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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

639 Ratings
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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 35
Gots: 48 | 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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homebrew311

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into NB Globe.

A: pours velvety black, dark brown head, decent retention, some lacing

S: big bold coffee competes with malty sweetness, notes of molasses and vanilla, some roast, but over shadowed by sweetness

T: the taste is like the nose, very sweet, tastes like a very high finishing gravity, some bold coffee up front, but again this is overshadowed by molasses and booziness, heat on the end..balance is not great

MF: thick body, medium carbonation, bordering on being syrupy

O: I am a sucker for coffee infused imperial stout but I was left somewhat disappointed by this. the coffee is present and features some nice qualities, but the base beer is unbalanced and too sweet for my liking

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 03:46:51 | More by homebrew311
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Florida9

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: appears black in the glass, but a thin ring around the edge reveals this one to be a very dark brown. Forms a very thin dark tan head that dissipates quickly to absolutely nothing. No lacing.

S: aroma is strong. Lots of rich dark chocolate, heavily roasted coffee, roasted malts, and Meyers rum.

T: Mildly sweet. Chocolate, dark malts, and a slight fruitiness. Coffee, vanilla, brownie, and molasses. Light lingering finish.

M: on the heavier side of medium, but feels a bit thin for an imperial stout. Lower carbonation. Very mild bitterness.

O: A very enjoyable stout. Very flavorful, with an excellent, complex nose to it. Rather drinkable for the style. Dessert in a glass.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 02:45:52 | More by Florida9
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

02-05-2012 14:32:31 | More by bonez05404
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57md

Pennsylvania

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

Appearance is black with a ruby hue. There is a finger of tan head, but little retention. The nose is more wine-like than beer-like. The dominant flavor is of roasted malt with traces of chocolate and coffee, but nothing overly strong or distinct. There is also a strong malt bitterness on the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 06:52:56 | More by 57md
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LeoPanna

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-05-2012 04:13:49 | More by LeoPanna
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gbbass16

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hard not to compare this to GI coffee I had this week but here it goes.

Bottle poured into Founders snifter. No date that I could find but purchased 1/30/2012.

The pour is a dark brown with a small ring of light brown head remaining. The smell is nice with dark chocolate, oak, rum, although nary a hint of coffee, which was disappointing. The taste is slightly hot, oak and chocolate again and only a touch of coffee, which sucks, since this is called "imperial coffee stout". The mouthfeel is what you would expect from this type of beer. Overall, it's a decent stout, but result misses as a coffee stout, thus my score. I bought two bottles and will update my review if the other is any different when I open it. Otherwise I will not be purchasing this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 21:03:18 | More by gbbass16
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-04-2012 17:34:01 | More by bacher468
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rct828

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-04-2012 05:28:25 | More by rct828
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kif

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Inky black with a very small almost non-existant tan head

S: Lots of coffee, chocolate, caramel

T: The coffee hits you immediately and there is a lot of it. Also some chocolate, and some alcohol.

M: Some smoothness, but the beer is too thin for it to be really smooth. If they thickened it up a bit, it would be a great mouthfeel.

O: A pretty decent coffee stout. Very drinkable and lots of coffee as advertised.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 00:41:55 | More by kif
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weezarc

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-03-2012 23:56:29 | More by weezarc
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-black with a thick brown head, very pretty.

S-dark roasted coffee but mostly has a tint of bitterness and vegetables. medium scent. smells off

T-comes in with an odd flavor of coffee and something else...possibly really sweet caramel? its bitter and different, but not good different. there's maybe a taste of butter? the after-taste is of dark roasted coffee.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-not a great stout. the flavors seem to be oddly off balance to me. this isn't something i'll want again. sweet looking bottle though.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 00:59:45 | More by AdamBear
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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-01-2012 23:54:50 | More by fountainofyouth
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areich6

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

02-01-2012 17:48:27 | More by areich6
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pschul4

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. I'm always down for a coffee stout omnomnom

A- Pours a very dark brown to black with 2 finger mocha head.

S- Mmm tasty coffee flavor. Not too sweet, not too bitter.

