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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee StoutBourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 34
Gots: 48 | 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 ThisWangsChung:
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

750ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a very dark cola brown color that looks distressingly thin. The head starts off at about one fingers of a light khaki shade, but settles down to a thin collar after a short while. Not much lacing, as expected.

S: No one note jumps out at me - rather, they tend to meld together quite well. I pick up some vanilla, touches of black coffee, chocolate, cream, molasses, and brown sugar. The bourbon presence is very subtle.

T: The first sip seems to reveal the bourbon tones, only for the second sip to wash over that with mild coffee notes. After vanilla initially opens the palate, it develops strong nutty flavors in the middle before it finishes with some bitter coffee and maybe a speck of roasted barley. I think the coffee is stale here - though to be fair, it's not the freshest bottle so I'll let it slide. It doesn't have an annoying vegetal component, at least. Well balanced and enjoyable.

M: It's texture is rather thin and even fragile, without much softness to make up for it. The finish is rather sweet and sticky; in spite of that, the drinkability is actually quite dangerous partly thanks to strong carbonation. The underwhelming body still kind of irks me, though.

O: I have two quibbles here: it's not very 'stout-y', and it's way too thin. Otherwise, this is a decent BA coffee stout that focuses more on balance than big, bold flavor. At its price, though, I probably won't buy another bottle, except for usage as trade bait.

06-16-2013 21:37:55 | More by ThisWangsChung
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JoeD15

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-28-2013 02:15:46 | More by JoeD15
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-15-2014 12:35:20 | More by Mantooth
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-28-2013 00:59:16 | More by jtladner
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-09-2013 01:22:06 | More by stereosforgeeks
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jeonseh

Indiana

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
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-04-2014 14:21:37 | More by dcbeers
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-18-2013 06:01:56 | More by Beerontwowheels
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ChrisMetcalfe

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-10-2013 18:27:45 | More by ChrisMetcalfe
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-04-2013 02:28:21 | More by imbuckeye
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VCUgrad

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-08-2014 18:10:08 | More by VCUgrad
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-19-2014 23:32:12 | More by Sammy
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-17-2014 15:23:23 | More by tclipse
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yammy

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-04-2014 00:17:09 | More by yammy
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

09-14-2013 18:48:12 | More by Gonzoillini
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-18-2014 00:55:43 | More by DCgolfpro
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Lesotho

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
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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-21-2013 16:13:05 | More by blindpiggie
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-20-2014 17:25:43 | More by GRG1313
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cyrushire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-20-2014 04:05:35 | More by cyrushire
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Links41

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-23-2014 19:47:40 | More by Links41
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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.