Single Origin Coffee Stout Ethiopian Hambela | Terrapin Beer Company

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Single Origin Coffee Stout Ethiopian HambelaSingle Origin Coffee Stout Ethiopian Hambela
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Single Origin Coffee Stout Ethiopian HambelaSingle Origin Coffee Stout Ethiopian Hambela
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Coffee Notes
Origin: Ethiopia
Location: Oromia Region
Farm: Hambela Estate, Alaka
Elevation: 1900-2200 m
Processing: Natural
Grade: 3
Varietal: Indigenous heirlooms

Brewed with Jittery Joe's Coffee

Added by The_Snow_Bird on 01-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,711
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
169
pDev:
5.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Dark brown, no head or lace

S - Coffee and chocolate. Delicious aroma

T - Coffee and sugar dominate. Dark chocolate. Semi-sweet - very tasty!

F - Medium body and carbonation, silky smooth

O - Best one yet of the single origin series. Very tasty

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Photo of BeerTest
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cubatobaco
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

A – Very dark brown, near black, with a short but semi-durable tan head. Very good lacing.

Aroma – Mild-moderate strength. Not particularly promising coffee aroma. Surprisingly strong dark chocolate note. A bit boozy.

Flavor: Definitely better than 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 and subtle dark chocolate notes. No complaints.

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

Overall: I like it.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a thin foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge and leaves some lacing behind

S- coffee is bright and fruity, with notes of red berries. Light char and mocha espresso notes, along with sweet chocolate and vanilla, very nice

T- medium roast and creamy chocolate up front, followed by fruity notes of berries. As it nears the finish, it closes out a bit one dimensional, with lingers of black coffee

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

O- aroma was more complex than taste, but still enjoyable

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Photo of Timtac
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damian74
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | 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 an Indigenous heirloom varietal bean from the Ethiopia Oromia 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 below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Solid malt base of equal parts chocolate and caramel malts, with a moderate roast finish. Ethiopia Hambela beans generate notes of strong fruit syrups and leather with a gentle earthy roast and light acidity. 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 Ethiopia varietal generates hints of smooth melon and jammy berry fruit, leather and subtle tobacco with a moderate roast. This is yet another variety in the series that has very subtle qualities that distinguish itself in the aroma, but merge or fade by the flavor, making distinguishing themselves from other coffees a challenge. That said, I did enjoy the richness and range of flavor in this one in particular. 3.75

(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) The coffee in this variant stands, like others in the series, moderately concealed against the stout base, although the Ethiopia bean comes through a bit more strongly than the previous versions I have sampled with a broader range of flavor. The flavor range of the Ethiopia variant generates more unique inclusions- a somewhat wider portfolio of fruit characteristics meeting a nice, leathery rich undertone to compliment a moderate roast. It's necessarily a gradual sipper to pick up on much of these subtleties, and even though it's not widely distinguished from other coffee bean beers in the series, it stands a hair above the competition. 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
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3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
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4/5  rDev -1%
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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Single Origin Coffee Stout Ethiopian Hambela from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 169 ratings