definitivamente le encantará.

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Photo of adamette
4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live Review. Poured from the 11.2 oz bottle that I bought for $9.49 at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio a few weeks ago into a clean, clear glass. 18/04/12 stamped on the bottom of the back label. I am going to guess that means that it was bottled April 18, 2012. The front of the label suggests "enjoy within 5 years."

A Poured about one half of the bottle into the glass and a huuuge 6 inch thick medium brown head completely dominated the glass with about one cm of pitch black body beneath it. I don't remember this kind of reaction since the first time I poured a Duvel. The massive head remained for several minutes. Seriously, I found myself waiting around for it to dissipate. I probably waited 5 minutes in all. Only the most direct of light allows the slightest very dark mahogany shades through. Other than that the body is absolutely motor oil black. 5.0

S All that waiting allowed me to get a good idea of the smell before I attempted to drink it. A great coffee presence over top of dark roast malt predominate. I smell no hops although the label mentions that one of the ingredients is premiant (bittering hop). I do not pick up much heat at all from the alcohol, at least not to the smell. 4.5

T Wow. This is one special beer. The coffee is there but the taste pushes it to the background (where I believe it should be) and the dark roast malt is in the front. It is a nice, sweet dark roast malt and the coffee tastes dance around the edges and then linger in the finish very nicely. World class Stout. I would not change a thing! 5.0

M There is a welcome syrupy goodness to the feel that helps thicken up the feel and also allows it to linger well into the aftertaste, another welcome development. The feel really suits the taste of the beer and helps to elevate its "bigness" as well. 4.5

D Not really that high for a few reasons:
1. It costs 84 cents an ounce
2. The 11.2 per cent ABV is enough to cut down my ability to repeatedly drink these
Overall though, this is a world class beer. By the way, the drinkability may not be high but I really don't think that it is supposed to be. With all of its qualities it is supposed to be savored and enjoyed (rather than drinking several of them!). Overall: 4.5

Notes: This beer was recommended to me by the owner Wally's sister while I was in the store. Of course I hesitated because of the price. I am glad that I followed through!

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Photo of cps98
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A – Jet back with a rocky, thick mocha colored head. The head retention was amazing, there was still a very thick coating of bubbles well after I finished the beer.

S – Very sweet coffee, light chocolate hints in the background but the coffee was very dominant.

T – Sweet chocolate and coffee. Like coffee that someone put too much sugar into. No hop presences at all.

M – Nice heavy mouth feel. Really good carbonation.

O – This was a nice beer, nothing overly special. I was more interested in trying the beer with the civet coffee in it.

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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

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Photo of Treebs
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on draft at WLV Liquors during Zwanze Day, 2012. Served in my Zwanze taster flute.

A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving some sticky lace behind.

S: Earthy and green coffee beans, some roasted malts and a little sweetness as well. As expected.

T: Same earthy coffee beans, roasted malts, some sweetness and a little anise. Slightly astringent.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a little thickness to it. Dry and mildly astringent. Medium carbonation.

O: This was alright. The coffee was earthy and dark as expected and at the forefront of the taste. Probably wouldn't care to have again, but it was far from bad.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.54/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

11.2oz bottle, bottled 18/04/12

A: This beer has an extreme amount of carbonation, particularly for the style. In fact the beer gushed after the second pour. It pours out a very dark brown, almost black. Almost four fingers of head develop with little effort.

S: Molasses, sweet caramel, and faded, but not bitter coffee. I also get a lot of nuttiness that goes well with the caramel and coffee. Little to no chocolate or roast are evident.

T: Taste is similar to aroma, but not as intense. It's also not nearly as smooth. A lot of the sweetness that I got in the nose is completely gone here. The beer starts of with nuttiness with a bit of sweetness and faded coffee. The coffee is only slightly acrid, though I get moderate hop bitterness. The carbonation is a bit distracting.

M: Low to medium thickness with extremely strong carbonation that somehow stays fairly creamy. Either way, it's far too strong.

M: This beer was extremely disappointing. I generally love beers with Kopi Lowak, but the base beer is more of a brown ale than a stout. It's also way, way overcarbonated. With lower carbonation and roasted and chocolate malts added, I could see this being a decent beer, though.

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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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a dark brown, almost black color, with a fizzy tan head. The nose has a touch of roasted malt and then delicious coffee that is better on beer than real coffee. Taste is same, roasty, tons of well integrated clean coffee with hints of vanilla and chocolate and a light to moderate bitterness. Body is creamy and airy, assertive carbonation. Integrates the coffee extremely well without being ashy or peaty and overly bitter.

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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.

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Photo of Arno
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottled saying the ABV is 11,5%.

For those unfamiliar with "Kopi Loewak" and how this beer got it's name:

Summary: It's the world's most expensive coffee, made from Loewak turds holding the digested coffee berries. That's what's used as main ingredient for this beer.

appearance: Dark brown, near black. Non-transparent. Huge, no insane, mocca foam top. Pour with care. Lovely lacing.

smell: Coffee for sure. Roasted malts, bit sourness to it. Hint of dark fruit / berries.

taste: Like the smell suggests. It starts of quite fresh with a slight fruity and sweet coffee taste, then the roasted malt flavors kick in, giving it the coffee like bitterness.

mouthfeel: Quite some carbonation, possibly a tad too much. Maybe the flavor needs a punch not to get dull, bit it also prevents it from getting more creamy like.

overall: It's not bad. It's not great either. "The Molen" has better beers then this. I like the name, i like the story, but the flavors don't wow me. I like the roasted flavors behind the coffee taste, which does taste a little like old coffee. It's all quite mellow considering the ABV, so it's quite a kicker. The slightly sweet dark fruity flavor mellow it out quite nicely.
It's ok, but considering the price there are way better options at "The Molen brewery".

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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

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Photo of IPA35
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle filled to the brim, 11.2%, bottled at 19-04-2012
Poured into a Westvleteren chalice by lack of a better clean glass.

If poured too fast or at a wrong angle as I did this form a huge head even in this wide glass. Be warned.

A very dark brown beer, black in the glass with edges of dark brown when held in the light. Lovely head, big and rocky. Cappuccino like.

Smells of coffee and a bit of chocolate with dark fruit underneath, some alcohol. As it warms up the alcohol becomes more pronounced.

A beer with a big coffee taste but without that much coffee bitterness, infact this beer has quite a big malty sweetness, maybe even hints of dark fruits. Noticable, warming alcohol. Rather a simple finish with roastiness and some coffee.
Complex but not that much compared to other Imperial/Coffee Stouts.

Body is medium with quite alot of carbonation.

Overall this is yet another good coffee stout, a pleasant beer. Probably not the best De Molen beer though. I would buy it again.

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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.

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Kopi Loewak from Brouwerij De Molen
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.