Hakim Stout | Harar Beer Factory

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harar Beer Factory
Ethiopia

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jreitman on 07-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
18.13%
 
 
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3.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.04/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3.94/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.63/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.56/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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1.15/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

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Hakim Stout from Harar Beer Factory
3.2 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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