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Brewed by Birrificio Pausa Cafè
Style: Stout
Saluzzo (TO), Italy

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With Huehuetenango coffee.
Questa birra è una Ale, di colore ambrato scarico ad alta fermentazione prodotta utilizzando malti e luppoli tipici inglesi. La particolarità assoluta di questa birra sta nell’utilizzo innovativo del caffe Huehuetenango in chicchi, tostati e non. Il prodotto finale avrà note spiccate di caffe appena fatto, in un colore marrone tonaca di frate. Pur avendo al palato le note classiche di una tradizionale birra, spicca al naso e nel retrogusto un timbro netto di caffè aromatico quale è il Huehuetenango.
This beer is an ale, amber-colored discharge high fermentation produced using traditional English malts and hops. The particularity of this beer is absolutely innovative in the use of Huehuetenango coffee beans, toasted or not. The final product will be marked notes of fresh coffee in a brown robe of a monk. Although the palate the notes of a classic traditional beer, stands on the nose and aftertaste of a stamp net of aromatic coffee which is the Huehuetenango


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle... Mostly clear and dark, this copper-colored ale has a small, creamy, lightly-tanned head that never fades away. The aroma is a seamless blend of caramel, coffee, pistachios, chocolate crème and vanilla. Barely medium-bodied with vibrant carbonation. Sweet, roasty, mocha flavor. Lightly sweet, chocolaty finish. Drinks like a nice brown ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshuaStranger (189) - - NOV 28, 2014
Pours jet black,white foamy head. Aroma is coffee,roasted malts. Taste follows suit,a bit watery perhaps,but nice.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Getbetter (884) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
From a bottle , cloudy dark ruby, TASTES INFECTED, OVERCARBONATED, I wouldn’t buy this beer again unless I was at the brewery in Italy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate head. Subtle coffee notes in the nose that become more apparent when tasting it. Not bad, but certainly not one of the best stouts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5183) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
33cl bottle pours a mahogany, brown with some thin, beige head. Looks more like a dopplebock than a stout. Aroma strikes me more as a dopplebock too, fruity, apples, bready, malty, chocolate, cherries, apple, coffee, licorice. Oddest flavor, in a good way. Flavors of dark bread, cherries, very light coffee, blueberry, licorice, brown sugar, birch. Medium bodied, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Panama City Beach, Fl - Chan’s Wine World (brought back by my wife) - 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a very dark coffee-like brown with a thin khaki colored head clinging to the side. Aroma is slightly earthy with some chocolate notes, a hint of coffee, touch of fresh clay. Flavor is mellow and smooth, chocolate, coffee, a brief hint of fruit reminiscent of cherries. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5088) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body, actually looks pretty similar to a glass of actual coffee, save for the small fizzy light brown head. Lots of very active visible carbonation. The nose is a pretty nice mix of lightly roasted malt and medium-roast coffee. There’s also a weird spice like note in there, almost reminds me of Mexican hot chocolate. The flavor is a bit thin, lightly roasty, with a fairly low amount of coffee flavor. The least attractive part of this I think is the yeast though. The yeast has seemingly fermented it out a bit too thin and left behind an excessive amount of carbonation. It has a bit of a Belgian feel to it. Lighter bodied with lots of carbonation. Interesting, buut not something that I’d seek out again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2012
Almost fizzed out of the bottle when opened. Pours an opaque dark brown with a massive tan head. The pillowy head thins out over the course of the beer, but it remains intact to the end. Aroma is restrained, but coffee and dried fruit (cherry) are most discernible, followed by toasted malts. Taste is best described as sour-sweet, with coffee, dried fruit (cherry again, but also prune) leading the way, with a strong alcohol flavor detectible. Malts are there, and they lend a slightly burnt flavor to the taste, but this one is just on the edge of what I’d consider a stout--more Irish dry stout than anything. Mouthfeel may be one of the more interesting aspects of this beer. There is a fizziness in the head, with a sharp, yet light carbonation. Beer is more watery than one would expect for a stout. In sum: I’m a huge coffee drinker, and I am more than familiar with Guatemala Huehuetenango. This coffee tends to have a very fruity flavor, particularly when lightly roasted. I have no idea how roasted the beans were for this beer, but I’d say the brewer was able to adequately convey this particular coffee. The real problem comes down to the beer style, which lacks some of the defining characteristics of a stout. Give it a try, but I’m not sure this one ranks among the best coffee stouts. Nevertheless, it’s refreshing to see attention paid to the actual type of coffee used for once.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - MAR 24, 2012
Woow! On bottle, 75cl. Light, drinkable and absolutely not nasty as you drink. Fabulous, because it’s a great blend of cocoa and coffee. Very noticeable each one of those two tastes, but it’s not nasty at the same time. Lack of froth with a medium low carbonation. Great job! By the way, on the bottle it’s indicated as Alc. 4.5% Vol, not 7.5% as reported in the beer description here reported.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 26, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy rusty brown. frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, caramel sweetness, touch of roasted coffee
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of chocolate and coffee for a mocha latte character, light earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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