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Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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Kujo Imperial Coffee StoutKujo Imperial Coffee Stout

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very good

670 Ratings
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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 39
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
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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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

cmuir24, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

McTavern, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

imperiallibations, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of nimrod979
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Junto Society Meeting 12/12. Poured into a Flying Dog Chalice.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a very thin tan head. Had to pour quite aggressively to even get that. Not much for retention or lacing.

Aroma: Strong coffee aroma along with some chocolate malt. Smells sweet.

Taste: Semi-sweet dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla. Coffee isn't overwhelming but is definitely there with a slight roastiness. Reminds me of an iced coffee. It's a little on the sweet side but that's ok here. Pretty good but not as good as "Batch 2"

Mouthfeel: Creamy, slick, medium-full body with very little carbonation. Slight alcohol presence.

Overall, I find it an enjoyable beer, if somewhat inconsistent. No head and carbonation take away a little bit from an otherwise great tasting beer.

nimrod979, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

aflyershckyfan, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

SoberPhobic, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Buddha bar in Inwood- pours a thick black with two fingers of mocha colored head, good retention, minimal lacing.

Smell is mild- a little coffee, some roasted malt, some creaminess from the nitro.

Taste is good- creamy and rich. A little cream taste up front followed by a mild coffee flavor, them the earthy roasted malts.

Mouthfeel is pretty good- full bodied, mild soft carbonation. This is a pretty good beer in a very crowded field. I wouldn't seek it out but if it's available and you feel like a stout it's worth a try.

Hopdaemon39, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

bigred89, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of rawfish
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours oily dark brown, pretty viscous stout. Tiny mocha head that disappears within seconds and leaves no lacing, very slick.

Dark fruit, rasins and candied dates, above all is the distinct addition of coffee, sweet chocolate and chocolate cake. Inviting dessert aroma. A bit boozy on the finish.

Roasty and milk chocolate sweetness hit the palate first with raisins, prune and licorice following. The sweetness of this beer makes rather unique, the chocolate and fruity sweetness is not unlike a black forest cake. Sticky in the finish but the taste does clean very well.

Tight bubbles and average carbonation, a bit creamy but more sweet than anything, a good sipper.

Decadent, easy to drink imperial stout, the sweetness could be cloying for some but I enjoyed it. It's not really a coffee heavy beer, more of a milk chocolate and dark fruit combination that makes it stand out. Would buy again.

rawfish, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

TychoNDC, Feb 04, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours very dark with heavy tan head.

S: Predominantly a nice earthy coffee with some sweetness, vanilla and chocolate. No booze.

T: Despite the huge coffee flavor, this is very well balanced. The sweet, bread, cereals all go together great.

M: Thick creamy.

O: If you love stouts and you love coffee, this is a hone run. Bit on the expensive side though.

Samuel906, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

skaboom420, Feb 03, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle into a tulip.

Kujo pours a very dark brown with dark tan edges. It's a really nice color, actually. Not a lot of head, though. The smell isn't all that complicated -- big coffee and dark caramel malt. Not bad, but nothing to set it apart.

The taste is more complicated. Caramel and dark chocolate, raisins. Some coffee, but not as much as I'd expected from the aroma. There's a definite booze character that I'd usually like but it comes off here as a bit harsh in relation with the other flavors. Mouthfeel is slick but a little thin. A little foamy in the mouth, too.

Overall, there's nothing especially wrong with this beer, but nothing outstanding either. One of those "wouldn't turn it down, wouldn't seek it out" drinks.

CharlatanSin, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Chugs13, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

srw, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Fusion7777, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Ciocanelu, Feb 01, 2013
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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.

goblue3509, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

DrJoe82, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

golf4collet, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was an excellent beer. It has coffee and chocolate undertones and pours to a nice full body with a nice brown head. Has a good amount of hops to balance out the sweetness of the sugars. The beer is very dark, but not too heavy and not too sweet. ABV says 8.9%, but it doesn't feel it. You can definitely drink, and enjoy, this beer.

Heynow007, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

AngusOg, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jakea, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

TaylorK, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse. Bottle and a pint glass.

Vintage 2012. Black-brown cola color into the glass. Subdued head of a quarter inch. Dissipating quickly.

Coffee liqueur, vanilla, roastiness, ale yeast, light licorice, and earthy floral hops.

Coffee stout goodness. Applicable hops with a savory earthiness to complement the roasty and gutty dark malts. Bitterness is medium to low; lingeringly sweet. Hints of maple and licorice. Decent load of vanilla bean. Finishes with a booze-centered spiciness.

Drinks under-carbonated. Just a late spritz. Body is medium plus, decently sticky. A bit hot, too.

Hey, the feel is subpar, but this is still really good. I always come back to this, and for good reason.

thecheapies, Jan 26, 2013
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.