Gingerbread Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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869 Ratings
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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 548
Gots: 277 | 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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Photo of dedrinker
3.14/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer had a pronounced ginger and cinnamon smell. It tasted like ginger and hot cinnamon, and alcohol. I did not taste any stout flavor. I was underwhelmed by this beer as I am underwhelmed by all these newbies who love koolaid beer. You used to have to acquire the taste for beer, but now many brewers cater to the narrow pallets of children.

Photo of NoPinhead
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth mouth feel. Hints of chocolate and spicy ginger. DRINK WARM for full flavor

Photo of Corburk
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dailyminefield
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage - This one may be best fresh.
Reviewed after aged for 1 year.

Photo of DahWag
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.3/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2014 vintage
I don't quite get this one, but apparently I'm in the minority based on other reviews. Fresh ginger is definitely present in the nose and the taste, but it's quite lacking in gingerbread cookie and milk stout flavors (like I was hoping for). Instead it tastes and smells more like somebody mixed a light stout with Coca-Cola and a Jamaican ginger beer soda. It's also quite thin with more carbonation than it should have. I was hoping for a thicker body with more robust and cookie-like stout flavors, so this is very disappointing. Not awful...it's still drinkable, but very disappointing. If this is "Christmas in a bottle" then baby Jesus is weeping.

Photo of Fievel
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boilerup
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer, It's the tittaes!- My Girlfriend

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

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

wow was this one a great trade item! pours beautifully with a thick dark caramel head. lots of roastiness to this one along with small hints of gingerbread. while the taste is not a HUGE gingerbread hit, I enjoyed that as I was scared it would be too strong. with a nice smooth finish this one was treat! now to find the variants.

Photo of 23bclark
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SurlyUtopia
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryMyers
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Froggydog46
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very tasty stout. The only thing that doesn't give it a better score is that it's a bit thin.

Photo of BigMike
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike312
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Seeking more of this out. Very satisfying; well integrated additives.

Photo of gkoz
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.