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Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 500
Gots: 135 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CanisMajor, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
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!

jzeilinger, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
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!

Jimmys, Apr 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

deapokid, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Bluecane, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JustABeerGuy, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

RyanSchwam, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
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 :(

dirtylou, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

POTABLE83, Apr 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

imperialking, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

KWMiles, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Lucho
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

Lucho, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cfh64, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

beernads, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mdillon86, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

FullObs, Apr 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

drummermattie02, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

e30todamax, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Damian74Shensky, Apr 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

ddeck85, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

griffeyb, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

chrisp450, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

bhunt201, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

UNCCTDawg, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Retail1LO, Mar 31, 2013
Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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