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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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746 Ratings
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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 48
Gots: 90 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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

A-a very dark chestnut brown with a thin layer of tan head that leaves a ring around the top

S-roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, and light sweet toffee

T-Roasted coffee, mocha, roasted malt, and a bit of light vanilla.

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation. Leaves a dry, slightly sweet taste in the mouth.

Overall its a decent beer. Nice roasted flavors, coffee, and a good body to it.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SgunnarW
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle in Deschutes snifter

A: Pours a deep black with a 2.5 finger mocha colored head. Minimal lacing and nice carbonation bubbles on the side of glass.

Sm: I absolutely love the smell of this beer. On the front I get tons of mocha goodness...lots of espresso, milk chocolate, some citrus, and a blueberry sweetness in the finish.

T: A malty sweetness on the front, definitely fruity. Chocolate, and espresso in the middle of the mouth with a dark coffee, creamy finish. The alcohol is well hidden and only barely present. A delicious lingering coffee flavor.

Mf: Full bodied and nicely carbonated so that there's a bit of a tingle in the throat.

O: I'm really diggin' this beer. It's a bit sweet, but unlike any imperial stout I've had. A winner for the price, for sure.

Photo of TATURBO
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque Black with slight tan creamy looking head. Leaves some nice lacing as I drink. Minimal carbonation but not flat either.

S: Definitely a coffee smell but with a bit of a fruit thing going. Can't quite pick out but different that most Coffee Stouts (My favorite by the way) Other than that a Marshmallow tinge.

T: Surprisingly the coffee isn't really strong to my taste buds but Wow I really am picking up on the banana and Marshmallow. I am also tasting some alcohol burn/heat.

M: This is a heavy beer in it's thickness and viscosity. Has a creamy Richness also. Milky malty goodness!

O: I'd almost call this a Banana Stout if there was such a label. I picked up on that almost stronger than the coffee. Really good beer though and not quite what I was expecting either.
I don't think this is one of those beers that hides it's alcohol. At nearly 9% I really could tell it was there. Impressed highly overall and at this point one of my favorites from Flying Dog!

Photo of philbe311
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A finger and a half worth of medium to dark brown colored head that is equal parts creamy and fizzy... Good retention gives way to a full creamy lacing... A little bit of micro bubbled carbonation can be seen along the edges at the top of the glass... The color is an opaque flat black... Leaves a bit of lacing on the glass...

S - Strong coffee at the forefront... Followed by milk chocolate and roasted malts... Also mixed in are touches of licorice, marshmallow, and soy sauce...

T - The coffee is still at the forefront, but in a much more subdued manner... The milk chocolate also fades in intensity... The roasted malt is kicked up a notch... The various other aromas alluded to by the nose are completely absent... However, there is still a lot of good flavor...

M - Medium to full bodied... Smooth... Slightly creamy... A bit rich... The finish is both slightly bitter and slightly chalky...

D - Not a bad little beer Flying Dog has here... Actually, it's a pretty darn good coffee stout... Good flavor... Has a little bit of a bite, as it should with Kujo in its name... I can recommend with clear conscience to coffee beer fans and I will gladly drink again...

Photo of YouSkeete
4.84/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black appearance with a one finger thick khaki colored head. Big notes of bourbon and roasted coffee, with thick molasses, heavy cream, caramel, toffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla: the flavors keep coming, lots and lots of complex aromas. Toasted coffee beans with bittersweet milk chocolate, sweet cream, molasses and burnt wood. Like the aroma, tons and tons of flavors keep rolling on the palate with complexity. Toffee, orange, banana, and some odd hints of blue cheese even make their way through. Fantastically complex overall flavor. Milky and rich mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Coffee, malty finish. Really incredible brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of beer2day
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straight black with 1-finger dark khaki head. No retention. Even lace all around the glass.

Coffee and oaked vanilla are strong in the nose. Coffee is mild, not a dark roast, and fresh. Vanilla cream is stronger than the coffee. Nicely layered.

