Little Guatemala
Fonta Flora Brewery

Little GuatemalaLittle Guatemala
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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
American Imperial Stout
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4.02 | pDev: 6.72%
Oct 04, 2022
Jan 10, 2021
An imperial stout aged on cacao nibs and coffee beans
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours an opaque thick viscous jet black in color with light amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark amber + dark cola brown + dark chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy foamy dark mocha head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass, Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark chocolate + cacao nibs over the top of slightly stronger than moderate aromas of dark roasted earthy coffee. Moderate aromas of roasted + dark + slightly charred malts with a minimal amount of lactose-like sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted + dark + slightly charred malts with a minimal amount of lactose-like sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of dark chocolate + cacao nibs over the top of slightly stronger than moderate flavors of dark roasted earthy coffee. Slightly less than moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which very slowly fades away.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy, smooth.

O: Easy to drink considering the strength and a very smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Excellent chocolate + coffee flavors + aromas without much sweetness. Excellent.
Oct 04, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

May 09, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Feb 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
December 2020 can direct from the Charlotte brewery. Forgot I had these. 12oz can poured into a 20oz nonic. No carbonation on open. Deep dark chocolate smell along with a trace of soy, guessing that’s due to age. Deep deep burgundy color closing in on black but not quite there. Quite thick feel to this one and there is an almost gritty feeling,( as I get to the bottom I see a lot of sediment so guessing this was suspended and caused the gritty texture before it sunk). Quite coffee forward with some sweetness in the finish, light bitterness too. Overall a beer I will buy again if I see it. I hope to be able to try this fresh as I can imagine it’s even more flavorful than this year old plus can.
Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by jak from North Carolina

May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I don't know what a "reasonably thick late 90's-inspired" stout implies from the label text. What's the benchmark for a late 90's craft stout? I have a hard time remembering things that happened three days ago. In any case, the coffee on this one is hella earthy--not over-extracted and vegetal, thank goodness, but certainly in dark roast territory. Cacao nibs come through near the finish to provide some welcome sweetness and balance.
Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Mar 17, 2021
Rated: 3.59 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 10, 2021
Little Guatemala from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 8 ratings