Kujo
Flying Dog Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #2,136
ABV:
8.9%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,850
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.45%
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
937
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Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  64
Gots
  151
SCORE
90
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Hilarytheguy from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On the sweeter and silkier end of the coffee beer spectrum. Had this several times, most recently a 2014 version at the brewery. Pours dark, smooth, rich coffee and a bit of roast in the nose. Mouthfeel is rich and smooth, velvety with milky sweetness up front to balance the coffee bitterness. Always solid, always good to great.

Apr 18, 2016
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 12BB.

Pours an absolutely pitch black with a 1 inch foamy super dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace cling to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, deep coffee aromas, and some cinnamon notes. Really nice. Taste is of dark roasted malt, chocolate chip cookie dough, and dark chocolate covered coffee/espresso beans. There is a roasty bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slight crispness and a full bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout with a fantastic smell. The coffee aromas in this beer are done really well in my opinion. However, the flavor just isn't quite as good as I was expecting based on the smell.

Mar 15, 2012
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WVbeergeek from West Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black body while listening to some nice soul music on Spotify, while Kujo is tearing out guts WTF? Flying Dog is getting dark. This pours black with a mocha tan head forming thick with speckled sporadic lacing. Aroma bitter coffee notes with fruity tones as well, a very nice beer big chocolate roasted malts dark beer with a creamy dark action brewing. Flavor is all coffee highlights a bit of tree bark, fruit/herbal tones, and acidic coffee (black coffee) sweet artisan coffee, but damn delicious I like these Black dog roasters a match made in heaven. The label says this is vintage 12CC, okay I'll keep an eye on that as this beer gets drained. Like a strong coffee/dark chocolate infused ice brewed coffee, damn strong slightly astringent in the best possible way with fruity highlights trailing it out. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied dry roasted coffee finish very enjoyable beer being produced out there and I'm happy to say I'm converted excellent brewery with beer to match. Overall God bless America and this beer right here, I'm ready to get spiritual it might as well be about the new 12 ounce Kujo beer I can get at my local...I can't picture crazy West Virginians in Morgantown, WV downing this in number there may be a revolution.

Feb 10, 2012
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Beaver13 from Colorado

2.96/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy brown head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet lactic vanilla and chocolate with some dark fruit and acidic coffee roast.

The flavor is sweet vanilla with some dark fruit and a leathery roast coffee finish. The mouhfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is a bit watery.

Overall, it's a bit overly sweet for me and lacking in coffee.

Apr 29, 2015
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of WFM craft pack, this is outstanding.
Suggest a big glass, let it warm, sip slowly. last of the night.

A: Pours black, with a thick finger of milk mocha head, fore bearer of the mocha flavor to come. Good amount of creamy bunching, lacing, and stickiness.

S: Aroma offers a latte coffee or mocha bouquet with a mix of chocolate, caramel, and green citrus.

T: Follows smell, with a more chocolatey, caramel front than most, almost too sweet, but really nothing to argue with. Assertive milky coffee is the finish. Beer finishes dry and burnt roasty, good feeling.

F: The mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy with full alcohol liquorish body and warmth.

Excellent bigger Coffee Stout, with a lot of mocha coffee, emphasis on chocolate. If that's your style, this is your stout.

Jan 09, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Shady McGrady's-served in a snifter.

The color is opaque black body with a thick 2 fingers of creamy beige which settles to a ring. The lace sticks and holds and the bead is fine. The smell is strong of coffee -like freshly ground coffe, sweet and roasty with nutty accent, hardly any aroma from the base just full on coffee. The feel is thick, rich and viscous with slight oily accent from the coffee with nice body and carbonation, very good balance yet slight astringency of the bean.

The flavor is really good -totally dominated by the coffee which is rich and roasty with slight fruity taste which could be from the yeast too. The flavor is nice with some mild dark fruit perhaps raisin and caramel in the background and light spice. The finish is pretty much the same as the entry which is lightly nutty and semi-sweet. Overall an incredible beer, it seems to be more coffee than stout which is usually not that good, but in this case it works-good coffee flavor with nice supporting stout taste.

Mar 09, 2012
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spycow from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Nov 02, 2014
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cvm4 from Mississippi

4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a dark brown with a lovely tan head. The head disappears quickly and has minimal lacing.

S - Smells of coffee, dark chocolate and malt on the nose. A sweet smell comes through too.

T - Coffee beans hit you on the front, with malt and dark chocolate coming to the end.

M - Body feels thin and slightly too carbonated.

O - An enjoyable, easy drinking coffee stout.

Feb 13, 2012
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sarch from Illinois

1/5  rDev -75.1%

Feb 02, 2014
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DrJGR629 from Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Jan 06, 2016
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flying Dog
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout

Pours the darkest of browns, with a lighter brown head. Aroma is full of big time coffee, chocolate and alcohol. In the taste, surprisingly chocolatey, with deep dark chocolate notes. There is also a black coffee flavor, cut by some alcohol. Moderately sweet upfront, giving way to some char, coffee ground and booze flavors that help to balance. Mouthfeel is full bodied, silky, creamy and carbonation is moderate. Overall, a tasty big stout, pretty nice.

Feb 08, 2012
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wiscokid920 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Mar 02, 2014
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gnikola from Serbia

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Apr 27, 2013
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okono from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 02, 2015
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black with two fingers of brown head that fades into a frothy ring with no lacing.

S: Roasted malts up front followed by sweet chocolate and creamy coffee aromas. I also get an odd, sweet bubblegum-like aroma in there. It's a bit out of place, though works alright.

T: Similar to the aroma, lots of bitter roasted malt characters with notes of bitter chocolate and roasted coffee. Underlying these is a candy-like sweetness. The finish is roasty and lightly bitter with a light alcohol burn.

M: Medium-thick body with medium carbonation, this beer could benefit from either a thicker, creamier body or a bit more carbonation.

O: A decent coffee stout, overall. Not extremely coffee forward and there's that odd candy sweet character, but still a decent and drinkable beer.

Mar 19, 2012
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ADTaber from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Aug 05, 2013
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BradStokley from Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Dec 06, 2014
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thisXwar from New York

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 03, 2016
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Dec 06, 2012
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flyingPharmacist from New York

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%

Sep 17, 2014
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LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Feb 22, 2014
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alyssa1224 from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 28, 2014
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SPRichard from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Jun 25, 2012
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cps98 from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the frist Junto Society meeting.

A - Pours a dark black with beautiful 2 finger creamy head. Head lasted to the last sip.

S - Lots of roasted coffee, light hints of chocolate.

T - Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt.

M - This was a smooth as they come. All the flavors complimented each other perfectly. Great full bodied beer that was rich and creamy.

O - I would drink this every time I saw it on Nitro. Super smooth great drinking beer.

Jan 08, 2012
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Denoas from New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Sep 15, 2013
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