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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 33
Gots: 48 | FT: 4
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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Drknight

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-25-2014 20:00:39 | More by Drknight
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-23-2014 01:23:36 | More by 2dogbrew
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jackmax

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

02-19-2014 04:37:37 | More by jackmax
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-17-2014 19:49:42 | More by jaymo18
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DavidHume

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-17-2014 18:31:38 | More by DavidHume
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-15-2014 23:37:13 | More by mkirkland80
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split this with my wife on a snow day/Valentines Day. Served in 2 snifters.

A: Black as night, with more mocha head than I was expecting, especially considering the barrel-aged status.

S: I got a shit ton more blueberry smell on this version of the Sidamo….. almost crossing into Aud Bruin territory. Not much coffee and maybe a hint of coconut.

T: Silky, lots of vanilla, and still a hint of those blueberries. If you're looking for coffee, look elsewhere. The barrels turned the Sidamo into an Almond Joy bar.

M: A few bitter notes started to slap my palate after about the 4th sip or so, but nothing to write home about in that regard. Silky, smooth, and foamy, like a Frappuccino.

O: My wife liked the regular Sidamo better, but I prefer this one. To each their own, I guess. Excellent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 18:04:01 | More by Chaney
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-14-2014 14:48:22 | More by KVNBGRY
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dar482

New York

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a black color with a mocha brown head.

The aroma has a bourbon, vanilla, and an espresso coffee.

The flavor follows of a woody, almost chalky espresso coffee. Not very fresh and roasted like other coffee beers. Bourbon and vanilla follow along with roasted malt. The body is a bit light.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 03:48:46 | More by dar482
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

02-11-2014 02:32:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-09-2014 15:42:36 | More by Dave_Treat
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-08-2014 23:54:22 | More by billab914
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-08-2014 21:29:17 | More by pmarlowe
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Aprice34

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-08-2014 10:55:46 | More by Aprice34
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Beejay

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown to black in the glass, a nice caramel colored head on the top.

S: Bitter chocolate, coffee and oaky bourbon hit right away. Notes of Vanilla, and espresso finish out the smell. Very nice.

T: A little sharpness as the coffee hits your tongue, followed by chocolate and vanilla. The bourbon fades in for a gentle caress of charred oak, spirit, and toasted goodness. A lovely balance of beer and bourbon.

M: Medium to medium thick, carbonation is low but active, slightly drying on the tongue.

O: Overall a very good beer. Wonderful balance with a tendency for sweetness. The bourbon is certainly there, although it is far less present than previous releases by this brewery. And while I appreciate a good bourbon bomb, this kiss of spirit is certainly a welcome experience.

Serving type: growler

02-08-2014 02:27:44 | More by Beejay
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-24-2014 07:01:00 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 23:38:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-20-2014 17:25:43 | More by GRG1313
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-10-2014 20:32:40 | More by tabascosigned
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cosmicevan

New York

3.09/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

many a thanks goes out to Shilt who tossed me this unbelievable extra many moons ago. enjoyed from a gbs chalice

a - brew pours a deep rich brown/black with 2 fingers of frothy tan foamy head that didn't hang out long, but left some streaky lacing on the glass.

s - nose is bitter coffee and anise with a good dosing of soft bourbon peatiness.

t - opens with big coffee nice roast hints of chocolate and then wood with some sort of booziness to it. not very bourbon forward but a tad biting from an seedy anise flavor. moderate bitterness. finish is a bit rough and raw.

m - fairly silky aside from the biting finish.

o - overall, in the world of barrel aged beers with coffee in them, this really tows the line of average at best. drinkable, in the way that a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich will always be edible but some pb&j sandwhiches makes you question what the sandwhich maker was thinking. perhaps this one didn't spend enough time in the barrels? perhaps i held it too long? either way, not a drain pour, but far from something i'd be eager to have again.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 21:35:08 | More by cosmicevan
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-05-2013 18:24:03 | More by Eighty
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle (2013 release) poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Pours opaque and pitch black in color. A tall finger of frothy, mocha milk shake like in color and texture head persists for several minutes and leaves some webs of lacing on the glass.

S - Sweet bourbon up front, lightly boozy, berries, notes of anise, loads of roasty coffee, traces of molasses.

T - Coffee takes the lead with big roasty flavors up front, a touch acrid and burnt, molasses, fruity berry-like flavors, mild bourbon that comes on towards the finish and lingers far past the swallow and leaving a warm, mildly boozy impression.

M - Fairly full bodied beer with a firm mid-level carbonation with a tingly feel on the tongue. Roasty, overall with a bit of a burnt and acrid character overall. Bourbon is mild in feel giving just a faint warmth especially after the swallow. Lingering berry components far outlast even the bourbon and can be "tasted" on every breath.

O - Really subtle barrel aging on this one. Bourbon is only barely perceptible on the nose and just slightly more prominent in the flavor and feel of this beer. Berry flavors are plentiful and lingering, perhaps from the particular blend of Sidamo coffee used here. Nice coffee imperial stout - I'm not blown away but it is not at all unenjoyable on this rainy Sunday afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 19:18:26 | More by portia99
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-22-2013 15:24:27 | More by dwoolley1
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jdet1

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-19-2013 01:58:36 | More by jdet1
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HopVA

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-17-2013 04:35:55 | More by HopVA
Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.