Trickery | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk 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
Ranking:
#260
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
487
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
Wants:
236
Gots:
109
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 59
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4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HOPTOMIC_BOMB
4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BSecaida
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rothobinide
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hawkfish
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.11/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nollie77
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MWolverines66
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Vidblain
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tremendously good - I'm a huge fan of apple brandy barrels, and this is an exemplary representative of how much depth, complexity, and dimension those barrels grant a beer. The nose is all rich, boozy brandy. The taste and mouth feel have a nice light barrel presence, slightly thinner, but bursting with brandy flavor.

It's a killer beer. I am embarrassed to say that I chugged a good half of the bottle on video while at a share.

Oops? At least it's not golden showers in a Russian brothel.

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Photo of Slack
4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown to black with tinted head.

Nose is a mixture of roasted malts, caramelized sugars, apple brandy, and vanilla

Taste is sweet apply brandy mixed with cocoa, a bit of roasted coffee, and a bit of vanilla

Mouthful is heavy, coating, and a bit cloying. Carbonation is medium to low. Finish is subtlety sweet.

Apply brandy beers done well are rare and this falls into that ballpark.

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4.02/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cibsie
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Trickery tulip glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a thick black inky body with a dark brown one finger head that reduces to leave a ring of foam and spotty lacing.

Aromas are heavy on the brandy-bourbon, vanilla, surprisingly I get a good amount of apple-brandy, which I don't usually get from apple brandy aged stouts. Cocoa and milk chocolate are present on the nose as well.

Taste starts out with lightly sweet vanilla-chocolate-cocoa, light apple-brandy, whiskey, followed by coffee and finished with bittersweet chocolate, bakers chocolate and a nice roastyness that lingers on the tongue. Body is thick, rich, medium carbonation, near perfect.

This beer did not disappoint, and for 13.5% I barely got any burn. World class!

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4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nedster10
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boston970
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cparthemore
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jmalo
4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monty79_1997
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Trickery from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 487 ratings