Raspberry Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by Zraly:
4.49/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours thick black with an ample tan head. Very aromatic -- the smell of fresh raspberries wafts around and makes this stout undeniably enticing. The smell is perfect. I had this first on draft at the brewery and loved it so much I brought a growler home.
Rich, dark chocolatey notes predominate and the finish is a snappy raspberry note. Nice espresso-like bitterness rounds out on the palate, which balances out the otherwise very rich, fudge-like characteristic of this stout. A bit of chew and earth. Tastes like eating chocolate cake filled with raspberry puree. Full-bodied and definitely for those that like something a bit on the sweeter side; hop heads will probably balk if that is their only pursuit.
I was able to convince my non-RIS drinking girlfriend to try this one and she liked it. She requested a glass from the growler with no arm twisting -- and a full glass, not a 3 oz. pour. It's a fantastic dessert beer. Hardywood Park is consistent in offering quality brews.
Serving type: growler
04-15-2013 00:09:55 | More by Zraly
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: This poured an opaque black cherry with a bit of tan head.
S: It smelled like dry cocoa powder, with a little dark fruit and rich dark chocolate.
T: It tasted like rich dark chocolate and sweet and tart raspberry, with some dry cocoa powder. It had a clean and lasting sweet tart aftertaste.
M: It was thick with fine carbonation. Very nice slick body.
D: This was a great beer, just what you would hope for based on the label. Perfect balance of sweet and tart, but not cloying in the scent or taste. The body was excellent, and the finish was smooth with pretty well hidden alcohol. So easy to drink, but it should be sipped and savored. Might hold up over time, but should probably be enjoyed fresh to get the most fruit character. Solid brew.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 20:14:37 | More by Pencible
Raspberry Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.