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Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

Kujo Imperial Coffee StoutKujo Imperial Coffee Stout

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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the same beer as Wild Dog Coffee Stout. DO NOT REVIEW AGAIN if you have reviewed Wild Dog Coffee Stout or your older review will be deleted when the listings are merged.

(Beer added by: Arithmeticus on 12-26-2011)
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Photo of goblue3509


4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a then khaki colored head. That goes away quickly and leaves some decent lace. The aroma is of coffee and milk chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Nice and inviting. The taste follows suit with a coffee flavor up front but then a nice sweet milk chocolate taste with a hint of vanilla. Almost chocolate milk like, very good and very inviting. The mouthfeel is a little flat and undercarbonated. Overall this is a very solid beer, very nice flavor and aroma, a must have again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2013 17:37:47 | More by goblue3509
Photo of clayrock81


3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a blackish body with one-finger tan head in my snifter. A bit of sweet espresso coffee in the aroma, along with some breadiness but not a real heavy aroma. The ABV surprised me on this one because it's real easy to drink and lighter than a stout, yet alone a double stout, usually is. The coffee and bready malts come through in the taste, not much of a roasted coffee sensation, and I like the sticky sweetness from ? (caramel, chocolate, toffee, molasses, syrup...I really can't say) that coats my tongue...while not as strong as a stout does have a a real dry finish. Overall a quality sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2012 21:07:49 | More by clayrock81
Photo of bark


3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The colour is black, the low head is pale brown. No lacing occurs.

The smell is sweet and loaded with coffee. It is elegant, but it is a little un-complex.

The taste is sweet. There is just hints of bitterness. Coffee, lots of clean and smooth coffee and coffee drops. Some black malt sourness (or is it the coffee?). The aftertaste is sweet with some metallic bitter flavours. Oily notes in the finish as well as even more coffee.

The carbonation is light. Few but fresh large bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

A very smooth after dinner beer, yet I had hoped for some more complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 17:47:10 | More by bark
Photo of drpimento


4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fine tuned heavy hitter. Poured with a decent tan foamy head tht slowly settles and good lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is roast, coffee, malt, toffee. Flavor's like nose, sweet on top, but short lived and followed quickly by carbonic tand and dark roast coffee, bitter from coffee, black malt, and yeastoids fit perfeclty. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish length is average for style and likewise boozy for style. Good drinkin' brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 06:26:24 | More by drpimento
Photo of jera1350


4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Solid black color with a frothy head of foam that leaves some nice lacing.

Rich malt smell with lots of fresh roasted coffee bean. Hint of vanilla in there.

Much like the nose, the flavors are of sweet malt with roasted coffee beans, touch of vanilla bean and alcohol mixed in. Very tasty.

Full and silky smooth across the palate.

This is a great imperial stout. The coffee is phenomenal in this. I will be looking for this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2012 14:56:52 | More by jera1350
Photo of corby112


4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at The Pour House in westmont, NJ.

Pours pitch black and opaque with a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Roasted malt aroma with a strong coffee presence that's countered by sweeter malt notes.  Hints of burnt toast, dark chocolate and deep roasted coffee.  Pretty robust but doesn't smell burnt or acrid.

Flavor is very similar to the aroma with a nice balance of robust coffee and sweeter malt notes.  A lot of coffee beers tend to taste like three day old black coffee but this is nicely balanced with hints of dark chocolate, toffee and hazelnut countering the deeply roasted coffee, burnt toast and oatmeal flavors.  Well balanced with a well masked abv making it easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 20:10:15 | More by corby112
Photo of Boto


4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Headkeeper: this one pours a very dark brown, but still has a clearness to it. There is a very small light brown head that lingers awhile but leaves little lacing. The aroma is definitely coffee, but not like a cup of coffee. It smells more like a coffee liqueur (like Kahlúa) with a bit of sweetness. Also has some chocolate notes. The taste is very good. Chocolate, roastiness, coffee and a mild sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 20:13:29 | More by Boto
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New York

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at J. Ryan's in Syracuse, NY. Served in a pint glass; absolutely pitch black in color with no light penetration whatsoever and a finger worth of tan colored head. The head dissipated fairly quickly.
Aroma upfront was of roasted malts and dark coffee blended with hot chilies. Almost, like a chili-chocolate bar blended with a strong, roasted coffee.
Taste was similar to the aroma, slightly pungent and spicy upfront with a bitter finish and a mild bitter aftertaste that lingers for sometime. With time, the coffee flavor begins to predominate. Medium to full-bodied stout with a nice silky mouthfeel. This is a big beer and there is no mistaking; a perfect sipping stout.
Overall, I think apart from the aroma (which could be a result of various factors since it was on-tap), this was a pretty solid stout.
Definitely worth a try. I would like to see how this stout tastes from a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 23:47:07 | More by CaptDavyJones
Photo of lovindahops

New York

4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at j ryans... I have wanted to try this forever and I'm excited that it's on tap at my favorite spot

A- massive opaque body with chocolate milk lacing on the sides. A thin head of foam lingers over the top of the brew.

