Single Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala Huehuetenango
Terrapin Beer Company

Single Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala HuehuetenangoSingle Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala Huehuetenango
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Style:
Stout - American
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 5.81%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
157
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Terrapin Beer Company
 
Georgia, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Single Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala HuehuetenangoSingle Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala Huehuetenango
Notes: 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
Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 157 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1%
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.

Apr 16, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Mar 20, 2017
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +2%
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

Jan 29, 2017
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
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

Nov 12, 2016
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -1%
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.

Oct 04, 2016
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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

Jul 15, 2016
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev 0%
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.

Jul 11, 2016
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: black, tight tan head, nice lacing
S: roastiness from malts and coffee
T: nice, not in your face coffee taste, dark fruits
F: smooth, no bitterness
O: well done, medium to full body, nice finish

Jun 07, 2016
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - Jet black very thin mocha colored head, not much lacing.

Smell - Very nice coffee smell, dark chocolate roasted malts. I really like the big coffee smell, there is a little vanilla as well.

Taste - The taste follows the smell bit the coffee flavor is even bigger, nice ground coffee flavor, little bit of chocolate. The coffee is very much like the flavor of strong black coffee.

Feel - The feel is slightly thin but a medium body, nice carbonation.

Overall - I really like this, the coffee flavor is very well pronounced.

Jun 01, 2016
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FBGordon from Florida

3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown to black with a tan head that dissipates settles into a thin ring that laces well enough throughout.

S: Light notes of coffee, complimented by roast, toast and chcolate aromas.

T: Subtle coffee accented by bittersweet chocolate and roasty, toasty notes. The coffee isn't nearly as strong or as bitter as in it's siblings. The flavors are there, but aren't making much noise.

M: Medium body, light carbonation and small, tight carbonation.

O: I've had the Ethiopian and Sumatran, now Guatemalan. I'm sure my palate isn't exhausted at this point, but I have to say the flavors are so much more quiet than the other two, the Guatemalan isn't my favorite. Not a bad beer, just not in league with the others, in my opinion.

May 22, 2016
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Pencible from Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured an opaque black with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like bold dark roast coffee, with smoky and wood notes and a little nutty character and dark chocolate.
T: It tasted like dark roasted coffee, with smoky and nutty character and some dark chocolate and cream. It had a clean and dry bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a great coffee stout, with amazing scent and solid taste and body.The finish was very smooth too, so it was really easy to drink. The perfect counter to all the modern IPAs. I'm excited to try the others in this series.

May 07, 2016
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Beejay from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark black in color, with a large tan head.

S: Rich velvety coffee and chocolate. Beautiful, rich coffee and plenty of it. Smooth espresso, and a dash of caramel and chocolate in a glass.

T: Roasted malts with dark bread flavor, and a touch of caramel. The coffee is there, but not as rich as in the aroma. Perhaps a touch of oak, the finish is long lingering, but it tastes a little thin.

M: Medium body, with a creamy feel, and medium high carbonation. A long lingering finish.

O: Overall pretty good, but I wish there was a little more richness in the flavor. It comes across a touch on the thin side, and I’d love a little bolder flavor.

Apr 30, 2016
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This stout is brewed with a blend of coffee from Ixlama Farm in Guatemala. It pours to a thin, brief-lived creamy light-brown head on a nigh-impenetrable body; ruby highlights lurk solely at its base. Lacing is fair, consisting of spiky bands and caverns. The nose is light-medium in intensity; it leads with cocoa, backed by mellow, medium-roast coffee and slight alcohol overtones. The palate is dominated by a very tart, bright, fairly deep light-roasted coffee flavor; no notes from the base stout are discernable. The finish is surprisingly clean, just a bit of coffee flavor; the linger is a very slight bright coffee flavor that lasts for a good while. Mouthfeel is on point for the medium-full body and is slightly astringent; the texture is medium-creamy and medium-peppery from the overexpressed carbonation. (12 oz bottle, 113 days before best-by)

Apr 18, 2016
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AgentMunky from New York

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce glass into a St Bernardus goblet. Best by 27 July 2016.
4.25/4.25/4/4/4.25
A: Pours black and surprisingly thick with a half finger of dark head.
S: Mmmmm, it smells of cracked (not ground) coffee and vanilla, with a tinge of milk chocolate and honeysuckle/jasmine. (This floral aspect is very similar to the Kona coffee...maybe it's the yeast strain?). Strong bitterness / darker roast flavors.
T/M: Yum. It's a touch thin, but the coffee notes are forceful and the base beer is rich, malty, and sweet. Well-balanced bittersweetness veers sweet. Robust smoothness makes up for lack of heft in the mouthfeel.
O: Not as good as Kona, but tasty nonetheless.

Apr 16, 2016
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown going to black. 1 finger dark khaki head is creamy looking but vanishes fairly quick. Minimal fine lacing.

Very mild coffee aroma. A bit sweet. Molasses and chocolate.

Coffee on first taste, darker and more bitter than the aroma. Espresso, tobacco, and dark chocolate. Missing the sweet touch from the nose.

Medium body with medium carbonation. A bit of acridness and medium bitterness.

