Single Origin Coffee Stout Hawaii Kona | Terrapin Beer Company

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Single Origin Coffee Stout Hawaii KonaSingle Origin Coffee Stout Hawaii Kona
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3.91/5
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158 Ratings
Single Origin Coffee Stout Hawaii KonaSingle Origin Coffee Stout Hawaii Kona
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coffee Notes
Origin: USA
Location: Hawaii
Farm: Lehuula
Elevation: 415 m
Processing: Fully Washed
Grade: Extra Fancy
Varietal: Kona Typica

Brewed with Jittery Joe's Coffee

Added by jaydoc on 12-24-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
158
pDev:
5.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle (x2: Feb. & April 2017).

Clear very dark mahogany with a creamy but weak tan head

Superb coffee flavor and good, earthy aroma. The flavor is less earthy and has much more dark chocolate than the aroma. If you are not already convinced that Hawaiian Kona coffee is some of the best in the world, this beer may convince you. Fantastic coffee flavor with an excellent balance of sweet and bitter (mildly bitter overall). Notable dark bread component.

O - excellent coffee stout.

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Photo of BeccaH
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a jet black color with a thin foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- lightly charred malt mixes with nutty coffee that also gives some herbal notes. Chocolate and honey sweetness with a bit of metallic notes on the finish

T- roasted malt and chocolate up front, followed by slightly charred coffee notes that adds some black tea-like bitterness. The finish is slightly sweet with more chocolate on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a thin finish

O- fairly one dimensional at times, but good drinkability

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Photo of Damian74
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jadjunk
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Four distinct single origin coffees from around the world each brewed with the same base stout." Brewed in the style of an American Stout, available in 12 oz. bottles as part of the Single Origin 4 pack alongside other variants. One-off experiment from Terrapin.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy pale brown head over a dense black body. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Simple but efficient stout base with soft chocolate, moderate roasted grain and a medium body and perceived sweetness. The impact of the Kona coffee beans in this beer generates notes of mild fruit and acidity, some earthy spiciness and delicate roasted tones. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with a nearly even balance of lightly sweetened chocolate and caramel base to a moderately roasted grain bitterness, carrying a fairly light body. The Kona bean flavor is far more subdued in the flavor, with delicate fruit and subtle spiciness, and little to no perceived roast character, generating a very mellow flavor overall. Finishes clean and moderately dry. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly oily, softly creamy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a mild frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to roasted malt bitterness. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) The inclusion of the Kona bean, while a popular favorite in many coffee choices, does not generate enough potency to carry a lot of strong flavor into even the most simple of stout builds. While generating an appetizing aroma with some perceived depth, the flavor fades to near nothingness as far as the coffee bean is concerned. Otherwise, it's a decent drinking stout, but not much of a bold coffee bean expedition and leaves something to be desired. Hopefully, the other variants will scratch that itch. 3.5

Terrapin Beer Company's
Single Origin Coffee Stout: Hawaii Kona
3.65/5.00

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Photo of mwvman
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satsuma
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GTJayG
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown, thick tan head slowly fades to a ring, spotty lace. Dark chocolate and coffee bean aroma. Solid coffee taste, dark chocolate, mild bitterness. Medium semi slick feel.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of godawgs
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roudy
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is brownish-black with a low profile, filmy, foamy, light tan head. Aromas of rich, roasted coffee forward, cocoa nib, milk chocolate, and earthy overtones. Very distinct coffee notes. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with rich nutty and bitter coffee notes leading the way, followed by a bitter chocolate and milk chocolate blend. Well balanced, and dynamic in its simplicity. The body is smooth and light, but with a solid bitter and dry edge. The aftertaste is more roast, with a solid char characteristic, and a coffee and chocolate blend. The finish is smooth, light, and dry. Good beer.

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Single Origin Coffee Stout Hawaii Kona from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 158 ratings