Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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844 Ratings
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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 547
Gots: 270 | FT: 33
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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Photo of psumjl269
4.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best gingerbread beers I ever had. Try going 70/30 mix on this with Bourbon County stout. Awesomeness.

Photo of rolltide8425
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcconnell325
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of D-18V
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjd315
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Filabee
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prospero
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krl2112
3.51/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anteater
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodchip
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingston2
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dotes_on_dipas
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evilpenguin9000
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing. My only complaint is that it is so hard to get. Also if I could rate the smell above a 5 I would I literally keep smelling the empty glass after it's gone. Amazing.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out brown and fills the glass with blackness revealing some brown in the light. A fluffy head builds up slowly receding and leaving some stick behind.

The smell is full of ginger right off the bat. Floral honey sweetness. Cinnamon and spicy but that's probably just coming off the ginger. Chocolate.

Ginger again is prominent, sweet chocolate and vanilla, cinnamon. Gets a little sticky in the lips. Super smooth medium body with soft carbonation. Feels magnificent.

Photo of Danny1217
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerCrack
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SteveB24
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Look-color is a root beer brown, pretty opaque, pours a half finger of tan, frothy head that settles into spotted lacing.
Smell- Gingerbread! Biscuits, cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, dried ginger, and honey.
Taste-Gingerbread! Biscuity sweetness perfectly laced with cinnamon, nutmeg, pinch of dried ginger, honey in the finish, then comes Malty toastiness, reminding you that this is a fine stout. slightest hint of boozy warmth in the finish.
Feel- medium bodied, mild carbonation, creamy upfront, finishes with just a bit of chalkiness in the throat. it in no way makes the beer unpleasant but it is a bit off putting.
Overall- this beer is delicious, and tastes just as advertised. gotta love that. get it.

Photo of Blaze5445
3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomas0790
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of tootall33
2.16/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.75

The first few years of this beer were worth the wait. 2014 was a disappointment and not worth the hype!

Photo of UlfAndreas
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jackrodgers77
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.