Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by davey101:
4.16/5 rDev +5.6%
2013 vintage, 750 ml C+C bottle into a teku glass. Huge thanks to Douglasjamjak for the bottle.
A - Pours a dark brown black body that shows a bit of light brown around the edges. Three fingers of light mocha foam, moderate lacing with minimal retention.
S - A bit of faded coffee and chocolate and then a huge wave of very noticeable and pronounced bourbon. It doesn't smell like "vanilla tannins" or "oak barrels" or any other cliche barrel aged beer descriptor, it just smells like a god damn glass of bourbon. If that makes sense. Smooth vanilla, oak and butterscotch into some warming yet pleasant booze.
T - Malts play a role here with some roast and char. Middle of the palate has some faded coffee beans and a sweet milk chocolate. The finish is of that genuine bourbon element in the nose; butterscotch, vanilla, and charred wood with some alcohol heat. Mouth feel is medium and creamy.
O - A bit of an interesting beer. The coffee seems to be on the way out already and that makes for a rather boring coffee stout. Granted its not super fresh (early March release?) but at two months old it should have some bean flavors left. The huge redeeming quality for this beer though is the bourbon presence. Its not over the top or harsh, in fact its actually rather tame and mellow. Its just the first time I have had a bourbon barrel aged beer and felt like I was tasting and smelling a glass of bourbon rather than a bourbon barrel.
05-07-2013 05:07:59 | More by davey101
More User Reviews:
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 204 ratings.