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Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Sidamo Coffee StoutSidamo Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 26
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: YumYumGumGum on 01-05-2013)
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.29/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle poured into a mini pint glass.

Appearance - Dark brown, almost black. Nice lacing. Thick collar and some wisps.

Smell - Ouch. Grassy raw coffee. Sweet malts. Harsh coffee.

Taste - Worse. Like watered down coffee. Very raw and green coffee flavor with a characteristic acidity. Just a bit of chocolate malt to back it up.

Mouthfeel - A little acidic. Even some booze. Bitterness.

Overall - Had this twice and neither time has it been good. Just a crappy coffee flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 01:56:48 | More by Alieniloquium
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flagmantho

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into my Selkirk Abbey tulip.

Appearance: almost totally black with just hints of brown around the edges when held up to the light. Head is two fingers of frothy tan foam which dissipate slowly leaving a nice lace on the glass. Quite attractive.

Smell: very bready malt aroma with hints of rye, plus a pretty strong caramel and toffee character. Not a lot of coffee here, so it's not what I was expecting, but it's not bad nonetheless.

Taste: lightly sweet malt with more of that caramel-and-rye character. Coffee is present here, but it is quite subdued -- though it seems to pop up a bit in the aftertaste I would call this an American imperial stout long before I'd call this a RIS, but -- a tasty beer it is anyway.

Mouthfeel: big body with an OK carbonation. Texture is smooth but creaminess is kind of rocky. Not bad.

Overall: this beer is far from perfect, but it is quite tasty and the brewer has used a subtle hand when it comes to the coffee addition -- in a good way. This beer's definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 16:35:38 | More by flagmantho
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Links41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-23-2014 19:46:42 | More by Links41
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AndrewKerscher


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-22-2014 20:47:28 | More by AndrewKerscher
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-21-2014 19:25:43 | More by TheSamKuehn
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bellbw

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-20-2014 22:08:45 | More by bellbw
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -74.1%

07-20-2014 02:59:30 | More by Howlader
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-17-2014 13:10:54 | More by thufflife
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Beershack

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-13-2014 08:34:47 | More by Beershack
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-12-2014 05:55:01 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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Ilovelampandbeer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-12-2014 05:23:59 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2014 12:35:16 | More by Dicers
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joegard

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 01:03:08 | More by joegard
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CRV334

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-15-2014 20:40:26 | More by CRV334
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DThome


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-13-2014 01:57:46 | More by DThome
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Corked and caged 750mL bottle from ThatCracker (thanks man!). 2014 release. Served in a goblet.

Pours a deep, near-black brown with three fingers of fluffy tan froth. The head recedes slowly to a thin cap and healthy halo that laces nicely.

An almost astringent blueberry aroma leads before opening up to reveal bakers cocoa, faint creamed coffee, a little roasted malt and some cooked sugars.

Hmm. Not quite sure what's going on in the taste. That same strange blueberry note that I detected in the nose is also initially prevalent in the flavor. Ultimately the taste follows the nose to a fault- bittersweet bakers cocoa, thin creamed coffee, roasted dark grains, burnt caramel, dark fruit skins and a little booze. Not outright bad but leaves me craving a coffee stout.

Creamy, medium full body with carbonation that comes accross as a bizarre blend of too sharp on the attack yet too dull as it settles on the tongue. Finshes bitter with burnt coffee and dark chocolate.

I'm guessing that Sidamo coffee just isn't my thing. I know that Hardywood Park can make a killer stout but the aroma and flavors here didn't line up with my preferences. Further inspection of the bottle reveals that Ethiopian Sidamo coffee does have "distinctive blueberry undertones" if they are to be believed so I guess I wasn't crazy to detect it. Interesting but ultimately well under standards for both the brewery and the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 23:12:09 | More by ThickNStout
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-23-2014 12:26:03 | More by atrocity
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jayluf

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-16-2014 23:15:37 | More by jayluf
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-14-2014 01:57:03 | More by CRJMellor
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LoveStout

New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-04-2014 23:11:02 | More by LoveStout
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-04-2014 23:08:17 | More by acurtis
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-20-2014 14:36:15 | More by markgugs
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-19-2014 00:42:22 | More by JCam9981
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-17-2014 15:24:45 | More by tclipse
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque dark mahogany with some tan head.
S: It smelled like roasted coffee and rich milk chocolate, with a little citrus.
T: It tasted like bitter coffee with some citrus zest, and a little dark chocolate. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a decent stout with good coffee character, but not a lot of depth or complexity. The body was decent and the finish was smooth, with well hidden alcohol. So it was fairly easy to drink. Nice to try, but nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 22:46:23 | More by Pencible
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Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.