Trickery | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
hardywood.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout.

Added by BeastLU on 10-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
436
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
Wants:
218
Gots:
116
For Trade:
18
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Photo of esktime
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EJJ1848
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prospero
4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.84/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of moneynoobject
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Black with brown head that dissipates after a few minutes. Unbelievable Apple brandy bourbon and chocolate nose and flavor, yet perhaps that star of the show is the mouth feel ... thick viscous and rich. Must try!

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4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shogun250
4.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyecko
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mark000
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to the incomparable cejaev for this 750ML C&C bottle. I’ve come to love Hardywood’s barrel program, & that love has rubbed off on my trading partner’s leg. I hope. Split with my wife.

The pour is black, no white from the milkiness of milk stout. Looks rather menacing. Nose is surprisingly light: lovely old apple brandy dusting (emphasis on the brandy), chocolate powder, booziness. What I know is a lovely base beer is hidden, nose-wise, by the staves.

Trickery: wow. Foolery was excellent; the apple brandy barrels takes this up another notch, & there ain’t too many more notches until we’re Dancing on the Ceiling. Again, the brandy fingerprints is all over this: massive brandy notes with a bit of Honeycrisp. Underneath the sublime barrel are boomingly sweet malts, lactose, Wisconsin maple syrup, cocoa, brown sugar.. Alcohol muddies the senses. Thick. I’d like to drink this until I fell asleep sitting up.

Better than many advertised whales, this is an elite level beer. A. Mazing.

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4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robertjskelton
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJuva13
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mad3air
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OleDixie
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MTKATL
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donovansill
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Billy_Bars
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JebBeerFish
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 2015 bottle.

A: 1/2 head on gentle pour; very darkish brown/black.

N: Nice sweetness. I don't drink brandy so I can't say that I noticed brandy in the nose, but it was very nice.

T: Very good. I have had a number of Hardywood stouts, and this one clearly stands above all that I have had. This will probably seem too simplistic, but if BCBS was aged in brandy barrels, this is what I imagine it would taste like. I've had a number of Brandy barrel aged beers, and this is the best.

O: A very good beer, and one which does not trade at whale like levels. Seek this one out.

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Photo of Jlang2012
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Trickery from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
4.52 out of 5 based on 436 ratings.
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