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Hakim Stout - Harar Beer Factory

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Hakim StoutHakim Stout

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 19.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | 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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Reviews by JayTheFinn:
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3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark yes, but not very dark for a RIS. Small white head.

Liquorice scent, plus a distinct smell that I couldn't put a finger on.

Decent sweet, toasted flavor, but nothing really stands out.

Rather fizzy in the mouth. Not as smooth as I like them.

It's drinkable. Definitely good as an after dinner dessert alternative. I was having Ethiopian food, which I assume the Hakim was made to accompany. It does a decent job of it. Overall though, this is not one of my favorites of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2006 20:58:50 | More by JayTheFinn
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

07-29-2014 01:58:16 | More by hacksoncode
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-28-2014 22:47:32 | More by Badger6
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

06-18-2014 02:36:43 | More by cyrushire
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3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 04:23:37 | More by BeerDocT
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-08-2013 04:05:12 | More by BillRoth
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1/5  rDev -69%

05-29-2013 14:40:44 | More by clarknova
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-11-2013 04:33:46 | More by elektronen
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

02-18-2013 01:39:55 | More by Alek
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-25-2013 06:08:50 | More by warpedrevolution
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

01-12-2013 21:07:31 | More by donjcarlsson
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-24-2012 21:18:19 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

09-30-2012 17:05:19 | More by dsauter
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South Carolina

3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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)

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 23:23:13 | More by chinchill
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3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2012 02:43:16 | More by srandycarter
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1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

05-19-2012 09:05:18 | More by RS3Sport
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-20-2012 12:58:58 | More by DirtyPenny
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -7.1%

04-05-2012 23:59:29 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

04-01-2012 22:09:05 | More by bigred89
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3.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 02:22:55 | More by LiquidAmber
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Hakim Stout from Harar Beer Factory
75 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.