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Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

670 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a jet black with deep, dark ruby brown edging where light can penetrate. The head is a nice tan brown, a finger thick and showed fair retention. Lacing is spotty, with little stick.

Smell - What you'd expect of the style - Roasted malt notes coming through with coffee and milk chocolate character. A hair of raisin and anise sit beneath.

Taste - Follows the nose. Big roasted coffee notes upfront, backed by hints of sweet and dark chocolate. A touch of anise hits briefly mid-taste, then finishes with milk chocolate and a faint vanilla note.

Mouthfeel - This is the killer. The body's a bit thin for the style, it's somewhat chalky on the finish and the carbonation is weak and fizzy. Fairly disappointing.

Overall - This is a solid imperial stout, held back by it's lack of 'stout' body. Still, I enjoyed the flavor, and I'd definitely give it thought about buying it again.

TheSixthRing, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of nwatson
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

nwatson, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -6%

mendvicdog, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark black with one-and-a-half-finger, dark tan, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Coffee and bittersweet chocolate.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. The coffee flavor is strong. The finish is about the same. The coffee is good.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and slightly warm going down.

O: This is a pretty good coffee stout. Would drink again if I liked coffee more.

SolipsismalCat, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of JDizz
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

JDizz, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of King_KongDCO93
3/5  rDev -24.8%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of IPA4LIFE
3.75/5  rDev -6%

IPA4LIFE, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Cyhops
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Cyhops, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev +0.3%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of gunther1205
3.75/5  rDev -6%

gunther1205, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of TerrapinWakenBake
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

TerrapinWakenBake, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of mpyle
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Effectively opaque in color, pours a moderate sized tan colored head, creamy and with good retention.

Sweet coffee aroma, definite dark malt presence in the aroma. Chocolate.

Rich coffee flavor, yet still quite malty and a little sweet. If Starbucks made a beer drink, I think it would taste like this beer. A little roasty, but pretty tame for a stout. Bitterness stays at a gentle level with a subtle transition into the finish. Malty roast flavors with a slight hint of alcohol linger into the finish.

Moderate carbonation and moderately big body. Has a bit of creaminess to it, and the alcohol warming is well controlled given the strength.

Does a good job of delivering on some coffee flavor and aroma, but not something I'd want to drink in great quantities.

mpyle, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of PintOHops
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

PintOHops, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev +0.3%

jacewg, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

oriolesfan4, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of username
3.75/5  rDev -6%

username, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Robdrinx
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Robdrinx, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Knapp85, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Titans77
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Titans77, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Dactrius
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Dactrius, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of JosiahS
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

JosiahS, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of mick303
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

mick303, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of JennieKoeper
4.75/5  rDev +19%

JennieKoeper, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +25.3%

CEDAMA, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of dgilks
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

dgilks, Nov 23, 2012
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.