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Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

670 Ratings
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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 39
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the same beer as Wild Dog Coffee Stout. DO NOT REVIEW AGAIN if you have reviewed Wild Dog Coffee Stout or your older review will be deleted when the listings are merged.

(Beer added by: Arithmeticus on 12-26-2011)
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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a deep chocolate brown head. In the aroma, a dry coffee and a small alcohol note. In the taste, coffee, a bit sweet and a small alcohol underneath it all. A smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee and small alcohol presence in the aftertaste. Coffee and alcohol present, but not much other than that going on.

OWSLEY069, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of sprucetip
4/5  rDev +0.3%

sprucetip, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of tony223366
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Really, really dark brown beer. No light passes through it. Initially 3 fingers of tan head after an extremely vigorous pour. It quickly dissipates through. It really doesn't take long to evaporate to a thin layer. Disappointing.

S: This smells so much like black coffee that's been sweetened with maple syrup it's ridiculous. Scratch that, a bit more like molasses. Alcohol is present as well. Nicely roasted coffee.

T: The flavor is much more roasty/smoky than the aroma. Coffee is naturally present and dark chocolate flirts at the end. The finish is surprisingly bitter, guessing that's from the malts. The alcohol is there in a nice way. The beer almost tastes sweet and then gets quite bitter.

M: I'd almost want to say frothy? A little lighter than I would expect but actually in a good way. The velvety mouthfeel is decadent. Carbonation is tight and prickly.

O: Very tasty coffee in a very difficult category... and I'm talking about Imperial Coffee Stouts, not even Imperial Stouts! Very tasty and worth a shot. I'd still go with speedway though.

tony223366, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of troysoy2
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I think I just found a new favorite.
12 oz. bottle, vintage 2012. Poured into a large tulip. Black and opaque, with a darker khaki head. Not much as far as lacing goes. This just looks menacing.

The smell is spicy hops just over bittersweet chocolate, and just the slightest hint of coffee.

Somehow, the taste and the mouthfeel of this beer just really do it for me. The mouthfeel is just so cool, refreshing and smooth. It's not thick or viscous, but rather subtly carbonated, and "wet". It's really nice. The taste is a bit of spicy, tongue-tickling bitterness, backed by subdued dark, roasty chocolate and semi-sweet toffee. The coffee is pretty laid back, but definitely there, which I think is actually pretty refreshing.

Not the most complex stout ever, but Kujo really knows what it is going for, and does that very well. I can't get over how drinkable this stuff is. Must have more...

troysoy2, Feb 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

cantfindme, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

AndrewMichael, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of CarpalTunnell
4/5  rDev +0.3%

CarpalTunnell, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep, dark black with a small mocha colored head. For a coffee stout, this doesn't smell much like coffee. I get a bit of dark chocolate and maybe even some fruit, but not much coffee. Sweet milk chocolate and a bit of molasses and caramel. The coffee does seem to be there in some capacity on the palate, but it's not all that strong. Otherwise, more chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malt with a subtle sweetness of toffee.

womencantsail, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

duceswild, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

msarver16, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of JohnnyMc
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite Coffee Stouts and one of my favorites from Flying Dog.

The aroma is black coffee, caramel, toffee and chocolate. Despite the high ABV (8.9), this is very easy to drink and is light, while retaining a lot of flavor.

From the first sip there is a heavy coffee presence followed by a subtle toffee sweetness that makes the beer a little complex while retaining a bold Stout flavor.

Very enjoyable and I would love to age some of this.

JohnnyMc, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Bung
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at macs steel creek. Dark black pour, tin layer of tan.

Aroma, roast coffee, malt. Chocolate and molasses, lactose sugar?

Taste, there has to be some milk sugar in here. Milk chocolate, caramel, mocha latte. It's pretty nice actually.

Solid medium body. Just a bit more prickly than creamy. Little warming. Maybe just a tad sweet. Really pretty pleasant to me, slightly reminiscent of Depth Charge.

Bung, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

NickyDee21, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

RoryOMoore, Feb 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

cfinch2, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Spider889
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Sigh.

Spider889, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of meich75
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

meich75, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

IdrinkGas, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

crashoveride, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of BB1313
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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..

BB1313, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of keanlacrosse
4/5  rDev +0.3%

keanlacrosse, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

wvsabbath, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

shockrocker65, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of BrohamidAli
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BrohamidAli, Feb 14, 2012
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.