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Hakim Stout - Harar Beer Factory

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 19.2%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harar Beer Factory

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jreitman on 07-18-2003)
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3.52/5  rDev +9%

Afroman, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

hacksoncode, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Badger6, Jun 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

cyrushire, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of BeerDocT
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%

Does this have the fabled aroma hop Gesho Kitel in it? I have no idea, but I was...well, read on.

Appearance 3.5: Poured out a deep, dark brown. Almost no head. OK lacing.

Smell 3.75: Great bouquet on this beer. Toasted grains, sweet barley malt and a pleasant scent of dried fruits: raisins, plums, figs.

Taste 3.5: Front is slightly sweet with a big hit of malt and this fades quickly into the Middle where a nice alkaline hoppiness hits the palate. Finish is a big jumble of tastes: Malt, hops, but of all types of different levels. This is balanced out by a very nice dryness that sweeps in and cleans everything out for the Aftertaste, where the malt comes back along with a strangely pleasing acetone flavor.

Mouthfeel 3.5: A bit too bubbly, but certainly not out of character for the style.

Overall 3.5: A very good stout with flashes of brilliance. I imagine this brew would be good with food, but would also be good as a sessioner. I taste none of its slightly higher than usual ABV. Just a pleasant stout from an unusual place for we in the West to think of beer, but this beer is certainly worth a look. A worthy product of the ancient city of Harar.

BeerDocT, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
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1/5  rDev -69%

clarknova, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Alek, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

warpedrevolution, Jan 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

donjcarlsson, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

dsauter, Sep 30, 2012
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3.46/5  rDev +7.1%

A: Pours a murky brown-mahogany hue, with a thin and short-lived tan head; very light color for the style. Not the only departure from style, it turns out.

S: nice aroma of roasted malt, but mainly medium roast, with little of the dark malt aroma expected in a true stout. Nor is there any chocolate or coffee. Nicely fruity with a hints of yeast and honey.

T: Plenty of medium roasted sweet malt flavor, with faint hints of smoke and peat (think Scottish Ale) and more than a hint of dark fruit. A fine, rich aftertaste lingers on and on. [4, were it not for the departure from style]

M - Full body with good medium-low carbonation. Feel is close to the style norm despite the appearance.

O - A nice, unique beer worthy of a recommendation; just don't expect a true stout. Even though the bottle was allowed to warm for 10-15 minutes before opening, the beer improved a bit with additional warming.

(revised with bottle in April 2014)

chinchill, Sep 27, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev 0%

Ethiopian restaurant, went for an Ethiopian beer.

A - Murky. Looks like an american strong ale, not a stout.

S - Cider, apples,

T - Maltier and more cidery than the smell.

M - Medium body, good carb, good balance.

D - Reminds me of a light barleywine. Strange beer.

srandycarter, Sep 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

bigred89, Apr 01, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +14.6%

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany amber, thin medium brown head that dissipates to a film and ring around the glass, short lived lacing. Nice aroma of caramel malt with light roasted malt and dark dried fruit. Flavor follows, mild sweet malt with a hint of roastiness, dried fruit. Finishes with pleasant light malt and molasses. A somewhat subdued stout redeemed by a quite pleasant finish. It leans in the direction of a malty bock, but is close enough to an export stout. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this for a low ABV, light stout.

LiquidAmber, Mar 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

OldIronLungs, Mar 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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Hakim Stout from Harar Beer Factory
75 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.