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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

665 Ratings
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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 38
Gots: 58 | 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  rDev +0.5%

thetimhortonsman, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

RBuckley73, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

muskiesman, May 29, 2014
Photo of hops202
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled poured into game of thrones snifter.

A - fairly dark with some tan head

S - chocolate, coffee, some roast with slight bread.

T - Fair amount of chocolate and good coffee with some dark fruit in there.

M - Decent body, not super full or chewy.

O - Decent beer, but nothing to get incredibly excited about.

hops202, May 29, 2014
Photo of fscottkey
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark brown to black with no light getting through. Pours with a 1 1/2 finger tan head. Nice tight bubbles. That dissipate relatively quickly.

S: Bready, chocolaty with coffee mixed in. Initially there was an off-smell of metallic but it went away.

T: Toffee sweetnees up front and in the middle. There is coffee - but it is late in this one so the finish and the after taste have a nice coffee flavor.

M: Maybe a little thin and tingly. Doesn't have the big chewy feel of a almost 9% stout.

O: This is decent and I would drink it if offered again. I probably wouldn't seek it out again. The PROS are the appearance and the fact that the 8.9% ABV is well hidden. The CONS are that it is a very subtle coffee flavor for a coffee stout.

fscottkey, May 28, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Vintage 13.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of deep tan head that quickly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A rich, roasty, and sweet dark malt forward aroma with big hints of coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Upfront dark roasted barley malts with big hints of dark roast coffee beans, dark chocolate, toast, biscuit, caramel, grains, yeast, smoke, cream, and slight vanilla. Sweet hints of molasses. Dark fruit hints of raisin, cherry, and fig. Hops are very light. A very good imperial coffee stout aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a very roasty, rich, and nicely sweet dark malt driven taste with big notes of coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Dark roasted barley malts with big upfront notes of dark roast coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, toasted bread, caramel, biscuit, yeast, grains, smoke, and some sweet notes of cream and vanilla. Also some sweet notes of molasses. Dark fruit undertones with notes of cherry, fig, and raisin. A really good coffee stout taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy. Finish is smooth with a well hidden alcohol presence.

Overall: A really good take on an imperial coffee stout. Very good dark coffee and chocolate flavors with a nice creamy body.

MattyG85, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Blaze5445, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a 8.9% ABV Imperial Stout, brewed with Black Dog Coffee out of Summit Point West Virginia. I have really not loved Flying Dog beers in the past, but one of the guys from the Four Firkins opened one for me to try and I'm a convert! I brought a couple home for more intense "study".

Aroma: Cinamon, milk chocolate, roasted grains. Sweetened condensed milk and light roast coffee as it warms up.

Appearance: Deep black in color. Rich dark tan to brown head. Head fades to sides of glass fairly quickly.

Flavor: There is very bright and flavorful coffee up front in the beer. The initial smack in the face of coffee fades to a semi-sweet chocolate flavor and a bitter finish. There is a bit of grain sweetness, but the coffee is strong in this one and dries the beer out. The roast seems lighter, with a zippiness and lack of burnt flavor I tend to note in darker roasts. This beer has a rich and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: This is outstanding! An incredible use of coffee, where the beer is elevated by it and not over-run by it. Also a great base beer.

Jackofallbrews, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

The_Craft_Deviant_Rob, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

MN_Beerticker, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jwswigs, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

heatherzbeer, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

allstar255, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

chefjohn15, May 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

nrweigand43, May 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Nachtkrieger, May 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

jrschaef, May 05, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

App: almost no visible carbonation, poured slightly syrupy into pint glass, with mild sweet aroma

Entree: mild initial taste, but moderate sweet flavor hits you on the swallow, with palatable aftertaste that lingers / hangs there enough, if not a bit too much

Dessert: a low grade dessert, with dark chocolately tones (not necessarily coffee to me; cherry like); the high enough 8.9% barely noticeable except towards the end, which impressed me.

Having just had Black Hawk stout just prior, clearly stronger and better, as you would expect.

But this is one style that is in eye of beholder / taster--Ch33rs!!!

Honisbygonis, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

baerb69, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

atrocity, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Near black with decent tan head and light lacing.

Smell: Cold espresso, molasses, cholcolate and dark fruit.

Taste: Coffee and molasses form the backbone, with notes of dark fruit and chocolate. The bitterness is fairly low and generally not much bite at the finish. Fairly subtle taste overall for the style but very tasty.

Feel: Moderaly low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, but the body is lighter than expected.

Overall: Nice, affordable Coffee Imperial Stout. Certainly on the easier drinking side of things.

bsp77, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kbrown, Apr 24, 2014
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.