Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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3.68/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
04-16-2014 22:49:28 | More by Pencible
4.4/5 rDev +11.7%
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!
04-07-2014 23:30:17 | More by smakawhat
3.3/5 rDev -16.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black body. Small khaki head. Medium collar.
Smell - Milk chocolate. Coffee. A little bit of bourbon. Vanilla.
Taste - Bourbon up front. A little coffee. Milk chocolate throughout. A little nutty in the back.
Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. A little creamy.
Overall - Strange that it tastes nothing like the base beer. Weird.
03-25-2014 01:50:20 | More by Alieniloquium
Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.