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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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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 41
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: ThatCracker on 03-02-2013

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Photo of MacQ32
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bours a super dark deep brown with a decent finger of caramel head, lacing is kind of weak

S - Woody bourbon dark fruits and sweet chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar.

T - dark fruits, sweet chocolate, brown sugars, and dry barley wine-like hops

M - mediumish bodied thickish on the tongue - well carbonated.

O - tasty sweet kick of bourbon after the dark fruit takeover make it. otherwise pretty run of the mill - although tasty

Photo of Jasonrm72
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of e30todamax
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of fehrminator
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of heavenlyStash
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dtivp
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with a one finger light frothy tan head that fades into a thin collar with light lacing.

Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, hints of vanilla and caramel.

Taste of char and roasted malt followed by dark black coffee with a slight sweet vanilla balancing some of the bitterness. The bourbon comes through very nice and the booziness increases as the beer comes to room temperature.

Mouth Feel is medium body with moderate carbonation, a little syrupy, a slight tingly feel with a slight warming from the bourbon.

Overall a nice barrel aged imperial coffee stout to enjoy while relaxing.

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of krl2112
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a very dark cola brown color that looks distressingly thin. The head starts off at about one fingers of a light khaki shade, but settles down to a thin collar after a short while. Not much lacing, as expected.

S: No one note jumps out at me - rather, they tend to meld together quite well. I pick up some vanilla, touches of black coffee, chocolate, cream, molasses, and brown sugar. The bourbon presence is very subtle.

T: The first sip seems to reveal the bourbon tones, only for the second sip to wash over that with mild coffee notes. After vanilla initially opens the palate, it develops strong nutty flavors in the middle before it finishes with some bitter coffee and maybe a speck of roasted barley. I think the coffee is stale here - though to be fair, it's not the freshest bottle so I'll let it slide. It doesn't have an annoying vegetal component, at least. Well balanced and enjoyable.

M: It's texture is rather thin and even fragile, without much softness to make up for it. The finish is rather sweet and sticky; in spite of that, the drinkability is actually quite dangerous partly thanks to strong carbonation. The underwhelming body still kind of irks me, though.

O: I have two quibbles here: it's not very 'stout-y', and it's way too thin. Otherwise, this is a decent BA coffee stout that focuses more on balance than big, bold flavor. At its price, though, I probably won't buy another bottle, except for usage as trade bait.

Photo of drgonzo2k2
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of djre4orm
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TheRuss9585
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of beernads
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Rau71
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jeonseh
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of KohlbeckM
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of WallingBrew
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Coldsnack
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Very dark brown pour, looks black in the glass with just a hint of amber towards the top. Frothy tan head the lingers as a thin layer of bubbles scattered on top.

S- Coffee, vanilla, blueberry, caramel, hint of cocoa powder as well with some roasty malts.

T- Lots of malt and coffee flavors up front, sweet bourbon, caramel and vanilla flavors come in later, roasty finish.

M- Sting on the tongue, somewhat boozy, medium carbonation, full bodied, but syrupy.

O- The feel of the regular sidamo is much better. The aroma on this one is better, but I think I prefer the regular.

Photo of UNCCTDawg
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of robwestcott
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to SToneyBrew for this one. poured cold and black to an upland snifter with a short lasting foamy tan head with nice retention, leaving a sheet of lace after each sip.

big roasty aroma, espresso, baker's chocolate.

roasty espresso up front, bitter chocolate, no sweetness present, and big bitter after. its all about bitter coffee with this one. maybe a wee bit of vanilla. if there's bourbon, it's super sneaky and in the wayback til it warms a bit and even then, while not as sneaky, the bourbon is still a bit of a wallflower. [ taking a look at a couple of earlier reviews, i see others are noting a big bourbon presence (davey101), but i just don't see it (?) ]

big bodied, big carbonation.

a good brew, although not what i was expecting. a big fan of hardywood, and a big fan of bourbon barrel beer, but this one didn't quite hit the mark.

edit: hmmm... and on the second, even warmer glass, the bourbon is indeed more present.

Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.