Hakim Stout
Harar Beer Factory

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Harar Beer Factory
Stout - Foreign / Export
3.24 | pDev: 17.9%
Jan 02, 2016
Jul 18, 2003
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Ratings by Northsider:
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3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Northsider from Illinois

I had this in an Ethiopian restaurant in Sacramento. Not sure if it was my hunger or failing taste buds, but I found this to be a decent beer. Malty and not bitter. It has the characteristic chocolate and coffee smell and taste, if diluted a bit. Not the best stout I've had but I'd get this again.

Aug 29, 2011
More User Ratings:
3.11 by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia on Jan 02, 2016
3.5 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Dec 22, 2015
2.35 by yeaprolly from Washington on Dec 08, 2015
2.75 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Dec 02, 2015
3.52 by d_kizzle from California on Nov 21, 2015
3.04 by JohnBradSC from South Carolina on Nov 18, 2015
3.94 by beergoggles32 from Florida on Sep 26, 2015
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3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

Reminds me of a Malta Goya or maybe a Negra Modelo. Very heavy on that semi-sweet malt quality that suggests molasses. Had it at an Ethiopian restaurant and it was in that "not bad" category that didn't necessarily inspire me to have another but also left me satisfied.

Jun 15, 2015
3.26 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts on May 17, 2015
3.63 by Fastwalker19 from Maryland on Mar 22, 2015
3.25 by JohnBender from Texas on Jan 07, 2015
3.28 by dodgeriguez from Arizona on Dec 08, 2014
3.5 by ebeye from Washington on Nov 29, 2014
3.5 by ari32 from Georgia on Nov 24, 2014
3.52 by Afroman from Arizona on Aug 16, 2014
3.25 by sjrodriguez from California on Aug 13, 2014
4 by hacksoncode from California on Jul 29, 2014
3 by Badger6 from Virginia on Jun 28, 2014
2.5 by cyrushire from Florida on Jun 18, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BeerDocT from Georgia

Does this have the fabled aroma hop Gesho Kitel in it? I have no idea, but I was...well, read on.

Appearance 3.5: Poured out a deep, dark brown. Almost no head. OK lacing.

Smell 3.75: Great bouquet on this beer. Toasted grains, sweet barley malt and a pleasant scent of dried fruits: raisins, plums, figs.

Taste 3.5: Front is slightly sweet with a big hit of malt and this fades quickly into the Middle where a nice alkaline hoppiness hits the palate. Finish is a big jumble of tastes: Malt, hops, but of all types of different levels. This is balanced out by a very nice dryness that sweeps in and cleans everything out for the Aftertaste, where the malt comes back along with a strangely pleasing acetone flavor.

Mouthfeel 3.5: A bit too bubbly, but certainly not out of character for the style.

Overall 3.5: A very good stout with flashes of brilliance. I imagine this brew would be good with food, but would also be good as a sessioner. I taste none of its slightly higher than usual ABV. Just a pleasant stout from an unusual place for we in the West to think of beer, but this beer is certainly worth a look. A worthy product of the ancient city of Harar.

May 07, 2014
3.5 by BillRoth from Maryland on Dec 08, 2013
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1.15/5  rDev -64.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by clarknova from Germany

this is probably the worst beer I've ever had. looked, smelled and tasted like fermented coke. maybe I got a bad bottling, but I can't proof it. just disgusting.

May 29, 2013
3.5 by elektronen from Montana on May 11, 2013
3.5 by Asics from Washington on Mar 29, 2013
4.25 by Alek from California on Feb 18, 2013
3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Jan 25, 2013
2.5 by donjcarlsson from Sweden on Jan 12, 2013
3.75 by abcdefghijkyle from New Jersey on Oct 24, 2012
3.5 by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania on Oct 21, 2012
3.25 by dsauter from Indiana on Sep 30, 2012
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3.47/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

A: Pours a murky brown-mahogany hue, with a thin and short-lived tan head; very light color for the style. Not the only departure from style, it turns out.

S: nice aroma of roasted malt, but mainly medium roast, with little of the dark malt aroma expected in a true stout. Nor is there any chocolate or coffee. Nicely fruity with a hints of yeast and honey.

T: Plenty of medium roasted sweet malt flavor, with faint hints of smoke and peat (think Scottish Ale) and more than a hint of dark fruit. A fine, rich aftertaste lingers on and on. [4, were it not for the departure from style]

M - Full body with good medium-low carbonation. Feel is close to the style norm despite the appearance.

O - A nice, unique beer worthy of a recommendation; just don't expect a true stout. Even though the bottle was allowed to warm for 10-15 minutes before opening, the beer improved a bit with additional warming.

(revised with bottle in April 2014)

Sep 28, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by srandycarter from California

Ethiopian restaurant, went for an Ethiopian beer.

A - Murky. Looks like an american strong ale, not a stout.

S - Cider, apples,

T - Maltier and more cidery than the smell.

M - Medium body, good carb, good balance.

D - Reminds me of a light barleywine. Strange beer.

Sep 14, 2012
3.5 by DirtyPenny from Massachusetts on Apr 20, 2012
3 by CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia on Apr 06, 2012
3 by bigred89 from Maryland on Apr 01, 2012
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3.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany amber, thin medium brown head that dissipates to a film and ring around the glass, short lived lacing. Nice aroma of caramel malt with light roasted malt and dark dried fruit. Flavor follows, mild sweet malt with a hint of roastiness, dried fruit. Finishes with pleasant light malt and molasses. A somewhat subdued stout redeemed by a quite pleasant finish. It leans in the direction of a malty bock, but is close enough to an export stout. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this for a low ABV, light stout.

Mar 30, 2012
3.25 by OldIronLungs from Massachusetts on Mar 26, 2012
3.25 by virgoJanine666 from Connecticut on Mar 17, 2012
Hakim Stout from Harar Beer Factory
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