Single Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala Huehuetenango | Terrapin Beer Company

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Single Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala HuehuetenangoSingle Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala Huehuetenango
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3.97/5
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157 Ratings
Single Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala HuehuetenangoSingle Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala Huehuetenango
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: Guatemala
Location: Huehuetenango
Farm: Ixlama
Elevation: 1524 to 1830 m
Processing: Fully Washed
Grade: Strictly Hard Bean
Varietal: 50% Bourbon and 50% Caturra

Brewed with Jittery Joe's Coffee

Added by jaydoc on 12-27-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
157
pDev:
5.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Dark brown with a thick and lasting beige collar. Lots of chocolate in the aroma. Dry cocoa powder and coffee beans. Light to medium in body with medium bitterness. Pretty good.

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Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

A – Very dark brown, near black, opaque. A fairly vigorous pour only produced a a short tan head but it proved to be semi-durable and left very good lacing.

Aroma – Mild-moderate strength. Appealing but earthy coffee aroma with dark bread and a surprisingly strong dark chocolate note. Pleasant hints of oats and toffee.

Flavor: As good as the aroma suggests, with a fine coffee flavor over a well crafted stout. Some hop bitterness as well. Very dark roasted grains with minimal burnt toast, faint black pepper, and some dark chocolate notes. Excelent bitter/sweet balance.

Feel – Medium-full body is creamy smooth. Soft, medium carbonation.

Overall: excellent coffee stout.

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Photo of baklo
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeccaH
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a small foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a thin film skimming the top

S- charred malt up front mixes with aromas of chocolate, peppery & earthy coffee, dark fruits and mocha cream

T- earthy and peppery coffee up front has some dark fruit notes. Semi-sweet chocolate and charred malt mid-palate. The finish is almost fruity with a linger of more char

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a semi dry finish

O- this particular variety seemed to have a distinct black peppery finish, pretty good

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Photo of jaydoc
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian74
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"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. single bottles as part of a varietal 4 pack with other variants. Featuring a blend of coffee bean varietals from the Guatemala Huehuetenango region.

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

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, foamy head of a medium brown tone over a near black body. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Solid malt base of equal parts chocolate and caramel malts, with a moderate roast finish. The impact of the Guatamalan beans generates moderate dark fruit notes and a high cleanliness with light acidity and delicate roast. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Moderate roast and cocoa nibs come together for a modest, but enjoyable stout body. The coffee impact from the Guatemalan bean blend is very subtle and transparent, generating notes of light roast and subtle fruit with less biting acidity than the Kona varietal, although the end result is a beer seemingly less distinctive and smoother with its coffee flavor. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly residual, mildly oily, silky, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a mild frothiness and a modestly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is nearly even roasty bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Again, an enjoyable but necessarily ordinary and simple stout body that stands well on its own gets the coffee treatment from Guatemalan beans. The bean inclusion comes off slightly smoother and more refined in their flavor, generating subtleties of dark fruit and a moderate roastiness, but little of the gruff or acidity that other varieties have that give coffee a distinctive flavor. Thus, this bean does not come through as boldly in the flavor as I had hoped for, and fades somewhat against the stout background. I don't like it any less than the Kona version, but I don't think the coffee is distinctive enough to be a necessary addition. 3.75

Terrapin Beer Company's
Single Origin Coffee Stout: Guatemala Huehuetenango
3.64/5.00

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

Photo of CreightonSM
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satsuma
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GTJayG
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled the Sumatra version of this offering first because I thought that the Guatemala would offer more potent roasted notes. The opposite proved to be the case. Like the Sumatra, this offering pours an exquisite almost black color with at least a finger of tan head. The roasted notes in both the nose and the flavor profile are slightly less bold than the Sumatra.

I am still seeking out the Ethiopia version because I anticipate that it will possess a bolder roast profile than either the Sumatra or the Guatemala. I will likely skip the Hawaii as it promises to be the mildest of the four options.

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Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of buzzy
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Studfarm69
4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Thick appearance, and nice white creamy head that does not dissipate

S - Fresh coffee bean roastiness, and dark chocolate

T - coffee, but does not have the chocolate sweetness like the nose.

F - full body and creamy

O - The aroma is better than the flavor, but good nonetheless

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic, the beer is thin and slick looking, a dark brownish-black coloring, with a sparse, wispy, light tan head. Aromas of rich roast and chocolate forward, hints of hazelnut and earth, and some woody notes. Flavors are roasted forward, but much more sweet and slick to follow immediately, with a solid bolt of hazelnut, chocolate, and roasted coffee. Overall, this beer leans to the sweet side, but there is definitely a coffee base, make no mistake about it. Thin and slick bodied, with a roasted sweet hazelnut and coffee aftertaste. The finish is slick, quick, and light, with a subtle roasted linger.

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Single Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala Huehuetenango from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 157 ratings