Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by portia99:
4.01/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle (2013 release) poured into a Brooklyn snifter.
A - Pours opaque and pitch black in color. A tall finger of frothy, mocha milk shake like in color and texture head persists for several minutes and leaves some webs of lacing on the glass.
S - Sweet bourbon up front, lightly boozy, berries, notes of anise, loads of roasty coffee, traces of molasses.
T - Coffee takes the lead with big roasty flavors up front, a touch acrid and burnt, molasses, fruity berry-like flavors, mild bourbon that comes on towards the finish and lingers far past the swallow and leaving a warm, mildly boozy impression.
M - Fairly full bodied beer with a firm mid-level carbonation with a tingly feel on the tongue. Roasty, overall with a bit of a burnt and acrid character overall. Bourbon is mild in feel giving just a faint warmth especially after the swallow. Lingering berry components far outlast even the bourbon and can be "tasted" on every breath.
O - Really subtle barrel aging on this one. Bourbon is only barely perceptible on the nose and just slightly more prominent in the flavor and feel of this beer. Berry flavors are plentiful and lingering, perhaps from the particular blend of Sidamo coffee used here. Nice coffee imperial stout - I'm not blown away but it is not at all unenjoyable on this rainy Sunday afternoon.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2013 19:18:26 | More by portia99
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4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle shared by Umberto at Curran's tasting.
Pours a very dark brown, basically black, with a one inch mocha head, and a medium amount of lacing.
Smells like chocolate liqueur, bourbon, roasted malt, and a bit of coffee.
Thankfully, the coffee is stronger in the taste. There is some smooth, well integrated bourbon, rich chocolate, along with some mildly bitter, slightly nutty coffee taste. There is the smallest tart-ish twang at the end of each sip from the bourbon and coffee.
Medium bodied, could be slightly thicker. Fairly drinkable. Low carbonation. Very creamy mouthfeel.
Yet another awesome BA stout consumed this past weekend, I think this one's a little better than the ratings suggest.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2014 14:12:14 | More by GreesyFizeek
Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.