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Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

531 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 463
Gots: 125 | FT: 16
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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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monitorpop

Michigan

3/5  rDev -30.2%

03-29-2014 22:45:24 | More by monitorpop
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

03-29-2014 19:20:25 | More by djrn2
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mancallede

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-28-2014 13:07:40 | More by mancallede
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ipc2000

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2014 02:18:48 | More by ipc2000
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7%

03-23-2014 15:56:51 | More by johnnnniee
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

03-23-2014 15:11:13 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-19-2014 19:34:23 | More by OnryAndMean
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-17-2014 07:35:43 | More by Sanchezrox23
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-14-2014 00:03:34 | More by CarolinaKevin
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-13-2014 01:40:26 | More by williamjbauer
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-12-2014 15:12:51 | More by Iamjeff6
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-11-2014 13:22:59 | More by TriageStat
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-07-2014 23:36:52 | More by Lare453
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funhog

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-05-2014 22:45:32 | More by funhog
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2014 22:01:12 | More by StArnoldFan
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kell50

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2014 12:43:16 | More by kell50
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2014 08:32:36 | More by mportnoy
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Zaximus

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-23-2014 04:07:22 | More by Zaximus
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dontbugmeSIW

Ireland

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing in every way. Every time it comes in season I immediately go to my local beer store and buy a few bottles. Every night that I crack one open it's like heaven in my mouth. I think it might be the fact that it is basically Christmas in a bottle that makes it taste so nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 23:42:28 | More by dontbugmeSIW
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-19-2014 06:30:50 | More by HoppyBastard2
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-18-2014 14:52:55 | More by Quackus
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-18-2014 02:54:36 | More by emottram
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -12.8%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-17-2014 19:51:10 | More by jaymo18
Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.