In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Sidamo Coffee Stout

Aroma: “Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malt. Good mocha aroma, nice fruity esters (light cherry), mild caramel. A bit of spicy alcohol.”

Flavor: “Dark roast coffee and dark chocolate backed by a slight toasted malt. Some nice roast. Dry finish. Moderate alcoholic warmth. Thick and sweet, but the sweetness slowly fades with a bit of acrid bitterness in the finish.”

Overall: “Coffee flavors jump out, followed quickly by roast barley and a chocolate aftertaste. It’s big, both in coffee and alcohol. Coffee and chocolate character is intense but balanced. Nice balance but a bit harsh.”