Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Bourbon Sidamo Coffee StoutBourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout
BA SCORE
89.6%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 441 ratings
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
Ranking:
#3,544
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
441
Liked:
395
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
8.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
122
Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of jjd315
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
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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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
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 +10.9%
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 VABA
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SlothB77
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
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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Photo of jbwimer
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2016 Vintage. Love the coffee roaster Hardywood uses. Always comes off quite beautifully. Cocoa, hints of vanilla, dark berry from the coffee beans, don't get much from the barrel. Body detracts from this beer. Has a creaminess but is very light, with not much heft. Still a wonderful coffee stout.

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Photo of whatname
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmartinger
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
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 DoubleSimcoe
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at the brewery and was disappointed by the lack of bourbon flavor. Later on I tried it on tap in Philadelphia and enjoyed alright; still not a lot of bourbon but a TON of coffee and great drinkability.

Not the best barrel-aged coffee imperial stout there... but darn tasty.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle from 2016 release

Look is mahogany with creamy tan head. Couple fingers on the pour that settle down to a thick tight-bubbled ring. Eventually disappears, no lacing.

Smell of bourbon booze up front with light notes of coffee and vanilla.

Taste is coffee forward, slightly bitter, dark chocolate flavors come in and then the bourbon finishes it off. Well balanced barrel aged stout, nothing too overwhelming and there's time to pick up and enjoy all of the layers.

Feel is excellent, full body, slightly oily. Not much carbonation.

Overall, I'm very impressed with this. Its my first beer from Hardywood and its really good. Its not Goose Island good, but it offers something different and more subtle.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml cork and cage. 2015 vintage. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours dark black body, half finger offwhite head, dies down quickly, thin collar, no lacing. Smells of cocoa and chocolate with a decent dose of coffee, milk chocolate, oak, smoky bourbon. Flavour is similar; smoky bourbon, dark coffee, not very acidic or roasty, but more of a generic coffee flavour profile, dark chocolate, cocoa, oak. Mouthfeel is fuller bodied, appropriate carbonation, a bit of smoky coffee on the finish. It's a solid bourbon coffee stout, certainly with a nice body, but overall not the most complex as I'd expect based on others.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Craftbeerrevolution
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MuFugga
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of xt0n1cx
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glf60
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IpeeA
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 441 ratings
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