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Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

534 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.19%
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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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz caged and corked bottle

Appearance - Dark brownish tan/black with a 1/2 inch foamy head, lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Ginger, milk lactose, vanilla, cinnamon, Cherry, caramel malts, chocolate and a little bourbon in the finish.

Taste - From the first sip, you get a nice mix of ginger and vanilla. The sweet milk lactose is mild and sweet and mixes well with the ginger. Chocolate is bold and very tasty with this beer. Malts are slightly noticeable with some caramel flavors. Cinnamon and sweet fruits make up a solid backbone to this beer.

Mouthfeel - Ginger adds a sting to the tongue along with some vanilla. Palate gets lactose and fruits along with some caramel malts. Aftertaste is ginger, chocolate and vanilla.

Overall - Really nice holiday beer. Its not overly sweet and balanced really well. Each element stands out but, mixes in with eachother well. Its not as sweet as I was expecting, and has more vanilla then I figured. This should be a staple holiday ale for anyone that can get it!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 23:29:17 | More by wvsabbath
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

02-17-2014 21:01:19 | More by Gobzilla
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-17-2014 19:51:10 | More by jaymo18
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-17-2014 03:10:33 | More by RayOhioFelton
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RedNeckGurl

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-16-2014 15:54:41 | More by RedNeckGurl
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hardywood gingerbread stout shared at RBWG-2014

Slight harshness/burn from the ginger.

Aroma is balanced, with a moderate dose of ginger.

The ginger is way more pronounced in the mouth. I did adjust as I drank but it still seemed a bit overdone even at the end.

Full body.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 03:34:53 | More by chinchill
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cbyrd4088

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-09-2014 20:47:17 | More by Rast
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Bartos

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

02-06-2014 02:39:04 | More by Bartos
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-05-2014 14:42:10 | More by Zimm
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-03-2014 19:43:36 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-02-2014 23:26:00 | More by cp45
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-01-2014 22:57:54 | More by nmann08
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brocktune

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-01-2014 15:20:21 | More by brocktune
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MastaShonuf

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-01-2014 08:35:39 | More by MastaShonuf
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-31-2014 20:03:41 | More by Thishops4u
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ari32

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-31-2014 16:20:54 | More by ari32
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box_social

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-31-2014 06:24:18 | More by box_social
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-28-2014 07:01:19 | More by deschutes_fan
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ronanre

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-26-2014 22:17:05 | More by ronanre
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-26-2014 19:08:02 | More by ShemRahBoo
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

01-26-2014 15:50:30 | More by BGsWo22
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-26-2014 05:34:01 | More by Axnjxn
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ThePaleRider

California

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Rich coffee brown, with a think tan head that disappears but leaves a nice ring around the glass. Decent legs on the glass.

S - Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, almost reminds me of a pumpkin pie.

T - Very smooth! Spices aren't nearly as overwhelming as they smell. Very nice cinnamon and cloves. Very sweet malts compliment the spices. Extremely drinkable for a spiced beer.

M - Pretty light and smooth for a stout. Leaves a nice sweet finish on the tongue with very little carbonation.

O - I can really understand the hype behind this beer. Especially coming out of VA, a state that's just getting started in the craft brew world.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 00:05:17 | More by ThePaleRider
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-24-2014 15:22:57 | More by Drknight
Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.