S- black coffee beans roasted over with chocolate and superb mocha theme. This is big black coffee scent as I always wish for

T- stellar iced coffee collective with chocolate flavor. The flavor is refreshing and hearty at the same time with thickness. Roasty and sweet with some good sugar flavor

M- creamy as it gets. Thick flavor all over

O- what a coffee brew! While the brew begins with great black coffee taste, the cream and sugar blast the brew making it a complete coffee brew. Very enjoyable if you want the creamy sweet coffee brew experience

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 01:48:04 | More by lovindahops
Photo of Slatetank


4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Shady McGrady's-served in a snifter.

The color is opaque black body with a thick 2 fingers of creamy beige which settles to a ring. The lace sticks and holds and the bead is fine. The smell is strong of coffee -like freshly ground coffe, sweet and roasty with nutty accent, hardly any aroma from the base just full on coffee. The feel is thick, rich and viscous with slight oily accent from the coffee with nice body and carbonation, very good balance yet slight astringency of the bean.

The flavor is really good -totally dominated by the coffee which is rich and roasty with slight fruity taste which could be from the yeast too. The flavor is nice with some mild dark fruit perhaps raisin and caramel in the background and light spice. The finish is pretty much the same as the entry which is lightly nutty and semi-sweet. Overall an incredible beer, it seems to be more coffee than stout which is usually not that good, but in this case it works-good coffee flavor with nice supporting stout taste.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 15:06:21 | More by Slatetank
Photo of johnmichaelsen


4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive as well, showcasing considerable coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this moderately sweet stout, except there's some light bitterness and intriguing calvados flavor as well that I like. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long, chocolate and coffee flavored finish. That being said, this beer carries it's alcohol quite well, and is not at all heavy or tiring on the palate.

This is a well made, easy to appreciate and enjoy beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 21:15:24 | More by johnmichaelsen
Photo of largadeer


3.08/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black body with two inches of foam. Solid retention with sticky lacing. Cocoa and stale coffee aroma, some vanilla in there and a little roast. Palate offers more of the same: a mild stale coffee character backed by baker's chocolate, mild roastiness and vanilla. Body is medium, a touch thin for the ABV but not offensive. Pretty much a completely run of the mill, uninteresting coffee stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2012 23:52:58 | More by largadeer
Photo of emerge077


4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

10-12 oz. draft serving in a goblet.

Appears black with some dark mahogany around the edges, dark tan foam. Head is pretty thin, but leaves a spotty halo smudging the glass.

Aroma is rich and deep, earthy dark roast coffee and bananas drizzled in chocolate syrup.

Big coffee flavors, dark roast, earthy and dry, hint of dark chocolate sweetness plus the aformentioned banana esters. Dry graphite aftertaste. There's a distracting waxy slickness to the mouthfeel that deadens the flavor a little. Medium bodied, easygoing level of carbonation. Aroma is the best asset of this beer, something just isn't right with the waxiness of the mouthfeel, that keeps it from being excellent. Worth a try to see what you think.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2012 01:10:31 | More by emerge077
Photo of Brenden


4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At Reverend's in BG, almost my last review from the website rebuild.

This is, as expected, black or very close to it; a bit of brown is allowed to show in the light. A tan collar of head about a finger tall holds its form and patchy lacing is left behind.
Roast is foremost on the nose, including roasted coffee beans, and not a whole lot but more sweetness than expected wafts out as well. The smell offers me hope for a clean, bold, robust, downright tasty stout...and doesn't disappoint.
In the flavor it mingles wonderfully. The roastiness of the malt is at a perfect level and the coffee flavor prevails, balanced very nicely with the sweetness. Barley grains are present but with no residual graininess. This is as clean a stout as any. There's no harshness or bitterness even as the roast comes out in the finish, at which point just a touch of alcohol peeks out.
Kujo is smooth and rich with low carbonation as hoped for in a big stout and just enough to make it lively. The feel is on a higher level if not for not being quite as big as an imperial stout should be.
Flying Dog can be hit or miss, though the misses are still not bad. The good ones are gems, though, and this beer applies.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 18:26:19 | More by Brenden
Photo of OWSLEY069


4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a deep chocolate brown head. In the aroma, a dry coffee and a small alcohol note. In the taste, coffee, a bit sweet and a small alcohol underneath it all. A smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee and small alcohol presence in the aftertaste. Coffee and alcohol present, but not much other than that going on.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 16:54:16 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of JohnnyMc


4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite Coffee Stouts and one of my favorites from Flying Dog.

The aroma is black coffee, caramel, toffee and chocolate. Despite the high ABV (8.9), this is very easy to drink and is light, while retaining a lot of flavor.

From the first sip there is a heavy coffee presence followed by a subtle toffee sweetness that makes the beer a little complex while retaining a bold Stout flavor.

