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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
hardywood.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Coffee Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels

Added by ThatCracker on 03-02-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
417
Avg:
4
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
124
For Trade:
15
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Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 417
Reviews by stephenjmoore:
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4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Very dark brown pour, looks black in the glass with just a hint of amber towards the top. Frothy tan head the lingers as a thin layer of bubbles scattered on top.

S- Coffee, vanilla, blueberry, caramel, hint of cocoa powder as well with some roasty malts.

T- Lots of malt and coffee flavors up front, sweet bourbon, caramel and vanilla flavors come in later, roasty finish.

M- Sting on the tongue, somewhat boozy, medium carbonation, full bodied, but syrupy.

O- The feel of the regular sidamo is much better. The aroma on this one is better, but I think I prefer the regular.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 edition.Pours into a goblet a deep garnet hued dark chocolate with a creamy deep beige head atop.Dark roast coffee over top of mild bourbon/vanilla notes,not in your face by any means wich is a good thing for me.A smooth and sticky feel is spot on for a beer of this style and strength.A mix of mellow bourbon barrel and deep coffee roast makes for an appetizing palate,throw in some bitter chocolate and alcohol dipped dark fruit and you have a top notch beer.To me this beer is underrated and by a good measure....this beer is fantastic!

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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.11/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A - Dark chocolate brown with really thin looking body. Medium, milky head comprised of many small bubbles

S - Smells like coffee bender with light coffee, cream, chocolate and light brown ale malt

T - Light coffee and chocolate. Really bitter near the finish from coffee and light oak

M - Really thin body for the style with a slightly astringent finish from the coffee

O - On the downside of the coffee stouts I've had as it tastes like weak coffee mixed with more of a brown ale than a stout. I'd pass on having this one again.

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3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2016 Release

Appearance - Pours dark, cola brown with a tinge of ruby when held to light. The head is cocoa powder in color and peaks just over a finger's width. Fair retention, breaking down to a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. Not much for lacing, save a few small spots left on their lonesome.

Smell - Fudgy aroma with notes of coffee and sweet bourbon character, namely vanilla and a touch of oak.

Taste - Fair flavor profile; kinda dies on the tongue. Milk chocolate upfront, then notes of coffee saturated with creamer. Distant bourbony vanilla, with ghostly traces of oak. The finish is mostly cream and chocolate with light, tingly berry tartness a slight boozy warmth.

Mouthfeel - Goes hand-in-hand with the flavor; near full in body with a mostly flat level of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy, but there's no life here. Thins out in the finish.

Overall - I've been pretty spoiled with all the rich, amazing BA Impys produced out here on the West Coast. Between Abyss, Parabola, Drake's BA Drakonic and a slew of others, we've got it good. I was excited to try this, but ultimately disappointed with how average it was. It's not bad, but there's a lot left to be desired here.

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4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev 0%

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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 417 ratings.
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