Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery
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2.5/5 rDev -37.3%
Well.... the notes on this beer really make me feel welcome to review it. Someone needs to tone it down a notch. Everyone else, stop adding beers that already exist (I'm looking at you, Curmudgeon's Better Half!).
Anyways, poured into my Duvel tulip. No head, not even the threat of one. Flying Dog, how do you do it?
The aroma certainly has a lot of coffee character. There's also a bunch of stone fruit and berry in there and hints of vanilla.
This actually doesn't taste half bad - but the coffee comes across as cold leftovers from the morning's brew. Not sure what type of beans are used, but I'd much prefer something darker and more roasty. The beer just seems overly sweet and ordinary. Vanilla and hazelnut.
Thin mouthfeel. Overall I really wanted to like this, but I just find myself disliking it more and more as I get through the glass. When I pay premium pricing for a coffee beer give me some espresso beans or premium coffee. If I wanted some Folgers Crystals in some milk stout I'd... well... actually I wouldn't want that so... yeah.
02-16-2012 06:10:21 | More by Spider889
4.28/5 rDev +7.3%
Kujo Coffee Stout, on tap at Pony Bar in NYC.
Appearance: Served in their 8-oz glass, Kujo looks hefty! Black like an oil field, no transparency. One finger of (what else?) coffee-colored head that doesn’t last but leaves good retention.
Smell: Coffee through and through? Cold-brewed, not fresh but full-bodied. Distant roastiness, dank hops at the end. Simple but tasty.
Taste: Here is where this beer shines! Salt-kissed chocolate, then the coffee. Nice savoriness around the edges. Tad of dirty-but-beautiful puddles on the way to a farmhouse in England. Those hops come through at the end. Again, simple but oh-so-yummy.
Mouthfeel: Not as great as the flavor, but I love how the hops tingle the lips. Medium body, full flavor, good carbonation.
Overall: A beautiful thing for those who love coffee beers. Much better than the bottle, and just so well made!
02-15-2012 22:43:15 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a jet black with minor brown hues, mocha head which fades pretty quick and not much lacing and retention. Smells like a chocolate chip cookie. Tons of chocolate and a nice blast of roasted coffee. Tastes really good with the local coffee standing out, more chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and some butterscotch. Mouthfeel is very velvety, smooth, creamy, well carbonated; medium-bodied. This one's very easy to drink and the alcohol goes unnoticed. Leaves me wanting much more.
Very impressive stout from Flying Dog.. they're hit and miss and this is definitely a hit..
02-15-2012 19:58:16 | More by BB1313
4.05/5 rDev +1.5%
Serving Type - Bottle
Appearance - Dark black with tan tint. Nice 1 inch creamy head and plenty of lacing.
Smell - Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, nut, caramel/toffee, a little bit of floral hops and dark fruits like plum and fig.
Taste - Yea, coffee bomb with some brown sugar and malts. Im getting plenty of coffee and a caramel/toffee sugar flavor in each drink. Honey and molasses add even more sweetness to this. Hops are very mild but add a floral flavor. Dark fruits also add some flavors in each drink.
Mouthfeel - Its thick but really sweet on the mouth. Tougne gets the coffee and malts first, but then is coated with sugars, sweet fruits, honey and molasses. Palette gets more sweetes, some coffee and malts but mostly sweet. Aftertaste is strong molasses and coffee.
Overall - Not what i was expecting, this is relaly sweet, syrup like and way to easy to drink for being just under 9%. The coffee is present but there is so much sweet flavor, the coffee doesnt have the chance to bitter up. Very tasty, fans of wake and bake try this for sure. MIght be a little to sweet for some, but worth a drink for coffee lovers and dessert stout fans.
02-15-2012 06:21:13 | More by wvsabbath
3.48/5 rDev -12.8%
A- I'm not sure really why this category matters because all beers look different but as i pored it out it was pitch black, typical imperial stout. There was a good head on it as well. pretty appealing to the eyes
S- Not getting that much coffee but I am getting a very malty, bannanay smell too it. I do like the smell but I'm not getting those dried figs and plums that every reviewer tends to put down for imperial stout. Sometimes I wonder if they've actually had an actual dried fig, not a fig newton, or a dried plum.
tasted- Definitely getting that coffee bitterness taste typical of a stout but not so much any other characters of coffee. At the back end I'm getting that bannanay taste that i got in the aroma.
M-It's not particularly thick but it does have some body to it.
