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Hakim Stout - Harar Beer Factory

Hakim StoutHakim Stout

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75
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 19.5%


Brewed by:
Harar Beer Factory
Ethiopia

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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JayTheFinn

California

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
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Hakim Stout from Harar Beer Factory
75 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.