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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 angels share of Kentucky goodness.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
750ml bottle into a snifter. A: Pours a very dark cola brown color that looks distressingly thin. The head starts off at about one fingers of a light khaki shade, but settles down to a thin collar after a short while. Not much lacing, as expected. S: No one note jumps out at me - rather, they tend to meld together quite well. I pick up some vanilla, touches of black coffee, chocolate, cream, molasses, and brown sugar. The bourbon presence is very subtle. T: The first sip seems to reveal the bourbon tones, only for the second sip to wash over that with mild coffee notes. After vanilla initially opens the palate, it develops strong nutty flavors in the middle before it finishes with some bitter coffee and maybe a speck of roasted barley. I think the coffee is stale here - though to be fair, its not the freshest bottle so Ill let it slide. It doesnt have an annoying vegetal component, at least. Well balanced and enjoyable. M: Its texture is rather thin and even fragile, without much softness to make up for it. The finish is rather sweet and sticky; in spite of that, the drinkability is actually quite dangerous partly thanks to strong carbonation. The underwhelming body still kind of irks me, though. O: I have two quibbles here: its not very stout-y, and its way too thin. Otherwise, this is a decent BA coffee stout that focuses more on balance than big, bold flavor. At its price, though, I probably wont buy another bottle, except for usage as trade bait.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2855) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2016 Draft at Bainbridge. Pitch black pour with quickly reducing khaki foam. No lace. Rich bourbon coffee flavors. Dark chocolate liquor. Black liquorice. Dried blueberries. Vanilla bean. Faint charcoal briquette. The high ABV is well checked. The coffee quality is tremendous!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (2135) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of toast, dark chocolate, fruity coffee, raisins, malt, vanilla, light licorice. Taste is fudgey, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, light metallic, light roast, coffee, subtle ashy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2406) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2016
like with most Hardywood stout offerings, this one hits all the marks you would expect from them,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2929) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Thanks Mathias for sharing. Black body with a small offwhite head. Soy, cocoa, coffee, roast and bourbon. Smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15684) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Thanks Mathias for bringing this over. Pours black with bubbles on top. Soy, cocoa, coffee, roast and bourbon. Smooth. Low carbonation. Sipper

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2419) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle himmerigst. Pours black with no head. Aroma of soy bourbon, licorice, coffee, dark choko, woody, light tannis. Taste is rather sweet, loads of wood, bourbon, dark choko, coaco powder. Dry wooden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2502) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours Black with a beige head. Aroma has Lots of Coffee, caramel, chocolate, bourbon and roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, bourbon notes, chocolate and dry Cocoa with a dry end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (927) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Pour pretty black, with a small khaki head. Aroma of bourbon, licorice, slight coffee, good amounts of vanilla. Slight heat in the throat, with slight tobacco. Taste is rather sweet, with a very faint roasted bitterness. Medium bodied, with a rather flat carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatearthman (48) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2016
This coffee stout has a slight sweet woody nose; Dark opaque brown color with quickly dissapating head; Velvet smooth mouth feel with slight alcohol burn at back of throat and a bitter sweet malt boubon taste with just a very slight coffee taste and bitter chocolate on the pallet. Finishes quickly with a bitter coffee malt flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2016
bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a medium tan head..aroma of bourbon, coffee,vanilla..tastes like it smells..medium bodied with some chocolate notes..well done.


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