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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

204 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 204
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 davey101:
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davey101

Connecticut

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:
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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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imbuckeye

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%

01-10-2014 20:32:40 | More by tabascosigned
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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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GBallHead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-14-2013 15:29:50 | More by GBallHead
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bum732

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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AirborneBeer

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-10-2014 04:45:35 | More by AirborneBeer
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blindpiggie

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 204 ratings.