Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery
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4/5 rDev +0.3%
A - Pitch Black, dark tan head that became a thin film after sitting for a minute. Par for the course.
S - Coffee. Fresh ground coffee. Chocolate malts and some booze. Very nice coffee forward smell.
T - Coffee and chocolate roasted malts. Some dark fruit. Very well done.
M - Drinks like a milk stout. Kinda threw me for a loop. Clean finish, but not what I was really expecting for a double/imperial stout.
O - A very good stout for the price I paid. I will be buying this every winter to stay warm. The coffee is VERY prevalent and makes this one of my favorite easy to find, easy to drink, and easy to purchase beers.
12-01-2012 22:34:47 | More by Titans77
4.38/5 rDev +9.8%
Appears nearly black with only a few shades of brown. Upon poring a brown thick head forms but dissolves to a tan ring. Leaves splashy lacing. Sweet and dark cocoa w/ coffee dominate the aroma. Also present are alcohol and dark, grape-like fruit smells.There's a hint of hop floridness, it seems to meld with the alcohol.
The taste is an intoxicating blend of coffee and roasted chocolate malts. There are is dark fruit and a bit of alcohol present but the rich malts and coffee easily take center stage. The finish is roasty with an almost lactose quality that rounds each sip off very nicely. The body is full and velvety with low carbonation.
The alcohol begins to sharpen as it warms. The flavors stay distinctive and don't muddy together. A perfect brew for a rainy evening. One i wouldn't mind having again.
12-01-2012 02:52:19 | More by JosiahS
4.08/5 rDev +2.3%
355 mL Bottle, with freshness date. This poured pitch black, and some coaxing was needed to flair up a really coffee-dark head, retention was pretty quick, though it did leave a nice lacing and a wispy film.
Aroma has a fruity groundnut character, lychee or dragonfruit also maybe, quite distinctive. Also a lot of coffee and roast malt character. Big dark chocolate. It is pretty big, representing the ABV, but a tropical fruit lightness too, that make this quite interesting.
Taste is akin to really strong coffee (!) yet with a bit heap of bitter cocoa in there. One hell of an alcoholic warming mocha. Strong roastiness from the malts, this is somehow impeccably smooth. Some playful dark fruit and spiciness underneath, it is a complex flavour here.
Mouthfeel is quite obviously big in presence, with a lot of roasty malt, yet it has a great creamy aspect, and the bitterness of the cocoa/chocolate is nicely drying (imagine eating a spoon of straight unsweetened cocoa) on the finish.
Wow. This has 'winter sipper' all over it. The alcohol is barely perceivable under the creamy smoothness, yet its body belies its strength. Although the nose is a bit disparate initially, the palate gets over the coffee and finds those tropical and nutty characteristics. I'll stick by the strong mocha description, a bit all-over-the place, but interesting, damn good.
11-28-2012 21:39:20 | More by mick303
3.45/5 rDev -13.5%
Pretty close to pitch black. Tiny tan head. Poor head retention.
A tiny bit sweet, a little roasty, some chocolate, bits of fruit.
Fruity and sweet. Plenty of milk chocolate. Lacking coffee and malt.
Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Okay.
Not all that interesting as a stout. It lacks real coffee and roast punch.
11-23-2012 09:39:52 | More by dgilks
3.78/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
09-03-2012 21:07:49 | More by clayrock81
3.63/5 rDev -9%
audible sizzle as the head manages to attain one finger and then collapse on itself in the blink of two eyes, jet black hue, legs are left on the sides of the glass as you swirl, pretty much this looks as it should, nothing special, nothing off
black coffee with a little sweetener, dry cocoa, dark chocolate/dark fruit notes, the coffee really comes through here strongly (which makes sense eh?), nice
body is medium thick, some bitterness on the sip along with sweetness, the after taste is large, big dark chocolate and coffee flavors, but it seems to be lacking a "roasty" flavor generally associated with coffee, so to me the sweetness comes through a bit more, this is so strange that the sips contain little flavor but if you wait around in the after you get all sorts of notes, I tried just letting this sit in my mouth for more time than usual and it just doesn't release much flavor except a lactic type of sweet. The ABV is very well hidden, I am just getting a mild warming in my stomach from this.
tasty, not great. A nice after dinner brew with some dessert as a foil, probably interesting to cook with, worth checking out but don't sell off your honus wagner rookie card
09-03-2012 05:03:46 | More by Ego
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
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