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Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

654 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.6%
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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4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

BertLoveIII, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

CTJman, Nov 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

amstokesdb9, Nov 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

sammy806, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

pmarlowe, Nov 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

CavemanRamblin, Nov 15, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

RiverCityBeerGuy, Nov 15, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Portsmouth tulip/globe glass. Good solid pop off the cork.

Real nice appearance. Dark walnut brown body, opaque for a milk stout which is quite surprising. Head is a cream tan coffee brown, with a whipped character. Head grows easily three fingers with nice soft retention and fluffy appearance. Settles to a big beveled collar with a thin puck and good curved angles. No lacing, but a good cling to the collar.

Just an absolutely insane aroma that delivers as advertised. Milk chocolate. Huge amounts of ripped ginger, with bready spice notes of nutmeg and sweetness. Pure gingerbread on the nose. Mild sense of classic cream lactose giving to soft sugars. Just nailed on the brew.

Palate comes nicely and to be expected, but with far more tolerable qualities. Peppery ginger like notness with a quick bursting malt chew. Light classic bodied roast even almost getting into porter charring. Drip coffee like feel, with a pipping roast that is accentuate by ginger hotness nice and controllably. Good easy drinking feel with limit hints of booze at such a high abv.

This is a real dangerous and addictive brew. I can see why people can easily get into it, it's also wonderfully conceived and brilliantly executed that really hits on the food character so perfectly. No wonder it's rated it so highly. Great stuff, what more needs to be said.

smakawhat, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

BradStokley, Nov 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.8%

jdw81, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Dave_Treat, Nov 14, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -11.8%

TubaManJack, Nov 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

JDeming, Nov 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

mwckiltedsavage, Nov 12, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%

TomnRVA, Nov 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

TheCobbgoblin, Nov 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

DarrellAleshire, Nov 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

Dumspirospero84, Nov 12, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +13.7%

CE666, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

PaulsBrew, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Pretty good, very delicious. All the flavors are there, relatively balanced and never cloying. Comparable to xocoveza with the big cinnamon/vanilla flavors. It makes me really want to try the bbl version. Definitely a great christmasy treat. Recommended.

Jack_Malts, Nov 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

milk93rd, Nov 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

Look, I'm a home-towner and long time fan of Hardywood, but I just don't see what the fuss is all about on this one. It's interesting, but just too sweet and gingery. It's fine, but it just didn't keep me interested like, for example, Xocoveza.

blbarnett3, Nov 11, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +12.5%

IPAFrEaK888, Nov 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

BDF2000, Nov 10, 2014
Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.