Very enjoyable and I would love to age some of this.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 06:14:46 | More by JohnnyMc
Photo of Bung

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at macs steel creek. Dark black pour, tin layer of tan.

Aroma, roast coffee, malt. Chocolate and molasses, lactose sugar?

Taste, there has to be some milk sugar in here. Milk chocolate, caramel, mocha latte. It's pretty nice actually.

Solid medium body. Just a bit more prickly than creamy. Little warming. Maybe just a tad sweet. Really pretty pleasant to me, slightly reminiscent of Depth Charge.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 04:27:58 | More by Bung
Photo of DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Kujo Coffee Stout, on tap at Pony Bar in NYC.

Appearance: Served in their 8-oz glass, Kujo looks hefty! Black like an oil field, no transparency. One finger of (what else?) coffee-colored head that doesn’t last but leaves good retention.

Smell: Coffee through and through? Cold-brewed, not fresh but full-bodied. Distant roastiness, dank hops at the end. Simple but tasty.

Taste: Here is where this beer shines! Salt-kissed chocolate, then the coffee. Nice savoriness around the edges. Tad of dirty-but-beautiful puddles on the way to a farmhouse in England. Those hops come through at the end. Again, simple but oh-so-yummy.

Mouthfeel: Not as great as the flavor, but I love how the hops tingle the lips. Medium body, full flavor, good carbonation.

Overall: A beautiful thing for those who love coffee beers. Much better than the bottle, and just so well made!

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 22:43:15 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Photo of Stinkypuss


3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flying Dog
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout

Pours the darkest of browns, with a lighter brown head. Aroma is full of big time coffee, chocolate and alcohol. In the taste, surprisingly chocolatey, with deep dark chocolate notes. There is also a black coffee flavor, cut by some alcohol. Moderately sweet upfront, giving way to some char, coffee ground and booze flavors that help to balance. Mouthfeel is full bodied, silky, creamy and carbonation is moderate. Overall, a tasty big stout, pretty nice.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2012 14:17:22 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of 57md


3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is black with a ruby hue. There is a finger of tan head, but little retention. The nose is more wine-like than beer-like. The dominant flavor is of roasted malt with traces of chocolate and coffee, but nothing overly strong or distinct. There is also a strong malt bitterness on the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 06:52:56 | More by 57md
Photo of jmdrpi


3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, served in a 10 oz glass.

appears black as used oil, with thin tan head that fades to a small collar. aroma as expected is dominated by coffee, roasted malt. taste is very coffee, but not overpowering. good balanced of the bitterness of the coffee and sweetness from the malt. no hops detected. on the thicker side, moderate carbonation.

overall - a good dessert stout. it paired well with peanutbutter pie and ice cream.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 14:45:42 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of Rifugium


4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured opaque black with a tan head that was small, but retained well. Typical aroma: roasted malts and coffee, notes of chocolate. Good balance of roasty and sweet in the taste. Lots of nice coffee (and the beer is full-bodied enough to make it seem like something more than a glass of cold coffee), dark malts, a slight bitterness that is generally subdued by a pervasive sweetness of cocoa and vanilla. I like that neither bitterness nor sweetness fully take over at any point. Very nice overall.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 13:53:02 | More by Rifugium
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured jet black - nothing gets through even when held up to the light. Dark dirty brown head poured thick and foamy then faded to nice thickish covering... very faint lacing...

Aroma - Big blast of strong espresso coffee and toasted malts, lots of sweet milk and dark chocolate, oats, molasses, treacle, light blackcurrent/blackberry notes, toasted nuts, cocoa, leathery, woody, some faint vanilla traces, light spicy hops, burnt sugar...

Taste - Lots of sweet creamy chocolate and rich dark coffee to the fore, roasted malts, faint smokey notes, some licorice, some peppery hops, lots of toasted nutty notes, molasses sweetness..

Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little sharpness after... full bodied... very drinkable for 8.9%

Overall - An outstanding brew and up with the best of the Americans impy stouts..

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 18:05:40 | More by mdagnew
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a very dark black into my Sierra Nevada tulip. A half inch of head, with little disappearing dots of lacing down the glass.

The aromas include roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, chocolate, and vanilla.

The taste is pretty similar. Nice, complex coffee flavor in this one- when colder, the coffee flavor comes across as bitter, and a bit nutty, as the beer warms up, it becomes slightly sweeter, a bit tart or twangy, and creamier, while still remaining nutty. There's both dark and milk chocolate flavors here as well, plus a bit of toffee and vanilla.

Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, lingering coffee and roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip.

A good one from Flying Dog, great interesting coffee flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 13:52:30 | More by GreesyFizeek
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New York

3.09/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a dark black color.

The aroma has caramel, lightly roasted malt, some coffee, blueberries?, smokiness.

The flavor follows of licorice throughout, hints of vanilla and coffee, a good amount of bitter chocolate, some meatiness and smoked flavors. Umami compliments those. There's a chalky after taste.

There are good notes, but also some really strange notes for a coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 04:39:47 | More by dar482
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Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
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