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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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788 Ratings
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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 52
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Arithmeticus on 12-26-2011

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Ratings: 788 | Reviews: 198
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: black with tan, barely sustaining head, except at the edges, where a nice thin ring forms
S: although I get dark roast scents, the most distinctive thing I get is an waft of alcohol over the burnt-coffee and mild cocoa nib scents
T/M: the taste is heavier on the coffee taste than the nose. It still has a slightly burnt nature to it, though. The beer starts ok in body (even a little more carbonated than I expected), but weakens mid-taste a bit. The alcohol from the smell never hits. The ending fades to the taste of a weak bitter coffee, so that flavor does last in some form throughout.
O: this is a perfectly ok offering, in my opinion. I was expecting a little more from the taste given the look and smell. The flavors were decent, but lacked some depth or body or both. I wouldn't turn one down in the future, for sure, but I can also find stouts I enjoy more.

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Appearance: very dark brown, almost black; medium tan frothy head after aggressive pour; fairly long lasting; decent lacing

Smell: burnt sweet malt; dark dried fruits; coffee; smells great

Taste: sweet juicy malt on start; burnt malts in the mid with a light hop bite coming in; finishes sweet overall with some dry, nutty notes and coffee flavors; pretty sweet overall, but the burnt malts and light hops balance it out pretty well

Mouthfeel: creamy, fairly thick

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no bottled on date, but Vintage 13 printed near the bottom of the label. Not entirely sure that aging this beer would accomplish much, but whatever. Another new beer to me from Flying Dog.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a solid opaque black colored body with less than a finger of dark chocolate mocha head. Some nice thin chocolate lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell doesn't come off so much as coffee, but more of a dark bitter baking chocolate. Some indistinct dark fruitiness, roasty chocolate malts, yeast, hint of wood, hint of cream, and some alcohol heat.

T - Taste is of dark roasted malts, some chocolate / cocoa, cream, some vanilla, a bit of char, and some nice bitter roasted coffee beans on the finish. Coffee is much more apparent on the taste than on the nose.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with a bit of coarse carbonation and some dark bitter chocolate / coffee bean roast on the palate.

Overall, it's a nice beer, but fairly lacking in the coffee department for a beer that describes itself as an imperial coffee stout, but the coffee does become more pronounced as you sip on it. A nice sipper, with a well-hidden 8.90% abv.

Flying Dog Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout ---4/5.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours thick, very dark brown, with little carbonation. I had to give it a pretty hard pour to produce a little mocha colored head, but that dissipated quickly, leaving little to no lace. Again, looks pretty thick.

Smells of dark fruits, damp vegetables and roasted malts. The coffee comes through not as coffee per se, but more like a nondescript dark, bitter smell. Fruit dominates the nose much more than your typical coffee stout.

On the palate, dark, sweet fruit hits first, followed by chocolate and rich, smooth espresso. Not as complex as some imperial stouts, but a palate-pleaser nonetheless. Booze is pretty well hidden, revealing itself only in a little dry, slightly minty astringency.

Mouthfeel is full, soft and round. Though not as big and full as the viscous pour would lead you to believe. Again, not a luxurious as some, but definitely fits the imperial stout bill. Nice, lasting chocolate bitterness.

Overall, this is a big, tasty stout that packs a punch. A nice pairing of sweet, dark fruit and bitter chocolate espresso flavors.

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Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
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