Fairly mild flavor. Toffee and light roast coffee. Dark chocolate mixes in. Goes smoky in the finish. Touch of anise there, too. Complex enough, but the flavors seem to compete rather than compliment.

Feel is about right, but just a little too sugary for my taste.

Overall, worth a try. This got a ton of hype when the bottles hit some of the local shops here. Didn't quite measure up.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of soulfly1492
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Super sweet, nice and bold. Coffee, a good bit of lactose as in a milk stout. Bitter roasty coffee, spicy alcohol. Mild anise and yes some chocolate. Mild black malt. Woody. Caramel. Lots of alcohol sticking around in the top of my tulip glass.

Appearance: Pitch black, opaque. Pours a moderate very dark brown head which bubbles away in about 90 seconds, leaving some lacing and some creamy head still floating around.

Taste: More like a milk stout that I expected. Lactose, bittersweet chocolate and coffee, lightly burnt black malt, dark cocoa shows up at the aftertaste along with the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Silky smooth. Finishes a bit dry. Mild carbonation.

Overall: Nicely balanced. A bit out of style, but a nice dose of sweet chocolate, bitter chocolate and some lactose. Savory, will definitely get this again.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Tucquan
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-04-06 in Columbia, PA

A - Rich soil dark brown with a 1.5-finger tan head that fades to no head very quickly with no lacing.

S - Sweet medium roasted malt, quality coffee, caramel and molasses. Very pleasant but not mind-blowing.

T - Like a mocha coffee with a 1/4 shot of dark rum drunk while sucking on a hard orange candy. There aftertaste is roasted coffee bitterness and a balancing sweet chocolate malt and a hint of black licorice.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Thinish but smooth.

O - Quite nice. I'd always be glad to be served this in a pub or for dinner. Not my top pick for an Imperial Stout but well-crafted.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$3.00 single from Abe's.

Pure black body, no highlights, and two fingers of fuzzy semi-dark foam. No lace.

Inviting roast coffee aroma.

Taste at first is big coffee, like this is coffee with beer added. After the initial shock, it eases up enough that it's stout with coffee added. After that initial taste, there is an undercurrent of chocolate beneath all the coffee. Good aggressive hop bite at the swallow.

Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than expected, but still somewhat smooth.

Not a bad coffee stout, but besides the alcohol, a bit shy as an imperial coffee stout.

Photo of BilbosNuts
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pretty much as black as a beer can be. It has a creamy, mocha colored head that fades into a small ring, clinging to the sides of the glass. Some spotted lacing is left behind.

S: Malts are very up front in the aroma. Roasted and chocolate aromas create the backbone. There is coffee here and becomes more noticeable as it warms, but it isn't as prominent as I was expecting for some reason. A slight earthiness finishes it off.

T: Roasted and chocolate malts are again very prominent. Unlike the aroma, however, the chocolate malts take the lead. The coffee makes a bigger appearance in the taste than what the aroma hinted towards, but it is still a bit subdued, and I would like to see more. There are subtle hints of sweet vanilla towards the end.

M: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. A bit too much in my opinion as it leaves your mouth and palate tingling. It finishes very smoothly and is easy to drink.

O: I haven't been overly impressed by flying dog in the past, but this one is pretty awesome. The taste was bold and complex while also combining a subtle sweetness, really superb. My only complaints are the aroma, complexity not matching that of the taste and the over carbonation. Overall though, this was a very good coffee stout.

Photo of tdm168
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black with a small head that is definitely slow and late in developing. The head is a small, soft, dark brown that's fleeting. The nose is very robust with notes of rich, deep, roasted malts, chocolate, and some faint coffee. The taste is rich and roasty also with an immense bittersweet chocolate character that blends nicely with the good amount of coffee. There is a mild hop bitterness in the finish that lends balance to the coffee/chocolate malt thickness. The mouthfeel is full bodied, a bit heavy, warm, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

This is a very rich, flavorful, deliciously smooth beer. The richness and the ABV slow down the drinkability a bit, but it's definitely worth taking your time.

Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.