Decent coffee stout. Bitterness is a touch to high. Needs a sweet counterbalance.

Apr 14, 2016
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thank you to Stakem for the hook up, shared with tenderbranson69 along with the other single origin varietals in a side-by-side.

The color is black opaque with little head much like the others.
The smell is nutty spicy and vinous fruit-like with dark cocoa and mild dried fruit in the bean aroma. The feel is great lots of dry roast and spicy medium body with carbonation in the mid-range with moderate sweetness to balance the slight roast with mild dry quality in the lively finish.

The taste is good -plum and spice, nutty with mild caramel from the malt with a light dark sugar flavor with slight cocoa-like bean essence and dry maltiness with slightly fruity quality that continues with some dark fruit flavor with gentle spice and woody flavor as it finishes dry. The bean oiliness sort of dries the mouth a little but this is an excellent stout with focus on the central American coffee in the flavor -very fresh and lovely roast quality with the expressive dried fruit with plum-like aspects

Apr 11, 2016
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mntlover from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pretty black for a light abv stout with mahogany highlights around the edges when held to the light. Thumb sized coco head leaves behind some descent lace.

Aroma is good coffee notes with light fruity notes, not as strong as the Ethiopia one. Light spice mostly peppery.

Taste is more like most coffee stouts roasted with god coffee notes. Some dark fruit hints with a peppery spice finish.

Mouthfeel is medium more or less, more of a lighter stout .carbonation level is medium.

Overall a good coffee stout pretty much normal brew.

Apr 08, 2016
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter and sampled along side the other 3 single origin coffee variations. The brew appears dark brown to black in color with a khaki head that holds well with stringy lace.

This iteration had what I felt was the most concentrated character of chocolate with muddled earthiness and roast. No real highlights to it other than the chocolate and a very general coffee feel that could likely be considered your "normal" coffee flavor.

Strong roasted grain notes with coffee and a slight citrus hoppiness. This is light in body with modest carbonation. Overall with these, the nose really showcases the nuance and subtle differences between the coffees. However, the nuance gets lost a bit in the flavor. Still enjoyable regardless.

Apr 08, 2016
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pitch black on the pour with a very thin, toffee colored lacing ring.

S - Char, coffee beans, burnt chocolate.

T - Coffee beans, burnt chocolate, light char with a tad bit of honey on the back side.

M - Thin medium body with a watery finish. Coats the mouth with a layer of coffee bean char. Very dry finish.

O - It's a coffee stout. Too thin.

Apr 07, 2016
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tbryan5 from Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I find this similar but slightly better than the Sumatra version. It has a great balance and a prominent coffee smell and taste that doesn't come across as too bitter. Excellent sipper!

Mar 31, 2016
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ccg from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

All four bottles of the pack opened simultaneously for a side-by-side comparison.
Small head, no lacing, small amount of retention.
Of the four, I think this one has the sweetest, creamiest smell.
Similar flavor: like a high-quality black iced coffee with some natural sweetness and creaminess. Hint of honey.
Mouthfeel is more porter than stout. It's a bit thin.
I think this is my favorite of the four, but pretty close to the Sumatran. I love that Terrapin did this. Awesome way to try the different flavors side-by-side.

Mar 27, 2016
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown, nearly black. Brown really shows around the edges. Head is khaki/creme colored and foamy, but faded quickly. No lacing. Nice roasted, almost charred, dark coffee on the nose and lots of it. Subtle malt notes behind. Smooth, biscuit malts introduce the beer's flavor profile. Good, solid medium roast coffee on the back end of the flavor profile. Really a pleasant amount of coffee. Mouth feel is smooth and easy to drink. Nice and mellow. Overall, a great rendition of coffee and beer. Very pleased with this one as I placed in second out of the four Single Origin offerings.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Drank and reviewed blindly comparing Terrapin's Single Origin offerings. Best by: 7/27/16.

Mar 23, 2016
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The aroma of this one - compared to the others - brings a bit more in the way of black, roasted coffee (saying something, considering those aforementioned others weren't timid about that aspect). I also smell a touch of dark fruit. Flavor-wise, it seems a bit more grassy and less black, but there are nice touches of plum and spice lurking around. While simple, I feel this one works the best so far. The thinner, somewhat fizzy feel seems to fit the flavor profile better, too. I'll call this one my favorite right now.

3.75/5: Best of the bunch so far

Mar 23, 2016
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TX-Badger from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with khaki colored head. Coffee, lots of it on the nose, with just a little roast and cocoa; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and smooth. Finishes with a lot of delicious coffee notes.

Mar 23, 2016
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves tiny clots behind.

S- Big coffee aroma that leans more toward the chocolaty side. Also notes of caramel and vanilla.

T- Definitely on the sweeter side with lots of chocolate and caramel character. Very drinkable. Roastiness and bitterness is on the lower end of the spectrum. Tangy aftertaste.

M- Somewhat creamy with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Even better than the Sumatra but I like my coffee beers to have more sweetness to them. Terrapin's onto something really great here with this concept.

Mar 22, 2016
Single Origin Coffee Stout Guatemala Huehuetenango from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 157 ratings