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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 39
Gots: 46 | 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%

Rau71, Jun 04, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

jeonseh, Jun 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

KohlbeckM, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

WallingBrew, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Coldsnack, May 25, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

stephenjmoore, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

UNCCTDawg, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
Photo of robwestcott
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

robwestcott, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

rodkin, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

chippo33, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

GBallHead, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

BMart, May 13, 2013
Photo of davey101
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage, 750 ml C+C bottle into a teku glass. Huge thanks to Douglasjamjak for the bottle.

A - Pours a dark brown black body that shows a bit of light brown around the edges. Three fingers of light mocha foam, moderate lacing with minimal retention.

S - A bit of faded coffee and chocolate and then a huge wave of very noticeable and pronounced bourbon. It doesn't smell like "vanilla tannins" or "oak barrels" or any other cliche barrel aged beer descriptor, it just smells like a god damn glass of bourbon. If that makes sense. Smooth vanilla, oak and butterscotch into some warming yet pleasant booze.

T - Malts play a role here with some roast and char. Middle of the palate has some faded coffee beans and a sweet milk chocolate. The finish is of that genuine bourbon element in the nose; butterscotch, vanilla, and charred wood with some alcohol heat. Mouth feel is medium and creamy.

O - A bit of an interesting beer. The coffee seems to be on the way out already and that makes for a rather boring coffee stout. Granted its not super fresh (early March release?) but at two months old it should have some bean flavors left. The huge redeeming quality for this beer though is the bourbon presence. Its not over the top or harsh, in fact its actually rather tame and mellow. Its just the first time I have had a bourbon barrel aged beer and felt like I was tasting and smelling a glass of bourbon rather than a bourbon barrel.

davey101, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Tacoboomerang, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

shagens, May 01, 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  rDev +1.5%

adam_e, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

czillmer, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of yamar68
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to scalzo for this one!

Pours like a frothy cold press - a bit of brown clarity and a creamy, thin pale khaki head which produces some healthy lace.

Chocolatey coffee is blended with root beer/cola aromas and brown sugar. Any evidence of alcohol is masked in the rest of the mix. There's a lingering sense of winter warmer spice.

The barrel surfaces a bit on the palate. Vanilla oak flavors compliment a rather tame coffee profile. Hints of ginger and nutmeg ride on a lively mouthfeel.

Glad I decided to enjoy this one fresh. I can't imagine the coffee contribution would last more than a few months before bittering up or fading entirely. That said, it's a nice brew. Thanks scalzo!

yamar68, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

oline73, Apr 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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

KevinGordon, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

GregSVT, Apr 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

outoffocus, Apr 15, 2013
Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.