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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 portia99:
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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

portia99, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

JoeD15, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Mantooth, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jtladner, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 09, 2013
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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.

jeonseh, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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tclipse, Apr 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

tabascosigned, Jan 10, 2014
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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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

DCgolfpro, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

GBallHead, May 14, 2013
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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.

bum732, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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