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Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 41
Gots: 63 | 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 msarver16
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
Photo of NickyDee21
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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

RoryOMoore, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of cfinch2
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.


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
Photo of crashoveride
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
Photo of shockrocker65
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
Photo of eerbayman
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

eerbayman, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of movingtrain
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love the Flying Dog labels...this one an eerie reference to the classic horror story, Kujo. The label also notes that this beer was brewed with locally roasted Black Dog Coffee.

Pours a dark, dense coffee-black with minimal tan head.

The aroma here is of rich, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, espresso, plums, dried dates, and brown sugar.

The flavor starts with a bitter bite, almost slightly acidic. This falls away toward notes of coffee, molasses, vanilla bean, honey, and dark chocolate. There is an interesting aftertaste, as well. It's almost like a peanut butter and jelly flavor that lingers...not like a store-bought pb&j, but homemade--hefty, rich, and with minimal ingredients.

The 8.9% ABV sits well with this beer--not overpowering, and not underwhelming.

In terms of mouthfeel, as stated above, the beer is a bit astringent at first, giving a bitter, acidic tone. However, as the beer mellows on the palate, that astringency fades into a pleasant, lingering sweetness.

Overall, a good beer here--bittersweet, reasonably balanced, and brewed with coffee. Not bad.

movingtrain, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of cvm4
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a dark brown with a lovely tan head. The head disappears quickly and has minimal lacing.

S - Smells of coffee, dark chocolate and malt on the nose. A sweet smell comes through too.

T - Coffee beans hit you on the front, with malt and dark chocolate coming to the end.

M - Body feels thin and slightly too carbonated.

O - An enjoyable, easy drinking coffee stout.

cvm4, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +0.3%

jaidenjb, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of BenTherHppedThat
3.75/5  rDev -6%

BenTherHppedThat, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev +0.3%

mcorwin, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Ohiovania
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Ohiovania, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of nesarebad
4/5  rDev +0.3%

nesarebad, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Zorro
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Essentially this is a lightproof beer with almost no head formation. A thin layer of dark brown is all the head it makes.

Smell is fruity with a strong coffee aroma. Juicy fruit over patent malt over coffee with some chocolate over all that. No real hop scent my nose can pickup.

Starts out sweet and fruity with a strong coffee taste that lingers as an after taste. Low on bitterness and high in flavor, I could see this as also being classified as a Baltic Porter. Tastes of cherry and banana are the strongest fruit flavors. Alcohol is well hidden in this beer. The taste of this one just doesn't fade as you drink it, every sip starts out fruit and ends with coffee. There is a chocolate taste here but it is just an addition to the fruit and coffee tastes.

Mouthfeel is very full.

Overall this is VERY good. If it has one flaw it might actually have too much flavor!

Zorro, Feb 12, 2012
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.