Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee StoutBourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout
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
Ratings:
441
Reviews:
71
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.71%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
122
For Trade:
15
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Single finger head with excellent lacing on a near jet black/dark brown body. Aroma is a little light with lots of caramel and brown sugar with additional notes true bourbon, a little coffee and milk chocolate. Flavor follows with bourbon, light coffee, roasted malt, and a little chocolate. This one has a great caramel aroma. The coffee is well applied although I want more from the coffee, definitely not over done or too bitter. This is an excellent beer.

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3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

Smooth, sultry and quite flirtatious with the tastebuds, the otherwise seducing flavors of wonderfully burnt sugar, creamy espresso and bittersweet chocolate coax out the lush in all of us; but woven into a cocoon of bourbon and the taste is nearly overwhelming.

Its ominously black pour intimidates the eye as a caldering simmer of creme rises from its depths. Quickly favoring brandy-type legging over lace or retention, its swirling ink unleashes sweet roast, smoky chocolate and coconut aromatics. Its seared toffee underlay easily supports the roast, oak and booze while offering the heartiness of black-strap molasses and maple.

Its roasty-sweet middle unfolds layer by layer, starting with the delicacy of brownie batter, over-cooked caramel, bittersweet chocolate and something in the fudge realm. As the sweetness slowly releases its grip, its dark roast coffee, light campfire, bittersweet morsels and grilled walnuts take hold and usher in a semi-sweet second half.

With its decadent sweetness resisting much fade, its booze-laden sweetnesses seep deeply into the tastebuds, delivering bourbon warmth, wood spice and smooth char to the senses. Thin fruit of coconut, cherry and vine are highlighted with the oaken caramel and vanilla taste that accompanies the roast in deep aftertaste and afterthought.

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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cola brown with a tan head that streaks some lacing

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, molasses and Bourbon

Taste: Surprisingly bitter, up front, which may be the coffee and may be the hop bill; chocolate and molasses tones build but the Bourbon really comes on strong in the middle; the finish was slightly phenolic

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I found the beer rather unbalanced; sometimes beers like this have the flavors blend together - other times they clash; this one was a clasher

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery "Bourbon Sidamo"
$7 / pint on tap @ Lynnhaven Pub, Virginia Beach, VA on 19 June 2017

Notes: Black body beneath a tan head that unfortunately displays limited retention and leaves only spotty lacing (possible dirty bar glass?). The aroma expresses sweet dark chocolate and fresh coffee with just a hint of alcohol but that doesn't carry over into the flavor. The flavor is fuller and quite rich with additional notes of golden and dark caramel, milk chocolate, and an apple-like fruitiness but I don't find much Bourbon or oak at all. Medium bodied with a bristling carbonation. I'm a little lost as I've never had the Sidamo to compare it to, but I'm guessing it's very similar as the Bourbon and oak seem to be very limited. It's not disappointing, but neither is it inspiring.

3.75/4/4/4/4 = 3.99

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4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
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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Photo of nickfl
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours with one finger of off white foam on a black body. The head fades quickly and leaves nice lace. Vanilla, whiskey, and herbal, fruity coffee. Smoky coffee and caramel up front with lots of dark chocolate in the finish. A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish. Nicely done, the barrel character is mostly in the aroma, while the flavors profile is full of dark chocolate and coffee. Subtle and well balanced.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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