0-Pretty good beer. definitely would get this again. Not the best beer in the world, but far from the worst. I would like to get more of a coffee taste in it though.
02-14-2012 20:19:41 | More by BrohamidAli
3.95/5 rDev -1%
I love the Flying Dog labels...this one an eerie reference to the classic horror story, Kujo. The label also notes that this beer was brewed with locally roasted Black Dog Coffee.
Pours a dark, dense coffee-black with minimal tan head.
The aroma here is of rich, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, espresso, plums, dried dates, and brown sugar.
The flavor starts with a bitter bite, almost slightly acidic. This falls away toward notes of coffee, molasses, vanilla bean, honey, and dark chocolate. There is an interesting aftertaste, as well. It's almost like a peanut butter and jelly flavor that lingers...not like a store-bought pb&j, but homemade--hefty, rich, and with minimal ingredients.
The 8.9% ABV sits well with this beer--not overpowering, and not underwhelming.
In terms of mouthfeel, as stated above, the beer is a bit astringent at first, giving a bitter, acidic tone. However, as the beer mellows on the palate, that astringency fades into a pleasant, lingering sweetness.
Overall, a good beer here--bittersweet, reasonably balanced, and brewed with coffee. Not bad.
02-13-2012 23:09:27 | More by movingtrain
4.15/5 rDev +4%
Bottle poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a dark brown with a lovely tan head. The head disappears quickly and has minimal lacing.
S - Smells of coffee, dark chocolate and malt on the nose. A sweet smell comes through too.
T - Coffee beans hit you on the front, with malt and dark chocolate coming to the end.
M - Body feels thin and slightly too carbonated.
O - An enjoyable, easy drinking coffee stout.
02-13-2012 11:49:37 | More by cvm4
4.35/5 rDev +9%
Essentially this is a lightproof beer with almost no head formation. A thin layer of dark brown is all the head it makes.
Smell is fruity with a strong coffee aroma. Juicy fruit over patent malt over coffee with some chocolate over all that. No real hop scent my nose can pickup.
Starts out sweet and fruity with a strong coffee taste that lingers as an after taste. Low on bitterness and high in flavor, I could see this as also being classified as a Baltic Porter. Tastes of cherry and banana are the strongest fruit flavors. Alcohol is well hidden in this beer. The taste of this one just doesn't fade as you drink it, every sip starts out fruit and ends with coffee. There is a chocolate taste here but it is just an addition to the fruit and coffee tastes.
Mouthfeel is very full.
Overall this is VERY good. If it has one flaw it might actually have too much flavor!
02-12-2012 02:32:32 | More by Zorro
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured into a snifter.
A: Pours black with a short tan head that disappears instantly. Has tight sparse lacing.
N: Red licorice, sweetened coffee, marshmallow and perhaps some milk chocolate.
T: Sweetened dark roast coffee, marshmallow and hints of red licorice upfront. Mid-palate shows some french vanilla, milk chocolate, plum and heavily roasted barley. Finishes like a cup of sweetened dark roast coffee with plenty of cream.
M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, smooth, silky and sticky.
O: This is quite tasty. Tastes more akin to a Sweet Stout with some subtle dark fruits and plenty of coffee. Cream and sugar flavors are right on. Alcohol is non existent. This may be one of the best Flying Dog beers that I've had.
02-12-2012 01:15:28 | More by justintcoons
4.15/5 rDev +4%
Appearance - black with tan 1.5 finger head. Quickly disappears.
Smell - lots of coffee and malt. Some sweetness and roasted qualities as well.
Taste - This is a very well balanced and flavorful beer. Great balance, complex, bold and really powerful.
Mouthfeel - full bodied and creamy
Overall - one of the better coffee stouts I've sampled. Highly recommend.
02-11-2012 23:25:00 | More by bubseymour
3.8/5 rDev -4.8%
A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only a trace of amber appears at the corner of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a two finger high dark tan head that died down and left a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some wispy lacing covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of coffee beans and roasted malts in the nose along with some hints of sweetness.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of coffee beans and roasted malts along with notes of bittersweet milk chocolate and hints of lactose.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There are some hints of alcohol warming in the finish.
O: This beer is easy to drink and quite flavorful; the alcohol is well masked. The coffee flavors aren’t as strong compared to other coffee stouts but the lactose flavors almost make this seem like a hybrid with a milk stout.
02-11-2012 16:45:39 | More by metter98
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
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