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Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

533 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 463
Gots: 125 | 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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JJStout83

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-26-2013 00:26:04 | More by JJStout83
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Flashyspoons

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2013 22:11:39 | More by Flashyspoons
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avgjoseph

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-28-2012 04:47:57 | More by avgjoseph
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nriech

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-16-2011 20:35:22 | More by nriech
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Rmbr2

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-19-2014 23:46:37 | More by Rmbr2
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HellAwaits

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-29-2013 17:14:30 | More by HellAwaits
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mrterdferguson


5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-17-2012 02:55:36 | More by mrterdferguson
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ThatCracker

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-12-2012 18:46:22 | More by ThatCracker
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Bopol

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-10-2013 14:57:22 | More by Bopol
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-02-2012 22:23:45 | More by sliverX
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joegard

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-04-2014 01:02:40 | More by joegard
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ddeck85

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-31-2013 22:13:34 | More by ddeck85
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phisherman11946

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-31-2012 15:29:30 | More by phisherman11946
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miadw3

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-12-2013 02:08:31 | More by miadw3
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cbyrd4088

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-11-2014 18:10:03 | More by cbyrd4088
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Austindh


5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-28-2012 02:32:13 | More by Austindh
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jlivings757

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-16-2014 21:49:39 | More by jlivings757
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laxer8811

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-29-2012 02:25:05 | More by laxer8811
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MEW

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-26-2013 20:40:15 | More by MEW
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THIS. THIS. THIS.

The lactose sugars and rich chocolatey, coffee malt characteristics provide an incredibly smooth, velvety base for the vanilla, toffee, and molasses-like honey that springs forward. Then that ginger punch at the end that just lingers around after the silky finish just makes it perfect. This is the first overall 5 I've given and I did it without thinking twice. If you're lucky enough to swing through Richmond during the winter of see the opportunity to get this in a trade, don't you dare pass it up.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2013 14:41:37 | More by circus_cat
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ccariano

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pitch black. Smooth pour. Minimal tan head.

S: Ginger. Cinnamon. Vanilla. Honey. Roast. Semi-sweet chocolate.

T: Much the same as smell. Sweetness. Breadiness. Alcohol. Coffee.

M: Creamy. Full-boddied. Smooth.

O: What's there not to like? It's gingerbread in a glass through and through. Brilliant.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 14:12:52 | More by ccariano
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out4blood


4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down, the best beer I've ever had. I'm into Porters and Stouts, and whenever I go anywhere, I always try their darkest, strongest beer. I'm usually disappointed. Who would have guessed that one of the finest stouts is brewed right in my own backyard?

Subtle hints of of ginger and honey. It's sweet enough that you don't taste the kick it's got, but not too sweet to be cloying. The best part about the beer, and the reason I'm here actually writing a review is that this beer has the most pleasant aftertaste of any beer I've ever had. Very nice. Makes me feel nice and cozy even hours later.

My sense of smell is not the best, and I would have preferred a more pungent ginger aroma, but others report that it's just fine.

I've had this straight from the tap, out of a growler, and out of their massive corked bottles. I prefer it on tap or from the growler. The bottles seem to have an excess of carbonation, which makes pouring an drinking immediately less pleasant. Fortunately, I can take my growlers direct to the source.

Serving type: growler

11-22-2012 00:53:21 | More by out4blood
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uvachief

Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Went to the tasting room for this highly reviewed beer. Since when did Richmond become the craft beer Mecca? Pours to a nice 2 finger head. Dark but not cloudy. Nice head retention. Aroma is to die for....gingerbread, nutmeg, chocolate, vanilla and sweet caramelized sugars...drink in the aroma...his the lips with a very smooth and clean entrance. Taste gingerbread, nutmeg and chocolate instantly. Others have said it but it is true....Christmas in a glass/bottle. I have had both now but on tap is a upgrade if you can believe that...goes down smooth with a nice after taste of gingerbread, nutmeg and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. I've bought a case of 750ml bottles since trying this beer. I'm hooked.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2013 19:25:25 | More by uvachief
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Broanoke

Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
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
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mojiboo02

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft multiple times in Richmond. The 2012 version is a bit lighter bodied that the 2011 version, which makes it more drinkable than the 2011 counterpart. I couldn't finish a 12oz pour of the 2011, but the 2012 is a very sessionable 9.6% stout. The taste is very unique and very spicy on draft. Not a big appearance person, but the smell and taste are divine.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2012 18:25:07 | More by mojiboo02
Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.