Kopi Loewak | Brouwerij De Molen

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87
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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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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in March of 0-12 I picked this up last week. No worries as the label indicates it can be aged 5 years.

Pours great. Big ole brown head, somewhat creamy, but semi rough bubbles. Dark brown/ruby color body. no surprise there.

Coffee aroma. And that's about it. Some faint leather and roasted malt. Maybe figs.

Flavor is coffee forward, but kind of light. Not a wholly powerful flavor, and the abv is well hidden. Easy drinking. Elather and roasted malt come through a bit more as it warms. A nice bite on the end. This is a solid stout; a warm-her-upper

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Photo of cps98
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A – Jet back with a rocky, thick mocha colored head. The head retention was amazing, there was still a very thick coating of bubbles well after I finished the beer.

S – Very sweet coffee, light chocolate hints in the background but the coffee was very dominant.

T – Sweet chocolate and coffee. Like coffee that someone put too much sugar into. No hop presences at all.

M – Nice heavy mouth feel. Really good carbonation.

O – This was a nice beer, nothing overly special. I was more interested in trying the beer with the civet coffee in it.

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Photo of Treebs
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on draft at WLV Liquors during Zwanze Day, 2012. Served in my Zwanze taster flute.

A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving some sticky lace behind.

S: Earthy and green coffee beans, some roasted malts and a little sweetness as well. As expected.

T: Same earthy coffee beans, roasted malts, some sweetness and a little anise. Slightly astringent.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a little thickness to it. Dry and mildly astringent. Medium carbonation.

O: This was alright. The coffee was earthy and dark as expected and at the forefront of the taste. Probably wouldn't care to have again, but it was far from bad.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

180 ML nip bottle poured into a snifter
Thanks to Baggio for the bottle

A--- OH, it wants to be a gusher. Careful opening saved that. Thanks other reviewers :). Pours a dark muddy, murky brown. Settles in the glass a murky black with slight tints of brown and ruby. One finger mocha colored head that is thick and stays at one finger for a bit. Does recede to a layer of thick film. Couple spots of lacing.

S-- Lots of coffee. Underneath the big coffee nose is some milk chocolate, roast and citrus.

T-- Coffee, milk chocolate, bittering citrus hops, and roast.

M-- Full bodied and low carbonation. Coffee does smooth out in the mouth and get more of milk chocolate, roast, grapefruit and pine. Good acidic dry coffee finish.

O-- Nice beer. Nothing that wows but a good beer.

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Photo of STEG
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to Jeffo for this one.

As I got the first part of the cap off of the .18cl bottle my palm was met with a huge rush of air. I hurried to get the cap off, glass at the ready, but unyielding, it rushed the open orifice. fizzing slightly but with another deft cap release I was able to free the beer and pour the majority of the pitch black liquid into the duvel tulip on deck. As the bottle slowly emptied the glass filled at a much faster rate. After waiting 3 times for the head to recede I was able to fit all of the massive 6oz nip bottle into my miniscule Duvel tulip.

A mixed bag of bubbles was present all the way up to the rim of the Duvel tulip for a solid 20 seconds then dissipated to a thin layer of circling bubbles. One of the more impressive coffee noses I've experience. Huge coffee notes are backed up by cocoa powder and earthy wood notes, odd considering there's no oak in the present in the brewing process that I know of. There's also a very slight vanilla note hidden in there somewhere.

Taste has a coffee acidity present up front followed by a sweeter chocolate and malty center and finishing up with more acidity from the monkey shit coffee.

Mouthfeel was really disappointing. Moderately lively carbonation kept you wanting to come back for more but then it falls apart with the excessively thin mouthfeel. I sense no alcohol whatsoever, well done in that regard.

Overall this was worth the try and I was able to get the usual experience with playing russian roulette with de molen. I guess I kinda won with this one.

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Photo of Dudeabide
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A ~ Black, with a big mocha head.

S ~ Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee

T ~ Lots of coffee backed with chocolate. Taste like old coffee, fortunately, I like that.

M ~ Medium bodied, wish this beer was a lot heavier, taste lingers but not for long.

O ~ I enjoyed it, but not enough for the price I found it at

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Photo of jrallen34
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

18cl bottle poured into my Darkness glass, picked up in Gent...As i put the cap its gushes a bit, but I'm not expected for all head pour. About 2 oz of beer equalled about 12 inches of light tan head. Great retention, the head is fluffy and interesting with huge bubbles, and nice lacing. I would normally give an appearance like that a better score but the head is so annoying in not only making pour several times but making me wait forever to drink it...A light aroma that just shows off the coffee. The coffee is really nice and smooth but somewhat boring and unbalanced. As it warms some nice sweet chocolate does start to present...The taste is ton of coffee as expected, but I really like it better in the aroma than I do in reality. The coffee is light, stale, alcoholic; ironically its still pretty good, just not great...The feel is lighter but tough and tannic...Glad this is a small bottle, would be tough to drink a big bottle.

This is pretty good, just feel it could be better, slightly disappointing.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jefftuck47
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of uncccegr
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JonIrabagon
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of killcore
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of random846
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of AgentZero
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Jonny41
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of RashyGrillCook
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JxExM
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Farnswurth
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of IHyphySF
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not sure what to expect from this beer because it is the first i ever had from this brewery and haven't heard much likes or dislikes about this brewery.

A: Popped the cap and instantly it foamed right to the top but did not foam out. Instantly poured into a tulip and poured 1/4 beer and 3/4 foam which almost foamed out. The foam color was milk chocolate foam with white haze it later dissipates quite quickly and leaves a nice ring of foam around the glass. The beer is coffee black colored and no visible bubbles are seen in the beer.

S:Smells of cheap coffee like folgers with some sort of sweetner but has huge notes of alcohol.

T:Roasty, Malty, Burnt chocolate, Cheap Coffee upfront it actually ends up having a caramel and almost burnt butterscotch flavor to it. The upfront roasted flavor profile of this is a little too much and wish it had more upfront sweetness to balance this out. Coffee is predominant in the flavor of this beer and if i knew more about the Kopi Loewak Coffee profile it might make a small bit of difference on how well they did on reproducing this taste within the beer.

M: drinks smooth really good carbonation at first but after 30 minutes the carbonation falls dead .

O: Would want to try this with a good year on it but would try it again if i saw it on tap!!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!

The beer is quite over-carbonated. As the head gradually fades, the color is finally revealed...dark brown. Shocker. Ample lacing sticks to the sides of the tulip glass. The aroma brings roast, alcohol, subtle coffee. The taste is alright, with coffee and roast notes. Unfortunately, the beer is indeed over-carbonated, adversely affecting every aspect of the beer. Oh well. Not nearly on the same level with the 666.

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Photo of popery
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown with a nice big mocha head. The shade of brown is about the color of slightly too weak coffee. Looks a bit murky, but it's hard to tell with the color. The aroma is strongly coffee-forward. It's a very pleasant coffee flavor but seems to dominate the beer a bit more than I'd prefer. There's just a little bit of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate in the background. The taste is similarly rich with coffee. Again, it's a very nice coffee, but while the taste is somewhat better in this respect than the aroma, I wish there was a bit more complexity to the beer. There's some nice caramel and chocolate blending into the coffee. The finish is really just coffee, though. The coffee is fruity and rich. Very good. Unfortunately, the beer is significantly overcarbonated, at least for my taste. I just don't particularly enjoy these flavors in such an effervescent beer. It's no big deal, since I just waited for the beer to settle, but it seems like an odd misstep. I'm a big fan of Molen, but this beer was somewhat disappointing, despite the tasty coffee flavor.

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