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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 35
Gots: 47 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThatCracker on 03-02-2013)
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Reviews by Jeffo:
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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this one from cpferris. Cheers for the trade man!

From a 750 into a snifter
2013 Barrel Series release
IBU: 55
Imperial sidamo coffee stout aged 12 weeks in bourbon barrels

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, light tan head with good retention. Clear bistre brown body with higher levels of carbonation for the style. Lots of bubbles. Head slowly fades to a full foam cap and coats the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp and ring remain but leave no real lacing down the glass. Very clear and thin body with too much carbonation for the style.

SMELL: Roasted coffee beans initially, then some bourbon, oak and sweet cream and vanilla on the nose. Light roasted notes and caramel as well. Medium strength but well balanced.

TASTE: Bourbon and alcohol up front with a boozy, sharp alcohol finish. Too boozy and harsh. Big and lingering finish is very boozy with some bitter, roasted coffee beans, bourbon, and some roasted grain. A touch of bitter chocolate too, but the piercing alcohol is pretty unpleasant, overpowering the coffee and roasted flavors. Rough, rough going really.

PALATE: Medium-thinner body with higher levels of carbonation. Lighter on the palate, goes down okay with a bit of a scratch and finishes mouth-coating. Lots of heat and booze lingers.

OVERALL: I really wanted to like this one, but it just wasn't meant to be. It began promising, but it was simply too boozy and harsh in the flavor, and too thin, light and hot in the feel. There is some potential here, but they'd have to take care of the overly harsh alcohol and the unpleasantly thin and abrasive feel before I'd bother with this one again. Not my thing. Thanks again for the trade cpferris.

Jeffo, Oct 16, 2013
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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

jeonseh, Jun 02, 2013
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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.

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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.

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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.