Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.75/5 rDev +19%
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.
05-22-2014 20:05:06 | More by Jackofallbrews
3.31/5 rDev -17%
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!!!
05-02-2014 21:48:26 | More by Honisbygonis
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
04-28-2014 02:02:38 | More by bsp77
4/5 rDev +0.3%
A: black ale in a pint; fingers of dark foam head slimmed but persisted throughout
S: of dark earthy, roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, and coffee grinds
T: cocoa and coffee again do battle - suggestions of earth and wet char - brighter spikes of perhaps something like cinnamon or spice.
M: a little on the thin side for an Imperial stout, least as far as I like 'em - smooth and mellow; bittersweet; slight coat; chalky cocoa finish
O: a very nice coffee stout - nothing too big, but delivers on the flavors you'd expect. Fans take note. A nice choice for any BA to try.
04-20-2014 14:36:38 | More by Greywulfken
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.46/5 rDev +11.8%
355ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown
Poured jet black - nothing gets through even when held up to the light. Dark dirty brown head poured thick and foamy then faded to nice thickish covering... very faint lacing...
Aroma - Big blast of strong espresso coffee and toasted malts, lots of sweet milk and dark chocolate, oats, molasses, treacle, light blackcurrent/blackberry notes, toasted nuts, cocoa, leathery, woody, some faint vanilla traces, light spicy hops, burnt sugar...
Taste - Lots of sweet creamy chocolate and rich dark coffee to the fore, roasted malts, faint smokey notes, some licorice, some peppery hops, lots of toasted nutty notes, molasses sweetness..
Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little sharpness after... full bodied... very drinkable for 8.9%
Overall - An outstanding brew and up with the best of the Americans impy stouts..
04-14-2014 18:05:40 | More by mdagnew
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.
Pours a very dark black into my Sierra Nevada tulip. A half inch of head, with little disappearing dots of lacing down the glass.
The aromas include roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, chocolate, and vanilla.
The taste is pretty similar. Nice, complex coffee flavor in this one- when colder, the coffee flavor comes across as bitter, and a bit nutty, as the beer warms up, it becomes slightly sweeter, a bit tart or twangy, and creamier, while still remaining nutty. There's both dark and milk chocolate flavors here as well, plus a bit of toffee and vanilla.
Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, lingering coffee and roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip.
A good one from Flying Dog, great interesting coffee flavor.
04-09-2014 13:52:30 | More by GreesyFizeek
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.