Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.21/5 rDev +6.9%
Split this with my wife on a snow day/Valentines Day. Served in 2 snifters.
A: Black as night, with more mocha head than I was expecting, especially considering the barrel-aged status.
S: I got a shit ton more blueberry smell on this version of the Sidamo….. almost crossing into Aud Bruin territory. Not much coffee and maybe a hint of coconut.
T: Silky, lots of vanilla, and still a hint of those blueberries. If you're looking for coffee, look elsewhere. The barrels turned the Sidamo into an Almond Joy bar.
M: A few bitter notes started to slap my palate after about the 4th sip or so, but nothing to write home about in that regard. Silky, smooth, and foamy, like a Frappuccino.
O: My wife liked the regular Sidamo better, but I prefer this one. To each their own, I guess. Excellent stuff.
02-14-2014 18:04:01 | More by Chaney
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3.08/5 rDev -21.8%
A - Dark chocolate brown with really thin looking body. Medium, milky head comprised of many small bubbles
S - Smells like coffee bender with light coffee, cream, chocolate and light brown ale malt
T - Light coffee and chocolate. Really bitter near the finish from coffee and light oak
M - Really thin body for the style with a slightly astringent finish from the coffee
O - On the downside of the coffee stouts I've had as it tastes like weak coffee mixed with more of a brown ale than a stout. I'd pass on having this one again.
06-02-2013 03:44:28 | More by jeonseh
3.3/5 rDev -16.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black body. Small khaki head. Medium collar.
Smell - Milk chocolate. Coffee. A little bit of bourbon. Vanilla.
Taste - Bourbon up front. A little coffee. Milk chocolate throughout. A little nutty in the back.
Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. A little creamy.
Overall - Strange that it tastes nothing like the base beer. Weird.
03-25-2014 01:50:20 | More by Alieniloquium
3.99/5 rDev +1.3%
S: Rich breadiness, medium oak, some vanilla. Slight chocolate. More coffee as it warms.
L: Brown-black with a light tan head that dissipates.
T: Medium high bourbon barrel presense right off the bat with medium light coffee-like malt. Low bitterness with a thin bourbon character mixing with a pleasant coffee roastiness in the taste. Finishes semi-sweet with additional coffee roastiness.
M: Medium low bodied, medium low carbonation. Alcohol very well hidden.
I think a lot of people were expecting this to be similar to BCBCS. Its not. The body is definitely on the thin side, but the flavors are pretty solid. Definitely serve this a little warmer to allow the body come up as well as the coffee.
03-12-2013 02:50:56 | More by bum732
Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.