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Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
4/5
Exceptional
922 Ratings
Kujo Imperial Coffee StoutKujo Imperial Coffee Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Arithmeticus on 12-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,821
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
922
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
149
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 922 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of Joshmistake
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(12 oz bottle, poured into a teku)

L: impenetrably black liquid topped with a frothy, khaki-colored foam... head doesn't hold, no lace (yes, my glass is clean)

S: mostly the character and roast of the coffee (espresso-like) at the fore... vaguely-medicinal (ouzo?) alcohol lingering in the back... doesn't suggest much sweetness... aromas are lovely, but subtle and extremely subdued

T: dark molasses, melanoidin static... full-frontal, stocky, dry, neutral malt foundation - surprisingly quite dry in the finish... very little depth, if any - greyscale flavors... the alcohol hovers like a mist, either adding a glow to the taste, or actually obfuscating... the malt may actually have color, but the bitterness and mild acidity of the coffee is washing it out

F: plush, soft core in a low-volt boozy envelope... like dirty motor oil... sexy body, flexible

O: I don't know how they managed to do it, but if you take the coffee out of this, there ain't much going on... the balance is fine, there's just something's missing (malt depth/sweetness)... this really must be drunk at 60-65 F or more... not the worst, but others have managed the coffee imperial stout with more studied technique

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pitch black color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a a thin ring of lace around the glass

S: Lots of roast and coffee up front, along with some dark chocolate and vanilla. Dark fruits are lightly present as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a load of roasted malt and coffee, followed by a bittersweet dark chocolate, dark fruit, and some vanilla notes. Earthy notes from the hops provide some balance before finishing with more coffee and a light sweetness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Could actually use a little less carbonation to give it an even fuller feel

O: A very solid imperial coffee stout with a big emphasis on the coffee and roast. Nicely sippable at a tick under 9%, while providing lots of warmth on a cold day. Definitely worth checking out if you're into coffee stouts

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Photo of cts309
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TW81
4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sia478
3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12 oz tulip glass, having trouble figuring out the bottling date. Pours a very dark brown with a 2 inch brown head that leaves behind some solid lace.

Smell is expresso, vanilla, anise, leather, chocolate, and hints of booze.

Taste follows expresso, chocolate, and vanilla upfront with booze, leather, and anise in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium, light carbonation, a little dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is a very solid brew, wish it had a little more body and life, but very good.

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Photo of Btip1969
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wafers
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmg480
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CitiFieldSheas
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M1A2
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 922 ratings
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