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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 39
Gots: 49 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

tclipse, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Pencible
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Mantooth, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Bolivian22
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Bolivian22, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of cfaulman
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

cfaulman, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of vinny21bal
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

vinny21bal, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Dactrius
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Dactrius, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of lunarbrew
3/5  rDev -23.9%

lunarbrew, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of VCUgrad
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

VCUgrad, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
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
Photo of yammy
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
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Drknight, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

jackmax, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

mkirkland80, Feb 15, 2014
Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.