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Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

543 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 468
Gots: 131 | FT: 16
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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ScottP

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-30-2013 00:34:05 | More by ScottP
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2013 19:19:06 | More by CanisMajor
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours dark brown / black with a toffee colored head and adheres to the sides of the glass like sticky cotton candy.

S - Ginger spice and chocolate, cinnamon, and spices.

T - Ginger, cinnamon, spices, chocolate.

M - Thicker medium body with cinnamon.

O - A very unusual and flavorful combination, highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 20:57:16 | More by jzeilinger
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL from the fall '12 release. poured into snifter.

A: pretty close to black body. opaque. frothy brown-white head has great retention. tons of froth left behind on the glass. a good looking brew.

S: a bunch of fresh ginger combines with sweet unfermented sugars. slightly chocolate. not milky, but definitely some chocolate in there.

T: lots of cinnamon starts the drink off. even more ginger. molasses-like thick sweetness. finish has a slight bitterness to it, but otherwise predominately sweet. a little bit of grain too.

M: frothy and full. medium/full bodied.

D: this thing certainly has plenty of elements of gingerbread, however a few are missing. nutmeg for sure and cant say im getting too much clove either. that's me being picky. otherwise a very tasty, very unique stout from gingerbread. I recommend drinking it around the holiday's!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 13:19:06 | More by Jimmys
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.2%

04-21-2013 19:59:31 | More by deapokid
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Bluecane

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-21-2013 06:30:20 | More by Bluecane
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JustABeerGuy

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 19:10:55 | More by JustABeerGuy
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RyanSchwam

Delaware

4/5  rDev -7%

04-19-2013 16:47:34 | More by RyanSchwam
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dirtylou

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 bomb, Thanks @blackie

This bottle of Gingerbread Stout is forever memorialized in my couch cushion. Dark chocolate body, off-putting thick brown foam which typically is the first sign of an unsettling mouthfeel. Perhaps thats just the "terroir of Central Virginia". Jeez, what a joke.

I'm surprised the additions of ginger and honey didn't do it for me, but this just seemed too gimmicky and really disappointing. Worst Christmas ever :(

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 02:43:02 | More by dirtylou
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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-18-2013 00:34:12 | More by POTABLE83
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imperialking

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-11-2013 17:59:45 | More by imperialking
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KWMiles

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-10-2013 12:56:12 | More by KWMiles
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Lucho

Florida

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an amazing dark brown almost black with a beautiful tan/gingerbread creamy head of two fingers with great retention.

Smell: Spices, maybe clove, not sure about the gingerbread. There is cinnamon on the nose.

Taste: There it is, Gingerbread! Well played good sir. Nice and light gingerbread with sweet cinnamon and nutmeg finish. I wish I would have saved this one for the Holidays. I was a little worried about it fading.

Mouthfeel: excellent carbonation with medium to heavy body with a nice dry finish.

Overall: well this is my first gingerbread stout but I say its spot on with what you would expect. The only thing is maybe it could use more of a presence of gingerbread and cinnamon and other seasonal spices. An awesome beer! Cheers

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 05:37:42 | More by Lucho
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cfh64

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-06-2013 02:05:28 | More by cfh64
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2013 09:37:34 | More by beernads
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2013 02:16:07 | More by mdillon86
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

04-02-2013 18:17:55 | More by FullObs
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

04-01-2013 20:22:47 | More by drummermattie02
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-01-2013 19:52:43 | More by e30todamax
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-31-2013 23:56:58 | More by Damian74Shensky
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ddeck85

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-31-2013 22:13:34 | More by ddeck85
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-31-2013 16:33:35 | More by griffeyb
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chrisp450

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

03-31-2013 14:55:13 | More by chrisp450
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bhunt201

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-31-2013 14:52:42 | More by bhunt201
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

03-31-2013 14:47:46 | More by UNCCTDawg
Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.