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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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774 Ratings
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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 52
Gots: 104 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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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%

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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.

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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!

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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...

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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%

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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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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%

Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.