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Wild Dog Coffee Stout (Batch 2) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Wild Dog Coffee Stout (Batch 2)Wild Dog Coffee Stout (Batch 2)

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69 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mountsnow1010 on 01-18-2011)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

wrightst, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

taylor714914, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BillRoth, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jmslade7, Jun 02, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2010. 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a black body that lets some light through. Quick fading mocha head with a thin edging. Moderate lacing. Smells ashy and smokey. A bit of chocolate and a weird coffee aroma, not really pleasant. Taste is the same. Faded coffee beans, chocolate, a bit of ash and then the unmistakable taste of an oxidized stout. Its not that bad and it is drinkable....but I just can't help but wonder what this must have been like fresh. Way over the hill at this point.

davey101, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Barbie, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

andthevolcano, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of those coffee brews that is going for power over finesse. And with that in mind, it carries it well. Nice full coffee tones on a thick bodied stout. With such a bold presentation, it's hard to get subtle details. But for what it is, it's nice.

RblWthACoz, Aug 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

GaryMarkle84, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

harrisjohnson, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

KFaulkner, Dec 25, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Thick almost black pour with tan head that does not disappear right away.

S- Coffee and roasted malts come through the most.

T- Very strong coffee flavor up front, roasted malts in the finish.

M- Very creamy and thick mouthfeel very light carbonation.

O- Very impressed with this offering, unique mouthfeel and very strong coffee flavors. Definitely an "imperial coffee stout."

stephenjmoore, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Todd
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle. Batch 2.

Look: Pitch black, opaque, fizzy near non-existent head.

Smell: Basically, an iced coffee with cream and sugar.

Taste: Thickish, smooth, robust, bitter, roasty, coffee grinds, sweet, Muscovado sugar, chocolate, fruity, smokey, leather, vodka, dry, grind and chocolate linger.

As far as coffee stouts go, this is a solid brew. Disappointed with the head (none) and carbonation (essentially flat) though. I think tweaking those two things could bump up the eye candy and provide more fun for the palate.

Todd, Dec 16, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought around October 2010 from a serial-numbered 6-pack, consuming at the moment while reviewing.

A= deep dark near-black brown with a glistening appearance. Slight head, slight lacing.

S= Starbucks Colombian or maybe Espresso up-front, dark malts, burnt molasses and some roasted nuts.

T= up-front it's slightly too sweet for my preferences but otherwise nicely complex; dark sweet roasted malts, slight liquor hints, dry coffee and dark chocolate.

M= slightly cloying but with a nice dark coffee and chocolate on the tongue and palate, lasting for a few minutes to savor.

O= if the sweetness were toned down I'd be thrilled with this rendition.

therica, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

thisladyluck, Nov 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bmur112, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

pwoody11, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

BrooBub, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

mcphish22, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, batch 2. Pours dark as night was a small fairly dense tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lace. Small bits of lacing clinging to the glass as well. Aromas of big dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, bitter coffee, vanilla, toffee, molasses, and oats. Some very nice and balanced aromas here. Taste of big dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, roasted malt, and espresso. Decent amount of coffee bitterness present on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roasted malt. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a nice creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed other than a warming after the finish. Good amount of drinkability but it is still a sipper. Overall a very nice coffee stout from Flying Dog.

superspak, Oct 10, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I haven't had too many of these Flying Dog beers before, mostly because I hate animals. A dog can pee on the sidewalk in front of a cop, but if I do that I walk away in handcuffs. Jerks.

Anyway, Flying Dog's Coffee Stout is a pretty good beer. It's got the dark brown head and black appearance of a rich stout, and the smell follows through with huge notes of roasted coffee - even when drinking a beer that aged a year as this one has. The nose whets the appetite, and my first sip delivers the coffee and chocolate and roasted malts that come through in the nose.

The only problem is the taste isn't as big as the nose, so it's a little disappointing. It's even a little watery. The taste is passable, but not one I'd seek out. Maybe it's better fresh or on tap, but in this bottle it was a little weak.

Kinda like my argument for not liking dogs.

afksports, Sep 09, 2011
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2.7/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No idea how old this bottle is but wish i did.

A-black body with no head whatsoever

S-watered down coffee. Maybe because of freshness? That's about it

T-follows the nose. Just watered down coffee. Little bit more roasty but not much. I do not like the taste of watery coffee

M-smooth and ok

O- i don't think its fresh but I will never know. Very disappointing

brew3crew, Sep 06, 2011
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Wild Dog Coffee Stout (Batch 2) from Flying Dog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.