Terrapin Single Origin Coffee Stout – Guatemala Huehuetenango
Once again Terrapin has teamed up with Jittery Joe’s coffee, but this time it is a brilliant and ambitious endeavor. The Single Origin Series gives you the chance to experience distinct single origin coffees from around the world each brewed with the same base stout. These stouts were sold in a mixed 4 pack with one of each stout included. Although I certainly need a cup in the morning, I am not what you might call a coffee nerd and know next to nothing about these coffee varieties. So I am taking this on in totally random fashion. Up next is Terrapin Single Origin Coffee Stout – Guatemala Huehuetenango.
Much like Sumatra Wahana Natural this pours with a extremely dark color with a decent dark tan head that fades quickly to a ring around the glass. The aroma on this coffee stout has a ton of chocolate, some char, molasses and a hint of peppery spice as well. That hint of pepper is coming out in a big way in the taste. In addition is some strongly roasted malts, acidic coffee and a little bit of sweet cocoa powder. Even though this is a flavorful stout, this seems to have more coffee in the aroma than in the taste.
So far the two beers I’ve had in this series have been distinctly different, just goes to show how important the coffee in your coffee stout really is!