Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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434 Ratings
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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:
434
Reviews:
69
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
124
For Trade:
16
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Ratings: 434 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of MatthewWalters
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on draft

black, thin tan colored head. wonderful aroma of bourbon and espresso. taste is bold yet balanced, not too bitter or acidic or too roasty. flavors all work well. thicker bodied.

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Photo of kidzord
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stolenface1
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanty76
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bgold86
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2016 vintage-All barrel, no coffee. There's also a chunk of the bottom of the cork missing.

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Photo of NJB145
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of devilfluff
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tyecko
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wbundenthal
3.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjd315
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
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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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a darkish brown with a nice light tannish head. you can smell the coffee and for sure the bourbon. Taste of coffee you get initially, then the bourbon gets you on the finish. I love the coffee that is used for this brew. I may have to get my wife to purchase some on her next business trip to Richmond. Another winner from Hardywood!!

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Corked&Caged 750ml- 2013 vintage

Pours very dark brown with a creamy, light tan head. The coffee is surely somewhat faded but still very nice and the bourbon is mellow and smooth. No heat, just a great meld of flavor. Although I haven't had this one fresh, I can still say that time in the bottle has done it well.

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Photo of Barracudas
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SlothB77
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am in love with the coffee that Hardywood uses for their coffee stouts. I prefer the coffee flavor in Hardywood beers over the coffee flavor in KBS, SMS, and BCBCS. This is no exception.

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Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 434 ratings.
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