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Raspberry Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 14.93%
Wants: 23
Gots: 22 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Chocolate Stout with Virginia raspberries

(Beer added by: MDDMD on 03-30-2013)
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Reviews by Chaney:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

I don't get why peeps aren't heaping praise on this fantastic brew left and right.

Split with my wife and served in a "Game of Thrones" glass.

A: Poured black as night and with lots of cocoa web left on the glass.

S: Totally a nose right out of the New Glarus playbook. Deep, rich, fresh raspberry, with a chocolate mask thrown right over the top.

T: Holy cow the raspberry component is the real deal! The chocolate plays second string quarterback but still present.

M: Not too thick, and I think that's a good thing in this setting. This is one of the first stouts I can think of off the top of my head that is a thirst-quencher.

O: One of the best of 2014 so far.

Chaney, Mar 02, 2014
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A real nice creamy forming head, very light coffee and cocoa brown colored, with a creamy character to it. Settles very slowly on to a simple dark walnut black body, quite opaque and dark. Some leopard prints of lacing on the glass as well as some minor legs too. Quite nice looking.

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Still the beer manages to deliver. It hinted to me maybe being compromised but doesn't appear to be. Really missing some creamy mouthfeel and texture to bring it all together, but it's fruit angle is very fun and enjoyable.

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Raspberry Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.