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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

775 Ratings
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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 52
Gots: 104 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Arithmeticus on 12-26-2011

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of WFM craft pack, this is outstanding.
Suggest a big glass, let it warm, sip slowly. last of the night.

A: Pours black, with a thick finger of milk mocha head, fore bearer of the mocha flavor to come. Good amount of creamy bunching, lacing, and stickiness.

S: Aroma offers a latte coffee or mocha bouquet with a mix of chocolate, caramel, and green citrus.

T: Follows smell, with a more chocolatey, caramel front than most, almost too sweet, but really nothing to argue with. Assertive milky coffee is the finish. Beer finishes dry and burnt roasty, good feeling.

F: The mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy with full alcohol liquorish body and warmth.

Excellent bigger Coffee Stout, with a lot of mocha coffee, emphasis on chocolate. If that's your style, this is your stout.

Photo of delta490
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep inky black with a thin mocha head. It goes away quickly and leaves faint soapy lacing. The aroma is a little anemic, with faint coffee notes and deep roasted malt. The taste is a little more robust, offering the same. The body is a little thinner, but still has a nice weight to it and just a slight bit of carbonation.

Photo of ZachKelly
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macesq
3.21/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of amstokesdb9
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NonicPanic
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of SwG237
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of REAL_Harrison
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of briandaube
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeKSmith
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nate139
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Okay, so I really don't know what to make of this beer. I'm not sure if I am drinking the regular Kujo coffee stout or one of the many variations made with different beans that are listed on BA.

This was served to me in draft which came with a thin tan head, but dissipated completely away. I tried to revive it, but nothing, no head at all. There was no lacing, but some legs. Pure black in color.

The aroma was a huge mix of burnt coffee, molasses, prunes, red wine, and alcohol.

The taste was of slightly bitter molassas and unsweetened chocolate

Mouthfeel was thick and warming, maybe a bit chewy, but needed some carbonation.

This didn't seem to me a coffee stout, but more reminded me of a well aged barleywine, which is not necessarily a bad thing. For me, this was more of a sipping beer and a single serving would be enough before moving on to something less complex. I also felt the ABV seemed slightly higher than the 8.9. My wife liked it, but I feel I need to try this one again to be certain I didn't get an odd pour.

Photo of alyssa1224
4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Viperman1316
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MerriweatherRaven
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bierleichen
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I like coffee... I like stouts, this is the best of both worlds

Photo of Cook82
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunofneurot
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DrRambis
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of bottle at room temperature into pint glass. Third time having this and so half way through the sixpack I found the time to actually write a review.

Look: Appears midnight black, completely solid allowing no light to penetrate through, small 1/2" head dissapates quickly into small light blond film.

Smell: Bitter Chocolate notes, wet grain, and sourdough breadiness, there is also a strong fruitiness that sort of underlies all these aromas as well. Overall the aroma is pretty subdued.

Taste: Intense bitterness from the combined flavors of the coffee and the roasted malt, finishes with a slight creamy note - sort of milky but doesnt taste like any lactose was added. Some earthy hops appear but they are mostly overwhelmed. Finish has a dark fruity twang - tasting somewhat like chocolate covered raisins. It leaves you with a mild alcohol burn and your mouth fighting between a strong sugary sweetness and strong coffee bitterness. The flavor profile has true depth with mulitple layors of taste shining through. Some beers are simple but taste good others beers are complex but taste muddled and weak. This beer is neither of those: it reaches some layers of complexity (not mindblowingly so) and maintains clairity and quality of taste.

Feel: Although this beer that I am tasting seems to be thinner than I remember it being from prior tastings it still has some depth of body, It feels very round on the toungue and is quick sticky. Leaves somewhat astringently.

Overall: A very nice beer but its not quite a home run. The taste is good but not great and the complexity of flavor is good but not great. If you enjoy coffee beers I'd certainly give it a shot. Its a pretty great value in a six pack, but its not in the same league as some other cofffee beers like Stones IRS w Espresso or FBS.

Photo of BrianBeers1030
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%

Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.