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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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632 Ratings
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 35
Gots: 47 | 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 TedSneakman

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

05-17-2012 19:51:49 | More by TedSneakman
Photo of Evil_Pidde


4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours pitch black with a rather large brown compact head that rather quickly sets into nice lacings.

S: Strong black coffee dominates. But there's also some mellow dark dried fruits along with some dark chocolate. Some bitterness as well.

T: Complex; chocolate and liqourice balances the coffee. Some faint vanilla together with some faint smoke makes this quite interesting. But the coffee is rather dominant.

M: Long smokey and bitter aftertaste. Body is full and carbonation held light.

O: A nice and interesting stout with lots of coffee.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 13:55:13 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of jtierney89

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours pitch black with a brown head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells like straight black coffee. Touch of chocolate.

Thick syrup like mouthfeel. Overwhelming amounts of coffee flavor. Touch of chocolate. But basically just like drinking thick black coffee. Not a huge fan. Has a nice finish so it could pair extremely well with dessert. It's okay and id have it again under the right circumstances but eh.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 02:05:16 | More by jtierney89
Photo of bhir


4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-13-2012 23:22:09 | More by bhir
Photo of dtivp


4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a one and a half finger creamy dark mocha head that fades slowly into thin ring with moderate lacing.

Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, slight caramel and some alcohol.

Taste of sweet chocolate, licorice, vanilla, dark roasted coffee, some smoke and a slight alcohol warming. As this beer warms you get more coffee and alcohol taste.

Mouth Feel is medium body, light carbonation, smooth with a slight tingle and a nice coffee after taste.

Overall a very nice stout that starts a little sweet, but ends with a nice coffee and dark roasted taste. I enjoyed this beer more as it came to room temperature.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 01:58:07 | More by dtivp
Photo of BogBoyJD


3.3/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not going to spend too much time on this one.

Appearance is black and viscous, head goes extremely quickly. Looks flat. What the f#ck?

The only good thing about this beer is the smell. Like espresso beans and caramel.

Very disappointed. When I saw this one I couldn't wait to try it, but anyway...

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 21:37:53 | More by BogBoyJD
Photo of ShadyJay


4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-08-2012 12:44:45 | More by ShadyJay
Photo of Arborescence


4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black. Pours a decent two finger head with a brownish tint. Looks good!

Aroma: Chocolate and roasted malt. The coffee is not that strong, but there are espresso-like aromas there.

Taste: Dark chocolate, licorice, a little sweet. Toast and roasted malt are evident. Again the coffee is not the main element, but it's there -- not espresso though, but rather weak brewed coffee. The aftertaste lingers nicely with a malty alcoholic sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, oily.

Overall: It's a good one. I reviewing my fifth bottle, so I've already gotten used to the beer. I've liked each one and this is certainly a beer that I will be looking for again; I'd like to try it from the tap. Not the most coffee-rich coffee stout, but certainly not the weakest either. The strong ABV is hidden well. Another excellent brew from Flying Dog!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 01:16:13 | More by Arborescence
Photo of TasteTester


4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-07-2012 00:36:11 | More by TasteTester
Photo of HumphreyLee


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-06-2012 06:21:26 | More by HumphreyLee
Photo of Skye1024


3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-30-2012 02:00:06 | More by Skye1024
Photo of whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-28-2012 18:53:43 | More by whartontallboy
Photo of brealbg


4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-23-2012 14:27:21 | More by brealbg
Photo of ksimons

New York

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

A-a very dark chestnut brown with a thin layer of tan head that leaves a ring around the top

S-Not super strong smelling, but has bits of roasted malt, toffee, and some light coffee.

T-Roasted coffee, mocha, roasted malt, and a bit of light vanilla.

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation. Leaves a dry, slightly sweet taste in the mouth.

Overall its a decent beer. Nice roasted flavors, coffee, and a good body to it.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 23:48:38 | More by ksimons
Photo of server222


4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-21-2012 03:00:19 | More by server222
Photo of SgunnarW


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

Poured from a 12oz bottle in Deschutes snifter

A: Pours a deep black with a 2.5 finger mocha colored head. Minimal lacing and nice carbonation bubbles on the side of glass.

Sm: I absolutely love the smell of this beer. On the front I get tons of mocha goodness...lots of espresso, milk chocolate, some citrus, and a blueberry sweetness in the finish.

T: A malty sweetness on the front, definitely fruity. Chocolate, and espresso in the middle of the mouth with a dark coffee, creamy finish. The alcohol is well hidden and only barely present. A delicious lingering coffee flavor.

Mf: Full bodied and nicely carbonated so that there's a bit of a tingle in the throat.

