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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 35
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: This poured a nearly opaque black mahogany with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like sour oak and bourbon and some mocha.
T: It tasted like lots of oak and bourbon, with some sour yeast and dark chocolate and coffee grounds. It had a sweet and sour aftertaste with alcohol warming.
M: It was thick with some carbonation. Nice heavy body.
D: This was interesting, not sure if it was supposed to have the sour character or maybe the bottle was infected. Was reminiscent of Le Coq. Not bad, but not my favorite. Pretty hot finish too, so it must be sipped. Ok to try once, but not what I was hoping it would be.

Pencible, Apr 16, 2014
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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
Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.