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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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very good

744 Ratings
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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 48
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.