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Hakim Stout - Harar Beer Factory

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75
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53 Reviews
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Reviews: 53
Hads: 83
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harar Beer Factory
Ethiopia

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jreitman on 07-18-2003

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Reviews: 53 | Hads: 83
Photo of ChrisBowers
4.67/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The first thing you think is "Ethiopian Beer? Yeah Right." But then you try it. First off, this beer has more in common with a Belgian Brown or a Double Bock than a stout, but I assume the word "stout" has come to encompass all darker than average beers in the former colonies. This is quite simply an exceptional beer. It has an excellent mouthfeel and whatever kind of exotic spices are put into this are very noticable, but not in an overbearing way. Has notes of roasted coffee and plums. The bottle with the funky label is also a plus for the collectors in the house. (572 characters)

Photo of elmocoso
2.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I got this one at an Ethiopian resturant. It came in a stubbie bottle and poured a suprisingly transparent burnt ember color. No head, and a slight, slight coller around the glass.

This did not look, taste or smell like a stout to me. It had a caramel smell, and looked the color of something between a porter and a brown ale.

The taste was also nutty with a little roastedness and a small hint of rasins.

This beer was not all that bad but it suffered in the #'s because it did not fit the style it claimed to be. Also, i think, to truely enjoy this one, you must be somewhere deep in east africa, have a dusty throat and be sitting in the shade. I feel it would taste perfect then. (692 characters)

Photo of jreitman
3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color with no real head to speak of. Aroma of raisins, chocolate and dark fruit hint at the alcohol and malt strenght of the beer. Was medium-light bodied and slightly bitter on the sides of the tongue. Relatively light flavored with raisins and plums most dominant in the mouth. Milky coffee came through as it warmed. Very interesting especially when you consider it came from Ethiopia. (402 characters)

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Hakim Stout from Harar Beer Factory
75 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.