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Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 652
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 528
Gots: 174 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with baby ginger from Casselmonte Farm and wildflower honey from Bearer Farms, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout captures the terroir of central Virginia in a rich, creamy libation with a velvety mouthfeel and an intriguing evolution of flavors from milk chocolate and vanilla to honeycomb and cinnamon to a snap of ginger in the finish.

Deep, dark chocolate in color with a mahogany tint and a frothy, caramel colored head, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout offers aromatics of holiday spice originating from the ginger, and balanced with a generous dose of whole Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans and Vietnamese cinnamon. Milk sugar (lactose) contributes to the full body of this stout and tames its roasty character, while oats lend a silky quality. Enjoy fresh, or cellar for a special occasion. We hope Hardywood Gingerbread Stout contributes to your merriment this season.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: TechTriumph on 12-08-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

AirborneBeer, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

Houser, Dec 30, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Black in the glass, one finger off white head with some lacing.

S-Ginger, chocolate, vanilla, rather sweet.

T-Tastes like Christmas spirit. Good deal of ginger and chocolate as well as vanilla. Nutmeg. Rather sweet yet balanced.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation, tad velvety.

O-A wonderful beer, grateful that I was able to try it.

rlee1390, Dec 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

HellAwaits, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

ZachKelly, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hopswap1, Dec 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Pando, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DanGeo, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

fredmugs, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

lonewolfcry, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Petcha, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

jvillefan, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of mnphish
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Consumed on Xmas! Thanks to CincyTrigger for sending me this.

Dark brown/black appearance with a the icing of a cinnamon role as the head. The aroma is of holiday spices, vanilla, loads of ginger, cinnamon, and milk chocolate.

The taste is spot on and this is an absolute knock-out. Extremely balanced spices give away to a delicious fresh ginger taste. There is lots of cinnamon present taboot.

This is an outstanding beer fresh. I will seek to consume this on every Christmas from here on out.

mnphish, Dec 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

traviswhillier, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

topdown, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

boxcar01, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark chocolate brown with a big full head that sits on top

S - Fresh ginger and spice dominate this nose against slight chocolate background. Roasted chocolate and vanilla

T - Chocolate, vanilla and gingerbread on the back end. Dark fruit presence in the middle that reminds of really dark chocolate. Slightly artificial tasting gingerbread in the back end. Roasted and astringent chocolate lingers in the finish. There is also a very slight heat from the gingerbread

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Decently astringent near the finish and a slight heat from the ginger

O - Decent gingerbread stout that had a bit too much astringency from the dark chocolate that overpowers the gingerbread aspect. Also, I found it to taste slightly artificial

jeonseh, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Scott_McCool, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

corysmith01, Dec 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ben Franklin said God created beer because He wanted people to be happy.

God was on His game when He created this beer ...

Perfection on every level. Tastes of the best gingerbread you've ever eaten.
Pour it over some great vanilla ice cream and cry tears of joy.

Yes ... it IS that good.

Seek it out. Drink. Swoon, and thank Him (And the great folks at Hardywood!)

GeoJ, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ldhughes3, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Stofko1992, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

wisrarebeer, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

bitterbeerguy, Dec 21, 2013
Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 652 ratings.