Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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Kujo Imperial Coffee StoutKujo Imperial Coffee Stout

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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 41
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
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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%

Photo of gbbass16
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.

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kif
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.

Photo of weezarc
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of AdamBear
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.

Photo of fountainofyouth
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of areich6
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of pschul4
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

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of CMB2012
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BARFLYB
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.

Photo of OneDropSoup
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
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.

Photo of jmdrpi
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.

Photo of Rifugium
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.

Photo of EgadBananas
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.

Photo of WankelEngine
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours opaque oily black. There is a tiny, half-finger head of dark tan foam that disappears quickly.

S: Smells of roasted malts and mild coffee notes. A little bit of vanilla.

T: The flavor is more robust than the smell. Coffee is the highlight here, but still subdued and smooth. There are more roasted malt notes and some chocolate.

M: Moderate to thin body for a stout. Smooth with very little carbonation.

O: This beer is surprisingly smooth and easy to drink. Not nearly as "big" as I would expect an imperial coffee stout to be. The alcohol is well hidden.

Photo of Daniellobo
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fair coffee stout, nothing outstanding but a good offering.

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle . Roaring expressionistic Steadman dog illustration on the label. Small side note with a description of the brew around their wild dog mythology (much better than the derogatory remarks on their test batch). Notes vintage11AA and 8.9% Alc. by Vol. Served in a snifter.

A - Nice creamy head, moderate retention and fair surface memory with some touches of lacing.

S - Chicory roasted notes, soft coffee bitter dash...

T - Roasted malts with bitter coffee notes, chocolate, boozy hint pushing up the flow, with a soft lactic touch.

M - Medium body with medium-light carbonation early on, it retains a good tingle held by a soft boozy hint. Creamy sense over the bitter finishing note.

O - Pleasing Coffee Stout all things considered.

Notes: A slight improvement goes a long way.. Or so it feels like. After the blah, blah of their Wild Dog Coffee Stout Batch 2, while nothing extraordinary this is a step forward. Appearance, and nose are up a touch making it more reliable. while the rest remains very much the same. Maybe a tad short of really feeling imperial but a good flow in any case. Better design,than the test batches alongside the rest of the series and a better wording…

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

Dark, dark black beer with a thin dark tan head. The head was more persistent than most and left a nice lacing on the beer. Smells of roasted malts with a hint of alcohol. I was a bit disappointed not to perceive more coffee in the smell. Thankfully, taste is bigger than the smell. Good roasty malts, coffee and some chocolate, and the alcohol is not hidden. Coffee could have been a little more forward in my opinion. Good mouthfeel does hold and support the taste.

Overall, this is a really good stout. There is more sophistication to the taste than i have conveyed in this review, and i'm warming up to this beer as it warms

Photo of ms11781
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Vintage 11AA printed on label. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a thick, solid black with a good sized, dense, dark brown head. The head recedes to about a half finger of light brown foam that just sits on top for the duration. With each sip a thin film stick to the glass where the liquid touches. Wispy lacing is left but it eventually slides back down the glass. It looks thick to say the least.

Strong roast leads the way in the nose. There is a good dose of coffee as well but the roasty notes outweigh it. There is a nice sweet chocolate aroma as well, maybe milk chocolate.

The roast and coffee flavors are split a bit more evenly in the taste. Both are big and bold and almost meld into one flavor. The chocolate is definitely of the milk variety as it provides a cream like flavor as well. Really nice. Subtle bitterness at the finish along with slight warming from some alcohol.

This is a pretty big beer. A thick, heavy body with low carbonation give the beer a huge mouthfeel. It is big and thick but silky smooth as well, even with the warming affect from the alcohol.

This is a great coffee stout. I seem to be coming across more than a few recently and this is one of the better ones. The coffee is a bit lighter and the roasty notes are huge without getting to the point of being burnt. Very well done.

Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.