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Raspberry Stout - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 301
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 38.83%
Wants: 51
Gots: 67 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States | website

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: 32 | Hads: 301
Reviews by Zraly:
Photo of Zraly
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | 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. No fake or overly-sweet fruit flavors to muck up the flavor or mouthfeel. Soft 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 made for dessert.

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.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of tigg924
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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1.25/5  rDev -69.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Large shared bottle.
Pours thick and dark with nice reddish-brown highlights.
Aroma - lots of raspberry here; so much that this smmells more like a fruit beer than a stout.

Flavor: both dark grains and raspberry are obvious although the raspberry is the dominant flavor. Hints of chocolate, Sweet and bitter at appropriate levels.

Overall: a very fruit stout.

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Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of 4lo
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
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!

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

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4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Raspberry Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.