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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 39
Gots: 49 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sammy, May 20, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, coffee, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a slightly better bourbon presence in the flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

zestar, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

nmann08, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Texasfan549, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

GRG1313, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

kjkinsey, Mar 17, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cola brown with a tan head that streaks some lacing

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, molasses and Bourbon

Taste: Surprisingly bitter, up front, which may be the coffee and may be the hop bill; chocolate and molasses tones build but the Bourbon really comes on strong in the middle; the finish was slightly phenolic

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I found the beer rather unbalanced; sometimes beers like this have the flavors blend together - other times they clash; this one was a clasher

brentk56, Sep 07, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Smooth, sultry and quite flirtatious with the tastebuds, the otherwise seducing flavors of wonderfully burnt sugar, creamy espresso and bittersweet chocolate coax out the lush in all of us; but woven into a cocoon of bourbon and the taste is nearly overwhelming.

Its ominously black pour intimidates the eye as a caldering simmer of creme rises from its depths. Quickly favoring brandy-type legging over lace or retention, its swirling ink unleashes sweet roast, smoky chocolate and coconut aromatics. Its seared toffee underlay easily supports the roast, oak and booze while offering the heartiness of black-strap molasses and maple.

Its roasty-sweet middle unfolds layer by layer, starting with the delicacy of brownie batter, over-cooked caramel, bittersweet chocolate and something in the fudge realm. As the sweetness slowly releases its grip, its dark roast coffee, light campfire, bittersweet morsels and grilled walnuts take hold and usher in a semi-sweet second half.

With its decadent sweetness resisting much fade, its booze-laden sweetnesses seep deeply into the tastebuds, delivering bourbon warmth, wood spice and smooth char to the senses. Thin fruit of coconut, cherry and vine are highlighted with the oaken caramel and vanilla taste that accompanies the roast in deep aftertaste and afterthought.

BEERchitect, Nov 10, 2014
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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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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Knapp85, Jul 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SocalKicks, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

largadeer, Oct 24, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

lots of oak on this one, more oak then bourbon really in the flavor, a bit sweet, and massive in both body and alcohol. its a strong beer that definitely has the capacity to put you over the edge, so be sure to share it and sip it. the coffee accentuates an already huge dark body of roasted barley and bakers chocolate, while its bitterness doesnt do much to slow down the intensely sweet complexion here. tons of viscosity, this is a thick, syrupy brew that lacks any real carbonation, but it doesnt need it. the coffee is pretty pungent, and works well with all the oak. my second beer from hardywood i liked a little better than my first, but its still a bit of a booze bomb. it smells and tastes hot, and may did i feel this one. to be fair, it wasnt my first beer of the night, not even close, but it just seemed a little less well refined than some of the others out there in the huge barrel stout world. palate coating and a bit sludgy, but well made. this has spent some serious time in the barrel and its a great expression of oak and dark malt, but a little tough to get through.

StonedTrippin, Mar 07, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours with one finger of off white foam on a black body. The head fades quickly and leaves nice lace. Vanilla, whiskey, and herbal, fruity coffee. Smoky coffee and caramel up front with lots of dark chocolate in the finish. A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish. Nicely done, the barrel character is mostly in the aroma, while the flavors profile is full of dark chocolate and coffee. Subtle and well balanced.

nickfl, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

oline73, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

mendvicdog, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Rifugium, Mar 24, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 04/27/13 notes. Shared by BigSexy410; thanks Ben.

a - Pours a deep dark mahogany brown color with two inches of thick dark tan head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of bourbon, vanilla, light coffee, roasted malts, light bitter chocolates, and some cream. Nose is nice, a tiny bit too sweet I think though.

t - Tastes bourbon, roasted malts, caramel malts, chocolate, toffee, oak, vanilla, cream, and toasted malts. More coffee as it warms up, a step up from the nose.

m - Medium body stout and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink, no real heat for 10.3% ABV. Nice body.

o - Overall a very nice BA American stout. Nice sweet bourbon throughout that works well. Taste is much better than the nose; extra caramel and not as sweet. Worth checking out, would definitely like to have it again.

mdfb79, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

beernads, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

drewone, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

InspectorBob, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

orangesol, Mar 24, 2013
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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.