O: I'm really diggin' this beer. It's a bit sweet, but unlike any imperial stout I've had. A winner for the price, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 02:33:22 | More by SgunnarW
Photo of TATURBO


4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque Black with slight tan creamy looking head. Leaves some nice lacing as I drink. Minimal carbonation but not flat either.

S: Definitely a coffee smell but with a bit of a fruit thing going. Can't quite pick out but different that most Coffee Stouts (My favorite by the way) Other than that a Marshmallow tinge.

T: Surprisingly the coffee isn't really strong to my taste buds but Wow I really am picking up on the banana and Marshmallow. I am also tasting some alcohol burn/heat.

M: This is a heavy beer in it's thickness and viscosity. Has a creamy Richness also. Milky malty goodness!

O: I'd almost call this a Banana Stout if there was such a label. I picked up on that almost stronger than the coffee. Really good beer though and not quite what I was expecting either.
I don't think this is one of those beers that hides it's alcohol. At nearly 9% I really could tell it was there. Impressed highly overall and at this point one of my favorites from Flying Dog!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 16:57:13 | More by TATURBO
Photo of philbe311


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

A - A finger and a half worth of medium to dark brown colored head that is equal parts creamy and fizzy... Good retention gives way to a full creamy lacing... A little bit of micro bubbled carbonation can be seen along the edges at the top of the glass... The color is an opaque flat black... Leaves a bit of lacing on the glass...

S - Strong coffee at the forefront... Followed by milk chocolate and roasted malts... Also mixed in are touches of licorice, marshmallow, and soy sauce...

T - The coffee is still at the forefront, but in a much more subdued manner... The milk chocolate also fades in intensity... The roasted malt is kicked up a notch... The various other aromas alluded to by the nose are completely absent... However, there is still a lot of good flavor...

M - Medium to full bodied... Smooth... Slightly creamy... A bit rich... The finish is both slightly bitter and slightly chalky...

D - Not a bad little beer Flying Dog has here... Actually, it's a pretty darn good coffee stout... Good flavor... Has a little bit of a bite, as it should with Kujo in its name... I can recommend with clear conscience to coffee beer fans and I will gladly drink again...

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 02:45:44 | More by philbe311
Photo of YouSkeete


4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black appearance with a one finger thick khaki colored head. Big notes of bourbon and roasted coffee, with thick molasses, heavy cream, caramel, toffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla: the flavors keep coming, lots and lots of complex aromas. Toasted coffee beans with bittersweet milk chocolate, sweet cream, molasses and burnt wood. Like the aroma, tons and tons of flavors keep rolling on the palate with complexity. Toffee, orange, banana, and some odd hints of blue cheese even make their way through. Fantastically complex overall flavor. Milky and rich mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Coffee, malty finish. Really incredible brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 22:59:06 | More by YouSkeete
Photo of neckbracesub


4.75/5  rDev +19%

04-19-2012 20:40:08 | More by neckbracesub
Photo of beer2day

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straight black with 1-finger dark khaki head. No retention. Even lace all around the glass.

Coffee and oaked vanilla are strong in the nose. Coffee is mild, not a dark roast, and fresh. Vanilla cream is stronger than the coffee. Nicely layered.

Fairly mild flavor. Toffee and light roast coffee. Dark chocolate mixes in. Goes smoky in the finish. Touch of anise there, too. Complex enough, but the flavors seem to compete rather than compliment.

Feel is about right, but just a little too sugary for my taste.

Overall, worth a try. This got a ton of hype when the bottles hit some of the local shops here. Didn't quite measure up.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 02:42:19 | More by beer2day
Photo of fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-15-2012 20:22:17 | More by fehrminator
Photo of Apex


3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-15-2012 18:47:38 | More by Apex
Photo of soulfly1492


4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Super sweet, nice and bold. Coffee, a good bit of lactose as in a milk stout. Bitter roasty coffee, spicy alcohol. Mild anise and yes some chocolate. Mild black malt. Woody. Caramel. Lots of alcohol sticking around in the top of my tulip glass.

Appearance: Pitch black, opaque. Pours a moderate very dark brown head which bubbles away in about 90 seconds, leaving some lacing and some creamy head still floating around.

Taste: More like a milk stout that I expected. Lactose, bittersweet chocolate and coffee, lightly burnt black malt, dark cocoa shows up at the aftertaste along with the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Silky smooth. Finishes a bit dry. Mild carbonation.

Overall: Nicely balanced. A bit out of style, but a nice dose of sweet chocolate, bitter chocolate and some lactose. Savory, will definitely get this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 23:36:35 | More by soulfly1492
Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-11-2012 13:19:40 | More by Mikeymcglynnigan
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
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