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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

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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Photo of ThatCracker
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!

ThatCracker, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

KevinGordon, Apr 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Mattyb79, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

KohlbeckM, May 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

bellbw, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of joefuzz
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.

joefuzz, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

ChrisMetcalfe, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

imbuckeye, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

GBallHead, May 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Links41, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

BeastLU, Mar 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

mancallede, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

outoffocus, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

thereal_adam, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

damngoode, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Tacoboomerang, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Jspriest, Apr 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

beernads, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

GehenHerzog, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

joegard, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of JK4Stout
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.

JK4Stout, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
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.

kylehay2004, Sep 02, 2013
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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!

VAis804Lovers, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
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!

smakawhat, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 02, 2014
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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.