Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.2/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours deep brown with a decent sized beige head. Thin layer of retention and some lacing down the glass.
Really does smell like a gingerbread cookie. Ginger, cinnamon, some brown sugar with a touch of vanilla and a bit of roasted malt.
Wow amazingly integrated. I hate most spice beers usually because they are overspiced. This one is good. Spices are in play, but in balance and not overwhelming. It's an adjunct not the main feature, as plenty of the milk stout base comes through. Similar flavors as the nose all mixed well.
Medium bodied with higher carbonation than I care for in a stout. Only downfall of this beer.
Very good beer and probably my favorite holiday spiced ale I've had, but really the mouthfeel prevents it from being world class. I like a smooth velvety mouthfeel in my stouts. The sweet spot where the carbonation had died a bit, but not warm enough for the spices to take over was too brief. Looking forward to trying the BA version of this.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2012 20:36:50 | More by jmarsh123
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4.85/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
I wish this beer was more full bodied, but other than that this beer is nearly perfect. The integration of ginger and honey is incredible. This beer is good, sinfully good.
Side note: A growler of this beer was given to me around christmas and so its been about three months since then. The carbonation help up very well but I would love to try a fresh bottle of this.
Serving type: growler
04-06-2014 02:20:37 | More by Broanoke
Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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