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Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Sidamo Coffee StoutSidamo Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%


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 alysmith4:
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-14-2013 13:45:43 | More by alysmith4
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%
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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass from vintage 2014 release.

Out of the bottle pours a real smooth chestnut brown, hitting the glass and filling a deep dark mahogany brown. Very thin creamy light cocoa brown head is formed, which falls to an even thin puck, and matching soft collar of thin bubbles. Pretty nice looking stout.

Bouquet is kind of ordinary. Some soft roasted grains, a faint hint of acid and sourness. Not really getting any coffee or ripping bean action on this at all. Faint hint of fruit going on which might make sense with the Ethiopian angle.

Palate comes with a light fruit quality. Bit of a wet and tonic water carbonated palate a bit, with not much coating. Roasted quality is taken backseat by a soft acidic fruit character and matching sourness detected on the nose in the finish. A bit wet. Some piping warmth heat from the alcohol which works with the coffee nicely, but not too boozy.

Overall not too bad, I often do like the fruity character of some Ethiopian coffees, but I think in this style it comes off hinting at a bit acrid grain sensing, taking my enjoyment out of it just a little bit. Otherwise it's nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 18:11:07 | More by smakawhat
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-06-2014 03:03:18 | More by creepinjeeper
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-01-2014 12:56:20 | More by garuda
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a DFH snifter. No date but 2014 release. Started about 60F. Thanks surge1311!

A - Black with no light and a big tan head.

S - Dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugar with hints of vanilla. The coffee was milder than I expected.

T - Cocoa, coffee and brown sugar. Slightly sweet with a somewhat dessert feel to it. the coffee again was more subdued than I expected. Very faint and almost absent roasted notes. Good harmony among the flavors. The alcohol is well hidden.

M - Creamy with a low carbonation.

O - An interesting beer and well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 13:28:33 | More by GJ40
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-15-2014 03:10:16 | More by jsnoek
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-14-2014 02:12:55 | More by RichardMNixon
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received in a trade, poured into a tulip.

A - Poured a nice almost black hue with a two finger mocha head that fades to leave light side lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light dark fruits, sweeter malts, nice coffee beans.

T - Taste is on the sweeter side, sweeter dark fruits, very light on the roast, faint chocolate, nice coffee beans. Really wishing there was more roast here.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for the style, smooth though crispy carbonated. Very easy drinking.

O - Overall this beer was interesting. Loads of sweeter dark fruits. Coffee was nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 23:27:40 | More by rudzud
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 release

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a frothy tan cap that does an adequate job in the lacing department

Smell: Blueberry, with a strong coffee undertone or maybe coffee, with a strong blueberry undertone - take your pick

Taste: Coffee, chocolate and blueberry, all wrapped together, with roasty elements building in the middle; after the swallow, some cinnamon emerges, bringing just a touch of heat; chocolate and blueberry linger in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting beer, but I think the blueberry elements of Ethiopian coffee beans are a distraction and, in the end, I wish that aspect of the beer was dialed back (or a different coffee bean without a blueberry character was used); I appreciate the effort but as a coffee stout I prefer others

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 23:07:27 | More by brentk56
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-01-2014 18:44:44 | More by VeganUndead
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GarrettBoots

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-27-2014 00:26:43 | More by GarrettBoots
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-17-2014 19:52:21 | More by jaymo18
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dtivp

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-17-2014 17:10:24 | More by dtivp
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-15-2014 23:38:18 | More by mkirkland80
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-15-2014 00:46:52 | More by billab914
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-10-2014 01:59:56 | More by AndrewMichael
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-09-2014 06:39:26 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-09-2014 06:35:39 | More by Lovely85
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-09-2014 06:23:49 | More by kylehay2004
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-04-2014 04:23:04 | More by Sludgeman
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-01-2014 15:57:32 | More by qcbrewer
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Aprice34

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-01-2014 12:45:44 | More by Aprice34
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Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.