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Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

805 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 538
Gots: 260 | FT: 34
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 +4.4%

I'm not going to comment on the various tastes. There are plenty of posts that already describes that. I want to share my experience...I can see why people were pushing and shoving for this beer (literally) at Trader Joe's just before Thanksgiving.

This reminds me of a smooth imperial stout that has a smooth creamy draw that leaves a satisfying stick to your lips to tease you for another drink.

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2014 Vintage.
750 ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Near-black with almost 1 finger of tan head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Gingerbread cookies, cinnamon, mint, caramel, roasted barley, and chocolate. Extremely aromatic!

Taste
The spices dominate; ginger, cinnamon, and even some mint leaves. They seem to add a substantial bitterness. Gingersnap cookies, roasted barley, earthy char, and caramel. Bitter dark chocolate and cocoa nib. Slight lactose sweetness. Some floral / pine notes stand out in the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, sticky, off-dry, and well carbonated.

Overall
Drier than I expected with some heavy handed spicing. However it still remains very decadent and rich. Hides the 9.2% well.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.79/5  rDev -12.1%

Deep dark brown in color. Mild roast in the nose that is accompanied by some sweetness. The flavor profile is mildly roasty complimented by gingerbread and something else sweet – maybe honey. The alcohol presence on the finish is a bit surprising given that there are a number of 10%+ stouts that hide their alcohol better.

I wanted to like it much better than I actually did - oh well.

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Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.