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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 35
Gots: 47 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

yammy, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of mancallede
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

mancallede, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Wattie
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Wattie, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of JohnnyMc
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

JohnnyMc, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of rudzud
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received this in a trade, poured into a tulip.

A - Poured a nude dark black with a good mocha head that fades to leave light lacing and a nice blanket.

S - Aromas of super super light base beer. Disappointing how muted the coffee is here. The bourbon is light too.

T - Taste is light bourbon, the coffee and chocolate are super muted which is a huge let down. Rather sweet malts, the bourbon actually takes away from this beer.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, creamy.

O - Overall this beer was actually hurt by the bourbon barrel. It really muted the beer which was unfortunate. Ahhh, oh well.

rudzud, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Cody101
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Cody101, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

lots of oak on this one, more oak then bourbon really in the flavor, a bit sweet, and massive in both body and alcohol. its a strong beer that definitely has the capacity to put you over the edge, so be sure to share it and sip it. the coffee accentuates an already huge dark body of roasted barley and bakers chocolate, while its bitterness doesnt do much to slow down the intensely sweet complexion here. tons of viscosity, this is a thick, syrupy brew that lacks any real carbonation, but it doesnt need it. the coffee is pretty pungent, and works well with all the oak. my second beer from hardywood i liked a little better than my first, but its still a bit of a booze bomb. it smells and tastes hot, and may did i feel this one. to be fair, it wasnt my first beer of the night, not even close, but it just seemed a little less well refined than some of the others out there in the huge barrel stout world. palate coating and a bit sludgy, but well made. this has spent some serious time in the barrel and its a great expression of oak and dark malt, but a little tough to get through.

StonedTrippin, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of bluewolf17
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This might be the first time I've ever written a review...

A- Wasn't as viscous as I thought it would be. Very little head.

S- First smell I got was dark fruit - fig maybe? Bourbon and coffee are both in the background of the nose. All in all, there isn't much of a nose to this beer.

T- I don't get much coffee at all here. I'm still stuck on the dark fruit thing. I taste raisins, figs, etc. There's some coffee on the finish but it doesn't linger. Bourbon is there the whole time but acts more as a compliment to the dark fruit. Being a person that isn't a fan of anything overwhelmingly bourbony, I'm okay with this. Coffee becomes slightly more prominent as it warms. It's still not the dominant flavor but it's presence is known.

M- Way thinner than I would expect from a 10% beer. Not saying this is a bad thing, just unexpected.

O- I'd call this good for its category. Not great, but good. I wouldn't complain if someone pulled it out at a tasting but would I go out of way to pick it up again? Probably not.

bluewolf17, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Drknight
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Drknight, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

2dogbrew, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of jackmax
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

jackmax, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of jaymo18
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev +1.5%

DavidHume, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of mkirkland80
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mkirkland80, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Chaney
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.

Chaney, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of KVNBGRY
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

KVNBGRY, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of dar482
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.

dar482, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Dave_Treat, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

billab914, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of pmarlowe
4/5  rDev +1.5%

pmarlowe, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Aprice34
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Aprice34, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Beejay
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.

Beejay, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

drewone, Jan 24, 2014
Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.