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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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of yamar68
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage from alelover:

'tis lively. Coffee black body with a healthy pale brown head. Spotty lacing.

Dark berries and muted coffee. Some caramel and brown sugar. Strong nose.

A bit overactive on the palate. Tingly cola flavors with red fruits and bitter coffee. It mellows out with a bit of warmth.

Pretty good. De Molen can and does do better, though.

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Photo of beergoot
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 18/04/12

Thick, chunky, tan head sits atop a very dark brown, nearly black body. Coffee grounds, charred grains, and hints of chocolate comprise a heady aroma. Coffee, booze, bitter chocolate immediately announce their presence at first taste; sharp alcohol and bitter aftertaste. Medium-heavy body, velvety smooth on the tongue.

The coffee and ABV really come forward with this beer. Thank goodness the malt sweetness and subdued hop bitterness keep things reined in and balanced. Overall, a really nice coffee stout that hits the mark on all fronts.

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Photo of Brabander
3.14/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I bought this beer at one of the best beershops in Belgium; dranken Geers in Oostakker. Bottled in januari 2013, good to drink in five years. Poured the beer in my Struise tasting chalice. Black fluid with almost no head. When i poured the beer with force i got a head for a few seconds but then it was gone, leaving a small ring in the glass.

Smell is as expected coffee. Alcohol is well hidden. Tastes like cold coffee. Not very spectacular but decent, not more than that.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of danieelol
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Previously thought I drank Mout & Mocca, but I actually drank this.

My bottle was 11.2%.

Pours with absolutely ridiculous massive frothy white head. As for the beer itself; black and just gives the impression of a watery body.

Smell is sweet marshmallow, flowers (roses). Definite lactic qualities.

Taste is vanilla marshmallow, gritty coffee. Rather astringent really.

Mouthfeel is a fair bit thicker than I thought it would be considering the appearance. Actually quite nice, creamy and thick.

I'm not quite sure what I think of this beer. Was initially disappointed but I realise it's like a very milky, bitter, instant coffee. Still not blown away.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottling date is marked at 4/18/12, making this just over a year old. The label advises to 'enjoy within five years'.

A: Deep brown on the pour, very close to black. Four fingers of creamy head form after a stiff pour. Retention is excellent, and a thin blanket of lacing costs the whole glass.

S: Even after a year the coffee aroma is still very prominent. It is earthy and nutty with a mild roast character. Milk chocolate and bakers chocolate. Graham cracker. Esters of plum and raspberry. Kiss of smoke, faint starchy-type smell.

T: Cola. Deep plum and currant darkfruit. Roasted malts take over with tame tastes of char, smoke, and woodiness. Bakers chocolate and black cocoa powder. Black licorice and yeasty spice. Subtle spicy alcohol. Nutty and earthy coffee flavors dominate the back end. Dry finish of yeasty spice, rich nutty coffee, and a hint of smoke.

M: The body is moderately thick. It is rich, full, and creamy, but sits lightly. The blast of prickling, fine bubbled carbonation has a lot to do with that. Very smooth. The subtle hint of alcohol warmth would never betray the 11.2% abv.

O: This one grew on me as I drank it, and the over-the-top smoothness is what really won me over in the end. A great coffee stout with a Belgian twist.

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Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Farnswurth
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of RuckusDu
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of Bonko_the_sane
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of boot11222
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ajzy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of RashyGrillCook
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of alelover
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of shagens
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

A: Pours a deep and dark brown color forming a small but persistent bubbled beige to brown head. Few spotty lacings are left in the glass

S: Very roasted with strong notes of coffee. Notes of dark chocolate and chocolate malts. Really amazing in the nose. Some alcohol is felt in the end

T: Strong roasted malts and slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of coffee. Strong roasted malts bitterness in the end

M: Heavy molasses body. Low carbonation. Roasted malts bitterness in the aftertaste

O: Great coffee Stout. Quite good drinkability considering that it's a 11.5% ABV beer. It does not seem to be that strong

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Photo of neckbracesub
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BeerNotes
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown — almost black — with a huge tan head that dissipates to a persistent 1/4 inch.

S: Lots of espresso with a solid stout backbone.

M: Thick, but surprisingly tingly.

T: Stout up front, java in the back. Coffee notes mask the alcohol flavors.

O: The Short Version: It’s a heavy stout masquerading as an iced coffee. One of the best around.

The Long Version: Kopi Luwak is shitty coffee. That is to say, Kopi Luwak coffee beans are found in cat shit. Despite where the beans come from, the beer is absolutely incredible. As far as coffee stouts go, it stacks up against all the heavy-hitters; and the lingering flavor you’re left with is unlike almost any other. It’s extremely well-balanced — especially given the alcohol content — and really drinkable. The only thing that could make it better is a nice, dry-rubbed steak.

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Photo of trodam
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Black with a looming light brown head

S - Smells of earth, coffee, chocolate, spices...

T - Big coffee taste, they did not skimp on the coffee. Earthy with dark chocolate undertones.

M - Somewhat like low fat milk, slightly thin but still creamy.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a big finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head. Fades very slowly.

S - Roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel malts, cocoa, black licorice, molasses, a bit of dark fruits, some booze.

T - Roasted coffee, some coffee bitterness, chocolate and caramel malts, bakers cocoa, black licorice, molasses, prunes, raisins, and other dark fruits, and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a sweet, roasted, bitter, and warming finish.

D - The coffee flavor is great here, as is the overall balance and mouthfeel.

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