De Molen Kopi Loewak Coffee Stout (2011-2013)

 
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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*Please note this version is essentially the same beer as the standard De Molen Kopi Loewak Coffee Stout however the abv has increased.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2013/sep/13/civet-coffee-cut-the-crap

On september 17th 2013, De Molen has announced it will stop producing beers with Kopi Loewak coffee


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3.9
rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Hunaphu Day. Pitch black pour with a frothy tan head. Huge coffee and espresso aroma with chocolate covered raisins and roasted malts. Flavor has loads of French roast coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. Nice thickish body and mouth coating.

3.4
Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2013 Tap @ Hofje van Wijs. Black colour, tan head. Nose is coffee, coffee bitter, roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee and coffee milk, fairly sweet. Quite heavy on the stomach. The sweetness is a bit cloying and too much to my liking.

3.9
GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
Thick black with a massive tan head. Aroma is coffee, blackcurrant, toffee, leather, spice, hint of smoke. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body, starts sweet on the palate then the coffee kicks in. Taste is coffee, molasses, leather, liquorice. Smooth and tasty

3.4
stevencon (525) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Thanks rbrazell. Black pour tab head. Aroma of roast coffee burnt. Taste similar with well rounded coffee medium body effevecent.

3.7
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
(33cl bottle) Purchased at Hillside. Huge frothy head with a black body. Nose of sour coffee and vanilla. Good bitter hops and gritty, deep malted base of coffee and chocolate cake. Pretty delicious.

4
neuromatt (1226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
330 mL bottle, served in a snifter at a tasting at Chris’ place. Pours black with a small tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover. The nose has huge espresso, along with earth, spice and roasty notes. The flavour is a very nice balance between sweet molasses and coffee bitterness. The finish is long with loads of espresso and molasses. On the palate, it is full with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an amazing coffee imperial stout. It is huge, but also subtle and sophisticated. Beautiful. 2012-11-23

5
zebra (2310) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
my second stunner in a row from them. and 90% head when poured straight into a glass. head is the best form in which to have beer.

3.9
bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is very coffee. Med + body. Flavor is quite roast coffee with some chocolate, and then some sweetness followed by what seems to be hop bitter. Effect is bitter dark chocolate. Tasty stuff.

4.2
Gerbeer (4014) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours black with large tan head, Aromas of oily chocolate, black coffee and a hint of vanilla, Flavors of bitter dark chocolate, sweetened black coffee and heavily roasted malts. Oily. Quite a warm finish - but in a good way.

3.4
Xstream (242) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Poured from a bottled saying the ABV is 11,5%. For those unfamiliar with "Kopi Loewak" and how this beer got it’s name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak It’s the world’s most expensive coffee, made from Loewak turds holding the digested coffee berries. That’s what’s used as main ingredient for this beer. appearance: Dark brown, near black. Non-transparent. Huge, no insane, mocca foam top. Pour with care. Lovely lacing. smell: Coffee for sure. Roasted malts, bit sourness to it. Hint of dark fruit / berries. taste: Like the smell suggests. It starts of quite fresh with a slight fruity and sweet coffee taste, then the roasted malt flavors kick in, giving it the coffee like bitterness. mouthfeel: Quite some carbonation, possibly a tad too much. Maybe the flavor needs a punch not to get dull, bit it also prevents it from getting more creamy like. overall: It’s not bad. It’s not great either. "The Molen" has better beers then this. I like the name, i like the story, but the flavors don’t wow me. I like the roasted flavors behind the coffee taste, which does taste a little like old coffee. It’s all quite mellow considering the ABV, so it’s quite a kicker. The slightly sweet dark fruity flavor mellow it out quite nicely. It’s ok, but considering the price there are way better options at "The Molen brewery".


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