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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

200 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 33
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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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.84/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just to start, this is my first review because I am not good at them and I pretty much have a wrecked palate.

A - Pours dark with a nice bit of tan head, about a thumbs worth.

S - Coffee and bourbon where both about equal - no alcohol smell at all.

T - Goodness. The first thing that surprised was the overall smoothness on the palate. A great balance of fresh coffee and bourbon taste. A slight bit of vanilla is in the background with the malt as well. There is very little hint of alcohol and no bitterness at all.

M - Smooth. This feels like a high class bourbon.

O - Overall they nailed this one. I did enjoy the regular Sidamo but would not go out of my way for it. This knocks it out the park. At 10.3% it is extremely dangerous and should be enjoyed sitting down at home or with a taxi ride planned.

My new favorite Hardywood brew....as good as the christmas in a bottle!

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2013 23:35:43 | More by ThatCracker
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

04-21-2013 00:04:07 | More by KevinGordon
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

03-11-2013 01:25:13 | More by Mattyb79
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

05-27-2013 21:56:34 | More by KohlbeckM
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bellbw

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-20-2014 22:09:04 | More by bellbw
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joefuzz

New York

4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very deep brown with a decent size head. Smells of milk chocolate and French vanilla coffee. Taste opens up with a berry and dry coffee flavors and fades to a nice warming bourbon aftertaste with a slight hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly on the thin side but it doesn't take away from beer at all and the carbonation is on the softer side. Overall this is an amazing beer and I am very glad to have had the chance to try this. Thanks for the trade Joe.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:21:11 | More by joefuzz
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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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GBallHead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-04-2013 00:28:47 | More by BeastLU
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mancallede

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-28-2014 13:44:33 | More by mancallede
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-15-2013 03:01:27 | More by outoffocus
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thereal_adam

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-31-2014 18:21:51 | More by thereal_adam
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damngoode

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-01-2013 16:27:49 | More by damngoode
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Tacoboomerang

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-03-2013 02:19:44 | More by Tacoboomerang
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-10-2013 16:38:29 | More by Jspriest
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-05-2013 09:43:28 | More by beernads
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-07-2013 12:35:28 | More by GehenHerzog
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joegard

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-04-2014 01:01:32 | More by joegard
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JK4Stout

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Maybe I just poured really well, but this thing looks fantastic. Got a great muddy foam head, and has this exquisit thick chocolaty look about it. Glad I chose to use a Tulip rather that the Sam Adams Pint.

S: A lot of Bourban Barrell stuff tends to smell either way too much like bourban or not enough. This hits it near perfect for a blend. I can honestly get a hint of the same aroma my Maker's Mark wafts to me too.

T: Gotta admit this is one of my all time favorite breweries. This visit was fun (had this one on tap as well...excellent) Love the quality of ingredients here, it shows in the brew

M: A little heavy on the tongue which is to be expected, and carbonation taste pretty spot on.

O: Buy it! They are a little pricy but the quality shows why.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 18:54:55 | More by JK4Stout
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Single finger head with excellent lacing on a near jet black/dark brown body. Aroma is a little light with lots of caramel and brown sugar with additional notes true bourbon, a little coffee and milk chocolate. Flavor follows with bourbon, light coffee, roasted malt, and a little chocolate. This one has a great caramel aroma. The coffee is well applied although I want more from the coffee, definitely not over done or too bitter. This is an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 02:31:23 | More by kylehay2004
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VAis804Lovers

Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best recent releases for Hardywood. Strongly recommend this Imperial Coffee Stout BB. The Bourbon Sidamo's character is bold and mellow. This robust stout displays a midnight hue with a caramel head and offers a dark choclate character laced with hints of blueberry from this unique coffee bean, rounded out by charred White Oak. OVER ALL ITS GREAT!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:19:10 | More by VAis804Lovers
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Release and vintage 2014.

Very much like it's non barrel aged brother regular Sidamo only better appearance mostly from head retention. Thick creamy tan brown head, two fingers tall with a creamy collar to match, probably a little darker. Dark walnut brown body, and quite opaque to match. Good scattered leopard and striped lacing on the glass too.

Bouquet is nice. Sense of a thicker body possibly coming, a nice soft mix of fruit juice and soft acid. Hints of sour cherry, mellow oak and hints of buttery caramel. Still doesn't remind me of coffee but comes out like a solid barrel aged imperial stout.

Palate is bringing the goods. Great thick and supper creamy mouthfeel, bringing nice soft vanilla sweetness. Mellow charring and coating hints of soft acid and fruit qualities. Dark chocolate ganache is everywhere, and rinses on my palate going down. A real wonderful mix of sundae mellow sweet toppings, butterscotch, dark fudge, caramel, vanilla, and creamy flavors. Not very coffee present.

Overall it still doesn't remind me of coffee, but has this great fruity and mellow softness and great chocolate dark and sundae flavor that it just improved ten fold in the glass from the barrel. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 23:30:17 | More by smakawhat
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GreesyFizeek

New York

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
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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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