T- Impressive coffee flavor. Great balance between sweetness and bitterness in the coffee flavor. Not picking up anything else in the taste besides a little roast flavor but it's what it says it is, a coffee forward stout.

M- Coating with its coffee-ness, could be a little more carbonated but not really any major comlaints

O- Probably my second favorite coffee stout behind FBS but it's considerably behind FBS

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 04:46:20 | More by pschul4
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19%

02-01-2012 00:57:01 | More by pirmannt1
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CMB2012

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-30-2012 22:24:37 | More by CMB2012
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Durb777

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-30-2012 21:28:39 | More by Durb777
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a snifter.

Wild Dog Kujo pours into the snifter a very dark black color and is black. It is what it is, it's a stout. The foam is a dark tan/brown color that is semi firm and bubbly. Fades to the edge of the glass and no stick.

Smell is str8 up coffee. It's bold and it's just coffee. Some roasted malt and slight chocolate scents. A faint trace of earthy hops make up the difference.

I have not had a coffee stout in a bottle in a while, this itakes me back. Some bitter chocolate with cocco nibs and a whole lot of roasted coffee. Slight hits of espresso and creme. Not astringent at all, this is pretty smooth.

Feel is a bit thinner than I thought at 8.9 percent and the way it glided in the glass. Medium with a light carb. This goes down smooth though, very easily. No heat to speak of. Velvety.

This is a solid effort by Flying Dog. Im pretty much hot or miss with their beers but Im finding that I enjoy their darker higher alcohol offerings than the other side. Kujo gives me reminders of Great Divide Esppresso Oak aged Yeti without the big body and oak.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 04:56:58 | More by BARFLYB
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker: Black body under a finger of cappuccino head that drops to a thick coat & collar.

Roast coffee in the smell that kind of spills over into a lot of bordering smells: a little chalky, a little waxy, roasty acidity. The acidity translates as a bit fruity, like sharp strawberry or raspberry preserves.

More roast coffee, some dark chocolate, nutty & sweet, & an underlying breadiness that holds is all together. Again, there's an acidity there, too, kind of citric in a way. The sweetness really gains & ends up being more like chocolate syrup that I'd anticipated. Moderately sweet & bitter in the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied, all sugary, & bitterly roasty, & acidic in turns.

Not bad overall, but the sweetness came & made it tiresome before long. Not bad, but not terribly memorable either.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 02:35:57 | More by OneDropSoup
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-30-2012 01:31:43 | More by hilgart1
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everlong353

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-30-2012 00:24:11 | More by everlong353
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip.
Pours a black motor oil color. Slight tan/brown head. Looks very syrupy and thick.
Smells amazing. Chocolate, roasty malts and of course, coffee.
Taste is very good. Definite coffee taste right off the bat, aith chocolate and roasted malts...hint of cherry???
Overall, a very good brew. The alcohol isnt well hidden and its slightly bitter, but still tastey and drinkable. Id buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 22:22:18 | More by DrinkSlurm
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, served in a 10 oz glass.

appears black as used oil, with thin tan head that fades to a small collar. aroma as expected is dominated by coffee, roasted malt. taste is very coffee, but not overpowering. good balanced of the bitterness of the coffee and sweetness from the malt. no hops detected. on the thicker side, moderate carbonation.

overall - a good dessert stout. it paired well with peanutbutter pie and ice cream.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 14:45:42 | More by jmdrpi
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured opaque black with a tan head that was small, but retained well. Typical aroma: roasted malts and coffee, notes of chocolate. Good balance of roasty and sweet in the taste. Lots of nice coffee (and the beer is full-bodied enough to make it seem like something more than a glass of cold coffee), dark malts, a slight bitterness that is generally subdued by a pervasive sweetness of cocoa and vanilla. I like that neither bitterness nor sweetness fully take over at any point. Very nice overall.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 13:53:02 | More by Rifugium
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to snifter.

Imperial stout dark. Tan head.

Aroma of big roast with some coffee notes and chocolate.

Chocolate taste and roasted coffee. Bitter coffee finish.

Full bodied and filling.

Not the most robust coffee stout, but it's very tasty none the less.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 05:24:35 | More by EgadBananas
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.