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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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An assertive Imperial Stout aged 12 weeks in bourbon barrels and conditioned on custom roasted Sidamo coffee from Lamplighter Roasting Company, Bourbon Sidamo showcases the signature flavors of whiskey, roasted malt and Ethiopian coffee. This robust stout displays a midnight hue with a caramel head and offers a dark chocolate character laced with hints of blueberry from this unique coffee bean, rounded out by charred White Oak infused by an angel’s share of Kentucky goodness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3387) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
EBF Boston mars 2015. Un liquide brun foncé comme il se doit. Un nez de bourbon, de café, de chocolat. Le bourbon est assez imposant. La bouche est sur le même registre que le nez avec des notes chaleureuses de bourbon vanillé et de chocolat. Une finale chaude et puissante.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
How do you make Sidamo better? Put it in bourbon barrels! Smooths the beer right out and makes it creamier. Love the vanilla notes with the coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3563) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Robe brune très foncée ou noire. Anneau de dégustation. Nez qui offre des notes boisées de bourbon, du café épicé et des malts assez costauds. Le goût reprend les mêmes éléments mais il est plus doux avec des notes chocolatées et caramélisées qui s’affirment davantage. Une certitude de café et une impression de cannelle. Un corps dans les normes. Une finale assez chaude et pleine de café.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2651) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Nice Coffee bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Location: 750 ml bottle, 11/11/14

Aroma: The aroma is strong bourbon over some more subtle roasted coffee and chocolate
Appearance: It pours an almost black color with a small head and some light, spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is sweeter, with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and some fruity notes
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a soft-to-average carbonation, and a clean finish
Overall Impression: I felt like the bourbon swetness and booziness overpowered everything else in the aroma, but the complexity comes through more in the flavor. Overall, this is solid and well-made. Definitely leans sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with small lite tan head. Coffee, vanilla, and roasted malt, with some booze notes. Lingering bittersweet finish. Pretty good, but not a standout bourbon stout.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JK (4811) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Caleb. Dry, and lightly sour notes. Under-ripe green pepper. Low carbonation. I didn’t care for this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1878) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared by CLevar - thanks! Black pour, thin. Some tan head. Nose is really nice bourbon malt and caramel. Tobacco and toffee, malty and bittersweet finish. Good but something is missing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7370) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bomber shared by Caleb - thanks! Deep brown pour. Aroma is bourbon and ashy wood, but there’s a sourness coming in here that isn’t wonderful. Good, but not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very rich and oily two centimetre tall strong brown head. No light permeates the beer, even at an angle - fully opaque. Aroma of alcohol, vanilla, oak, cedar, coffee, earth, caramel, toffee, cognac and whiskey - strong and pungent. Full-bodied; Rich roasted malt flavours at first with a very slick and oily feel showing a ton of vanilla up front with a good oak, cedar and cognac flavour right afterwards and a lot of rich raisin and pit frut sweetness near the finish. Aftertaste shows a good mix of alcohol, oak barrel flavours and a good strong stout backbone - no real faults here. If you like the cognac and whiskey flavours, then you’ll really enjoy this one. Overall, a good oak-based imperial stout with some solid flavours and a smooth yet pungent complexity - great to have! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Trader Joe’s in Falls Church (Bailey’s Crossroads), Virginia on 06-March-2014 for US$12,99 sampled at home after quitting my very first job after college after 10+ years on 25-July-2014.


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