Raspberry Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Raspberry StoutRaspberry Stout

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89
very good

29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 273
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 48
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MDDMD on 03-30-2013

Chocolate Stout with Virginia raspberries
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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 273
Reviews by C20Percent:
Photo of C20Percent
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
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. (1,698 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of tigg924
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best beer I have had from this brewery. Taste is big time raspberries, sweet and dark chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malt. Tastes like a raspberry cordial mixed with a stout. Excellent dessert beer that I will have to look for again. (233 characters)

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1.25/5  rDev -69.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.65/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a finger of chocolate-colored head that dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Wow! Very aromatic with tons of rich, earthy, bright, inviting aromas of bready, roasted malt, fruity raspberries and dark chocolate filling the air. Reminds me of freshly toasted dark bread topped with raspberry jam and a glass of chocolate milk! There are hints of brown sugar and caramel, too, but the predominate aroma is that of fruity raspberry and toasted malt. Delicious!

Taste: Wow! Exceptionally delicious! Tons of roasted malt up front, immediately followed by sweet/sour raspberries and dark chocolate, like a raspberry/chocolate truffle, as well as some brown sugar-like sweetness. Remarkable! I love this beer!

Mouthfeel: Chewy, creamy and smooth, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 9.2%, there is just a hint of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Wow! What an exceptional beer! Strong flavors of roasted malt, semi-sweet raspberries and semi-sweet dark chocolate, all in perfect balance with equally perfect aromas and mouthfeel! A raspberry/chocolate truffle in a glass! This is another excellent offering from Hardywood, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite Virginia breweries! Highly recommended! (1,407 characters)

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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Raspberry Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.