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Destihl Jivaro Oatmeal Expresso Stout
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Named after the headhunting, beer brewing people of the ‘sacred waterfall’ in South America, this oatmeal stout includes oatmeal in its grist, resulting in a pleasant, full flavor and a smooth profile that is rich without being grainy. A roasted malt character which is caramel/chocolate-like is evident but is smooth and not bitter. Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas (chocolate and nut-like) are prominent and only intensified with the use of several pounds of DESTIHL’s own blend of South American coffee in this beer. Underhopping allows the coffee to contribute to the flavor profile while not becoming excessively bitter. Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 4.5% (5.7%) Bitterness (IBU): 26 Color SRM (EBC): 57 (114)


boydmarq's rating

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boydmarq (48) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours black with thin, almost non existent head. Aroma is wonderfully chocolate and coffee. Taste doesn’t live up to the aroma. Very drinkable, but won’t order again


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5657) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2013
Sampled in Champaign 11.2012. Nice coffee aroma. Black, lowish head. Good coffee roast and bitter chocolate notes, well balanced. Fairly light body, a bit more restsweetness and chewyness would have been nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Narnad (1463) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Comes to the table a pitch black color with a very dense, creamy, dark tan head sitting atop the brew. Aroma is a punch in the face of black coffee with mild chocolate notes coming in behind and finishing with a burnt malt. Flavor begins with a very strong burnt malt presence, moves into a slightly watery dark chocolate flavor and finishes with a pretty strong coffee note that really sticks around for quite some time. Body is very light with mild carbonation and has a watery feeling to it. The body is a bit weak which really makes these flavors stand out a bit strong.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
burica2020 (22) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Smells like a cup of coffee, and tastes like a cup of coffee. Coffee flavor way to dominant, no real flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6066) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Big coffee smell like a caramel cappuccino. Flavor is mostly straight black coffee that lingers in the back of the throat with hints of smoked tobacco. Pretty good and drinkable, but the coffee covers other flavors that could round it out. Smooth and creamy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1205) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Draught. Pours an opaque dark brown with a very thin tan head, little lasting lacing. Strong roast coffee aroma with sweet chocolate notes. Coffee roast flavor is nice upfront, but lacks body or a real full flavor. Creamy and not thin in the mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
nicely balanced coffee beer.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2008
A little thin, but does have a nice coffee flavor, unfortunately, the coffee is better than the beer here.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2008
i really enjoy coffee/ oatmeal stouts. this one kinda sucked. the espresso charactr completely overwhelmed. and tasted liked they used really crummy espresso. basically tasted like dirt. big disappointment

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Major disappointment at the brewpub. Nose is strongly coffee, color is deep blackish brown. Taste is a bit sour, missing the body and graininess I would expect from an Oatmeal stout. With a little tweaking, this could be pretty decent.


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