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: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
*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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle from de Molen. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent tan head. Awesome coffee aroma with chocolate and alcohol. The roasted coffee flavour is delicious with roasty malt, alcohol and chocolate. A little bitter with alcohol quite present and warming. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. This is a great coffee beer.


3.9
fugitive (2005) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle. Color dark brown with small head. Aroma sweet, malt, caramel, roasted, some coffee. Taste sweet, malt, caramel, coffee.

4.2
HeadyDE (841) - Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle pour 2013..pours a medium black with a larger than expected head..nose is booming with coffee and chocolate, really nice aroma..mouthfeel follows nose with smooth as can be coffee, followed by some bitter chocolate, hard to fathom how smooth the coffee is but more delicate than any coffee beer I can recall, a bit more carbonation than anticipated is the only real downside to this, pretty amazing stout

4.1
skortila (5850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2017
Bottled. The aroma has coffee, chocolate, some licorice. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has coffeer, roast, some chocolate, some berries and some licorice. Medium-full bodied beer. Nice.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle thanks to mr.brown pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big coffee roast malts ash coca chocolate. Taste is more of the big coffee roast malts some ash. Very nice.

4.5
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle at home ’Wijsdier Luwak Bier’, unbelievably rich in flavours. Coffee, roast, full chocolate body. Totally awesome, and probably the best beer I’ve had in a couple of months.

3.8
BlazerT (1103) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle. Sensoric. Pitch black with small, light brown head. Almost none head retention and lacing. Aromas are mainly moderate coffee, chocolate and up-front dried fruits (raisins), slightly woody. Taste is definitely sweet, fruity with lots of dark fruit accents. Overall nice, not malty and sugar packed with strong chocolate, fudge neither toffee accents. No lots of roasted malts with strong ashy notes. This one is good combination of coffee, wood and nice fruity notes. Highly drinkable, well ABV hidden.

3.3
Korcz (3387) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.2
DutchDrebus (5985) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2016
Quite old bottle @ home. Black with no head. Loads of coffee in the taste and aftertaste. Pretty great.

4.8
beer_queue (140) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottled: 04/18/2012, sampled: 11/06/2016. Even at this age, the pour is lively, producing a big tan head that holds itself so long in the glass. Color is black, of course. Aromas are obviously coffee front & center, but there’s also a huge chocolate fudge or Dutch chocolate brownie note following. Surprising how fresh this beer smells after more than four years. Some subtle dried fruits in the aroma as well (maybe dates). Taste is absolutely rich and decadent—gigantic blast of bittersweet chocolate initially and then transitions into a coffee note that’s soooo smooth and well-balanced; not too bitter, acidic, or tart. The end is where the coffee stands out on its own and shows off some of its alcoholic strength as well. A faint dried fruit plus honey sweetness is there but it’s pretty much covered up by the chocolate & coffee. The booze gets super strong after it warms up! Texture is chewy, full-bodied, hot, and astringent from the strong coffee & alcohol. To be honest, the flavors here are two-dimensional and lack a wide range of complexity. That doesn’t make it bad…not at all…because this brew makes up for it by presenting such a special experience. It’s a distinct example of Dutch chocolate combined with ridiculously high-end coffee in a beer.

3
Maakun (5556) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle 2013 vintage thanks to deanso. Almost black with barely any head. Some dark chocolate, wood, light mold, hint of chocolate, hay, dust, paper, dried berries. Light sweet, medium bitter and very light sour. Medium bodied with watery way. Probably way past its prime, though deanso and sjogro still like it so maybe it’s me. Not good.


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