Kopi Loewak | Brouwerij De Molen

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194 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rvdoorn on 11-01-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
194
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
24
For Trade:
2
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live Review. Poured from the 11.2 oz bottle that I bought for $9.49 at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio a few weeks ago into a clean, clear glass. 18/04/12 stamped on the bottom of the back label. I am going to guess that means that it was bottled April 18, 2012. The front of the label suggests "enjoy within 5 years."

A Poured about one half of the bottle into the glass and a huuuge 6 inch thick medium brown head completely dominated the glass with about one cm of pitch black body beneath it. I don't remember this kind of reaction since the first time I poured a Duvel. The massive head remained for several minutes. Seriously, I found myself waiting around for it to dissipate. I probably waited 5 minutes in all. Only the most direct of light allows the slightest very dark mahogany shades through. Other than that the body is absolutely motor oil black. 5.0

S All that waiting allowed me to get a good idea of the smell before I attempted to drink it. A great coffee presence over top of dark roast malt predominate. I smell no hops although the label mentions that one of the ingredients is premiant (bittering hop). I do not pick up much heat at all from the alcohol, at least not to the smell. 4.5

T Wow. This is one special beer. The coffee is there but the taste pushes it to the background (where I believe it should be) and the dark roast malt is in the front. It is a nice, sweet dark roast malt and the coffee tastes dance around the edges and then linger in the finish very nicely. World class Stout. I would not change a thing! 5.0

M There is a welcome syrupy goodness to the feel that helps thicken up the feel and also allows it to linger well into the aftertaste, another welcome development. The feel really suits the taste of the beer and helps to elevate its "bigness" as well. 4.5

D Not really that high for a few reasons:
1. It costs 84 cents an ounce
2. The 11.2 per cent ABV is enough to cut down my ability to repeatedly drink these
Overall though, this is a world class beer. By the way, the drinkability may not be high but I really don't think that it is supposed to be. With all of its qualities it is supposed to be savored and enjoyed (rather than drinking several of them!). Overall: 4.5

Notes: This beer was recommended to me by the owner Wally's sister while I was in the store. Of course I hesitated because of the price. I am glad that I followed through!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving type: bottle. From notes made last month.
Beautiful from start to finish, beginning with a lovely coal-black pour with a rich, fluffy brown head that lasts forever, with lacing that's downright difficult to wash off the glass.

The nose is incredible: coffee and chocolate lead the way, with vanilla, spices, sweet molasses, dark fruits, malted milk...and then you take that first sip, and all the promise of the aroma is fulfilled. The coffee flavor that leads the flavor rush may be the best I've ever tasted in a beer, backed up with rich dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, plums, cherries, a hint of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg bourbon and rum on the mid palate. The alcohol is essential invisible; only an occasional warmth in the throat hints at the 11%. On the finish, most of the flavors just...persist, dominated by the coffee, chocolate, molasses, and vanilla, with a final whiff of spices at the end. In the mouth, this is a dream: rich, but creamy with its perfect carbonation keeping things dangerously drinkable. Best coffee stout I've had.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into a Big Rock snifter glass, served around 12C

The beer poured near pitch black with two fingers of light foamy head. As I opened the bottle I was treated to a woft of intense roasted coffee smell. For the uninformed, Kopi Loewak is coffee that was eaten by civets in Indonesia, and pooped out. The enzymes in their digestive tract apparently enhance the flavor of the coffee bean...

The beer smells of fantastic roasted yet mellow coffee beans, roasted malt and some sweet toffee flavor. As you take your first drink, you are treated to a sophisticated blend of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted barley, as well as some mild earthy tones and some alcohol warmth.

The product available in the province was bottled close to two years ago, which has definitely benefitted this beer. The aging has helped marry the flavors together incredibly well, while also reducing the alcohol bite of this 11.2% ABV beer.

This is an absolutely fantastic stout. I can't wait to see how this beer evolves over the years to come with the extras I bought to age

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Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into St. Bernardus goblet.

A - Deep coffee brown pour with thick, creamy, highly-laced, taupe colored foam.

S - Roasted malts, coffee beans, a touch of chocolate and damp wood on the nose.

T - Sweet, iced coffee, dark roasted barley, a vague touch of hops.

M - A swirl of coffee oils and warm alcohols. Not syrupy or cloying, a bit more carbonation than expected.

This one was fun. It has a all the hallmarks of an imperial stout and a great coffee flavor. The extra carbonation really helped express the flavors.

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Kopi Loewak from Brouwerij De Molen
3.93 out of 5 based on 194 ratings.
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