Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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Kujo Imperial Coffee StoutKujo Imperial Coffee Stout

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89
very good

710 Ratings
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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 41
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
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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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3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass this beer looks thick and is black as night. I can't even get a flashlight to shine through it. There is a short-lived head that's the color of chocolate milkbut leave zero lace.

I smell creamy coffee, roasted malt, a hint of bitter chocolate. All in all it has many of the aromas I would expect from a coffee stout but it's all fairly faint and doesn't stand out from the crowd.

Now the strength of flavor is in complete contrast to the aroma. That sweet creamy coffee and roasted malt are much more pronounced, but so is sweet chocolate, cocoa, hints of vanilla, even a little bit of bubble gum. This is definitely a tasty beer but what surprises me is the fairly light body. It's good and it's easy drinking. I would definitely recommend this one.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Vintage 12BB.

A - Pours a dark brown color with very little tan head, despite a deliberately aggressive pour. The head dies quickly and there is hardly any lacing.

S - Mostly roasted coffee with hints of vanilla and chocolate covered banana. Not very strong, but I like the components.

T - Deep, rich flavors of vanilla mocha, roasted coffee, some dark fruits. When I read the description on the bottle "stout with coffee added" I thought it may just be a coffee bomb, but the flavors are actually diverse and complex. The vanilla flavor really smooths it out and hides the 9% well.

M - Creamy mouthfeel with a good amount of tiny carbonation. Smooth, moist finish.

O - Very good coffee stout. The appearance and nose are unimpressive, but the flavors make up for it. One of the best offerings I have had from Flying Dog. I will get it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of n2185
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black with two fingers of brown head that fades into a frothy ring with no lacing.

S: Roasted malts up front followed by sweet chocolate and creamy coffee aromas. I also get an odd, sweet bubblegum-like aroma in there. It's a bit out of place, though works alright.

T: Similar to the aroma, lots of bitter roasted malt characters with notes of bitter chocolate and roasted coffee. Underlying these is a candy-like sweetness. The finish is roasty and lightly bitter with a light alcohol burn.

M: Medium-thick body with medium carbonation, this beer could benefit from either a thicker, creamier body or a bit more carbonation.

O: A decent coffee stout, overall. Not extremely coffee forward and there's that odd candy sweet character, but still a decent and drinkable beer.

Photo of tlazaroff
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sadly, the nose is a bit lackluster on this one. I get some spice, chocolate, and roast - it's all very subdued though.

I have to give this less than average on the look too. It's a shiny obsidian color but produced zero head, and I think it would look fantastic with a nice dark head.

What it lacks in looks and aroma, it makes up for in flavor. Like a punch in the gut, there is a delicious chocolate component and some nice coffee notes to back it up. In the mid palate there is a wonderful assembly of spices that enhance this beer to what it is.. godly.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation, and completely delicious! Kujo is a sipper, but I could just down 3 of these for the taste alone. Gimme some head and you've got a perfect beer here!

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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Headkeeper: this one pours a very dark brown, but still has a clearness to it. There is a very small light brown head that lingers awhile but leaves little lacing. The aroma is definitely coffee, but not like a cup of coffee. It smells more like a coffee liqueur (like Kahlúa) with a bit of sweetness. Also has some chocolate notes. The taste is very good. Chocolate, roastiness, coffee and a mild sweetness.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 12BB.

Pours an absolutely pitch black with a 1 inch foamy super dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace cling to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, deep coffee aromas, and some cinnamon notes. Really nice. Taste is of dark roasted malt, chocolate chip cookie dough, and dark chocolate covered coffee/espresso beans. There is a roasty bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slight crispness and a full bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout with a fantastic smell. The coffee aromas in this beer are done really well in my opinion. However, the flavor just isn't quite as good as I was expecting based on the smell.

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3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a two finger dark tan head.

S- Roasted black coffee, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla.

T- Follows the nose, a little weaker, lots of coffee, some dark chocolate and vanilla.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- Not a bad beer and worth trying, but there are better coffee stouts out there.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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

On-tap at J. Ryan's in Syracuse, NY. Served in a pint glass; absolutely pitch black in color with no light penetration whatsoever and a finger worth of tan colored head. The head dissipated fairly quickly.
Aroma upfront was of roasted malts and dark coffee blended with hot chilies. Almost, like a chili-chocolate bar blended with a strong, roasted coffee.
Taste was similar to the aroma, slightly pungent and spicy upfront with a bitter finish and a mild bitter aftertaste that lingers for sometime. With time, the coffee flavor begins to predominate. Medium to full-bodied stout with a nice silky mouthfeel. This is a big beer and there is no mistaking; a perfect sipping stout.
Overall, I think apart from the aroma (which could be a result of various factors since it was on-tap), this was a pretty solid stout.
Definitely worth a try. I would like to see how this stout tastes from a bottle.

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4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at j ryans... I have wanted to try this forever and I'm excited that it's on tap at my favorite spot

A- massive opaque body with chocolate milk lacing on the sides. A thin head of foam lingers over the top of the brew.

S- black coffee beans roasted over with chocolate and superb mocha theme. This is big black coffee scent as I always wish for

T- stellar iced coffee collective with chocolate flavor. The flavor is refreshing and hearty at the same time with thickness. Roasty and sweet with some good sugar flavor

M- creamy as it gets. Thick flavor all over

O- what a coffee brew! While the brew begins with great black coffee taste, the cream and sugar blast the brew making it a complete coffee brew. Very enjoyable if you want the creamy sweet coffee brew experience

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this twice now, and I must say it's an excellent beer! Nice coffee taste and aroma. This beer was much more then I expected.

Pours a nice thick head with mild carbonation. If you like coffee beers this is right up there with Java head.

Bottom Line: Coffee lovers this will fulfill your need for speed!

Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.