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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

773 Ratings
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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 51
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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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of DevilsCups
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A - Very dark brown stream from the bottle, lands perfectly black in the glass with a dark reddish-brown head. Lacing is just okay.

S - Medium amount of coffee in the scent, along with the typical roasted malt aroma of a RIS. Small bit of hops come through.

T - Coffe immediately, followed by the background of a nice Imperial Stout roastiness. Could use maybe a tad bit more coffee in the taste. Still a very coffee-forward brew. Aftertaste is dark chocolate and espresso.

M - Slightly creamy and maybe a tad thin. Could use a little more chewiness. Doesn't coat your mouth like a typical Imperial Stout. Nice sweetness compliments the bitterness of the coffee.

O - Very enjoyable brew, and if it's a year-round offering I can certainly see myself buying more if FBS isn't available. It's like FBS's younger cousin. Go for it!

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a deep chocolate brown head. In the aroma, a dry coffee and a small alcohol note. In the taste, coffee, a bit sweet and a small alcohol underneath it all. A smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee and small alcohol presence in the aftertaste. Coffee and alcohol present, but not much other than that going on.

Photo of sprucetip
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tony223366
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Really, really dark brown beer. No light passes through it. Initially 3 fingers of tan head after an extremely vigorous pour. It quickly dissipates through. It really doesn't take long to evaporate to a thin layer. Disappointing.

S: This smells so much like black coffee that's been sweetened with maple syrup it's ridiculous. Scratch that, a bit more like molasses. Alcohol is present as well. Nicely roasted coffee.

T: The flavor is much more roasty/smoky than the aroma. Coffee is naturally present and dark chocolate flirts at the end. The finish is surprisingly bitter, guessing that's from the malts. The alcohol is there in a nice way. The beer almost tastes sweet and then gets quite bitter.

M: I'd almost want to say frothy? A little lighter than I would expect but actually in a good way. The velvety mouthfeel is decadent. Carbonation is tight and prickly.

O: Very tasty coffee in a very difficult category... and I'm talking about Imperial Coffee Stouts, not even Imperial Stouts! Very tasty and worth a shot. I'd still go with speedway though.

Photo of troysoy2
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I think I just found a new favorite.
12 oz. bottle, vintage 2012. Poured into a large tulip. Black and opaque, with a darker khaki head. Not much as far as lacing goes. This just looks menacing.

The smell is spicy hops just over bittersweet chocolate, and just the slightest hint of coffee.

Somehow, the taste and the mouthfeel of this beer just really do it for me. The mouthfeel is just so cool, refreshing and smooth. It's not thick or viscous, but rather subtly carbonated, and "wet". It's really nice. The taste is a bit of spicy, tongue-tickling bitterness, backed by subdued dark, roasty chocolate and semi-sweet toffee. The coffee is pretty laid back, but definitely there, which I think is actually pretty refreshing.

Not the most complex stout ever, but Kujo really knows what it is going for, and does that very well. I can't get over how drinkable this stuff is. Must have more...

Photo of cantfindme
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep, dark black with a small mocha colored head. For a coffee stout, this doesn't smell much like coffee. I get a bit of dark chocolate and maybe even some fruit, but not much coffee. Sweet milk chocolate and a bit of molasses and caramel. The coffee does seem to be there in some capacity on the palate, but it's not all that strong. Otherwise, more chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malt with a subtle sweetness of toffee.

Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Spider889
2.52/5  rDev -36.8%
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.

Sigh.

Photo of meich75
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of BB1313
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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..

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 773 ratings.