Raspberry Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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4.58/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Alright -- let's do this. I usually only do reviews if the beer is really bad or really good. I'm happy that this offering is the latter. It was utterly fantastic.
Appearance -- Not inky black like a lot of stouts. This one was a nice dark brown with shades of red -- certainly from the Raspberries. Really nice tan head. Clearly the red-colored hues is the thing that stands out the most. Reminds me of the same color as Backyard.
Smell -- OMG! Now we get to the really good parts of this beer. Some beers just have an aroma that you want to smell forever. You don't even care about drinking it, you just want to sniff it all night. That's this beer. It's raspberry and chocolate -- truffle like. Gourmet smells. No booze or anything like that. Carefully crafted to present to present a high-quality aroma. Can't say enough about the raspberry here. So nice.
Taste -- BAM! Addicted to this. It taste like a Raspberry Tootsie Roll Pop! I once had a Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper that tasted just like a Cherry Tootsie Roll Pop. Basically liquid candy. That's what this beer is -- liquid candy. I have no idea how people can say there wasn't any raspberry is the flavor or the aroma. I don't know what they're drinking. Insane how you cannot taste the flavors here.
Feel -- At this point, it's all taste. The mouth feel is perfectly fine. It's not a star here, but it doesn't detract from the finer points of this brew. Sort of like how Russel Wilson just needs to manage the offense; he doesn't need to be Peyton Manning to win. The feel of this beer is like Russel Wilson's football game.
Overall -- Outstanding beer. Stellar. Can't say enough great things about this brew. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 16:45:08 | More by C20Percent
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Raspberry Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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