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Old Harbor Kofresi Stout

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Brewed by Old Harbor Brewery
Style: Stout
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our stout is rich and smooth with the flavors of coffee and dark chocolate balanced by malt sweetness. It is brewed with ample dark roasted malts to achieve its black color. Kofresi is a creamy, full-bodied treat that pairs well with red meat, dark fruit, chocolate and dessert.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MWMBeerguy (38) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Roasty aroma. Lighter colored stout, more of a deep brown. Didn't think it would have a stout-like palate but it was wonderfully smooth and roasty. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nalsim (3) - PUERTO RICO - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
Aroma – Roasty with just the right amount of burnt. I usually notice the burnt with coffee stouts, so it’s strange why I would notice that in this simple and plain stout. Appearance – Black, if served in glass you might see very dark amber to brown light filtering though the sides. It falls right in to style for a 6% abv standard stout. Taste – What I enjoy most about this stout is the nice darkly toasted malt flavor which just barley makes it through the roasted malts. I come to learn that this taste is usually attributed to Munich Malt. Since I live in Puerto Rico, almost every stout and porter I’ve tasted comes from US and the UK. I do not know how travel and transportation to our island affects dark beers in any way but I seem to enjoy Kofresi over other simple stouts imported from the US. Perhaps it is due to the oxidation, but I find that on most imported stouts and porters the malty flavors die off and all you get is a blast of oxidized roast. Kofresi and other local stouts and porters (both on the commercial and homebrew level) seem to keep intact that Munich-like malt flavor. This is not the case however with Imperial Stouts (probably due to the high alcohol level). Mouthfeel – Medium, this is not a big bold stout therefore the medium mouthfeel is appropriate. I would like to see more head upon pouring it to a glass. Overall Impression – No off flavors, it’s pretty much nice light stout. Not big, bold or offensive. A nice introduction to the world of dark roasty beers. As with most beers from Old Harbor, these are not the best craft beers you will ever have but it is good starting point for non-craft beer drinkers. They are not over the top but they are also not lacking in malt and hop flavor. It’s pretty much balanced beer but on the lighter side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Black in the glass. High carbonation. Hint of cocoa and coffee in the flavor and aroma. A bit thin feel in the mouth but smooth and drinkable. Overall, good for dinking in the hot weather. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, cocoa, earthiness and a hint of yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bakers cocoa, earthiness and coffee with a smooth dry lingering roasty earthy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
22 oz bottle thanks to my wife for bringing this back in her luggage. Black with a small cream colored head. Aroma is of roasted malts, light coffee. Taste is of biscuit, roasted malt and cocoa.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (3693) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, brown in color, and has a thin beige colored head. The smell is malt, dry, dust, nuts, roast, and ok. The taste is fruit, cocoa, real dry, and eh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2013
750 bottle @jts 5/10/4-lt tan bubbles-brown. A-roasty med/dk malt. T-roasty/coffee-med/dk malt, earthy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Fairly decent stout. Roasty and semi sweet with a dry nuttiness. A little astringent. Not amazing, but the best offering they had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a clear dark brown with a minimal light brown head that quickly fades to nothing. Aroma is mostly chocolate with a small hint of roastedness. The front of the taste is dark chocolate that lingers on the tongue. Very dry not sweetness. Roasted finish Mouthfeel is a little sharp on the front. Being the only microbrewery in Puerto Rico, they have done a pretty good job on this dry stout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
In short: A slim roasted coffee stout. Below average example of the style.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Very near black body topped by a persistent small tan head.
In long: Nose is medium roasted (burnt wood) and good amount of coffee. Taste is burnt corn (the blackened part of burnt pop-corn), a sip of black coffee, some caramel, nothing else. Body is rather slender even for a low abv stout. The soda-pop carbonation is a bit too much for the frail body. Very simple beer, at least it is not offensive, this is about as much as one can expect from this shitty brewpub. If I was told I only have one year to live, I’d immediately move to San Juan and go drinking at Old Harbor all the time, every day, my last year seem like an eternity.


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