Christmas Morning
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #43
Ranked #1,012
4.33 | pDev: 7.16%
Apr 09, 2023
Dec 13, 2014
Hardywood Christmas Morning lends a cheerfully heightened decadence to our Gingerbread Stout through deep conditioning on locally roasted Brazilian and Sumatran coffee beans from Blackhand Coffee Co. Hints of sweet honey and oven baked gingerbread greet the comforting nuances of freshly brewed morning coffee in this imperial milk stout. Skip the leftover cookies and milk and awaken your senses with this delightful holiday tradition.
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Rated: 4.47 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Apr 09, 2023
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: It pours dark brown with a tan head. Head retention is low.

Smell: It has coffee aromas with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. There is a definitive sweetness up front.

Taste: It is quite sugary up front with cinnamon and nutmeg. There are ginger flavor with coffee. There is a bit of breadiness as well.

Feel: It has a medium full body with a sweet finish. The finish has a bit of bitterness in it as well.

Overall, there are some nice flavors with very smooth alcohol warming.
Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Feb 27, 2023
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pour had a head of quickly receding brown-tan foam covering a dark brown (verging on black). Scent has a delightful blend of coffee, ginger, gingerbread, cinnamon, and honey. Taste matches exceptionally well, a delightful blend of a christmas morning -- a bit sweet, a bit rich, a bit boozy. Feel is on the heftier side with a smooth, sweet aftertaste. A great offering to quaff on!
Feb 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Guppy314 from District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a can, pours as opaque black with dark tan decent lasting head. Aromas of coffee, sweet malt, and vanilla. Tasts are sweet-creamy-milk-forward with lots of gingerbread and roasted coffee notes. Nice, but to me, a bit of an off-putting chemically aftertaste.
Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2023
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
DATE: January 13, 2023... OCCASION: watching Black Mirror with Shan after a good week of work and so-so basketball... GLASSWARE: Citrabellum tulip pokal... sizzles out of the can, forming a quickly thinning, light brown, two-fingered roiling ring of head... its body, the expected coffee black... lactose, coffee bean, cola, browns sugar, cinnamon and some peat... a smooth draw, ripe with morning expectation and little hint of alcohol... some roasted malts provide a backbone... its first sip is warming, with heat at the throat, a dry, thick experience throughout--viscous and chewy, savory and creamy... a dessert beer that doubles as a morning jolt... vanilla and lactose weave among the coffee bean to craft an attractive sip, heavy with reckoning... the roasted malts fortify the experience, with sugars and cinnamon adding enough spice to make this worth enjoying slowly... these guys at Hardywood do Christmas well--a big beer that behaves as a medium-bodied stout... definitely one I will look for next year....
Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 2.8 by rakish from Virginia

Jan 12, 2023
Rated: 4.07 by BigFatOgre1975 from Rhode Island

Dec 29, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Dec 25, 2022
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Rated by lhogg from New York

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Very smooth with a robust taste of ginger. Very little carbonation. A sit down and enjoy the lights on the Christmas Tree beer.
Dec 23, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
pours dar with big head - lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon. couldn't drink more then 1 in a setting but nice chrismas taste
Dec 18, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by MGibbons from Maryland

Dec 14, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by shigg85 from Japan

Nov 20, 2022
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2021 16oz can.

Solid Christmas vibes. Good cinnamon on a roasty coffee base. Other adjuncts are subtle but relatively unnecessary. Drinks better as it warms. A great consistent holiday milk stout year-to-year.
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by heysuz from Indiana

Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by CGhent

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I liked this beer as one of the less sweet tasting Christmas brews from Hardywood. I liked the flavor as I prefer a beer with taste over something more fizzy. There was no bitter after-taste that I sometimes get from dark or other craft beers. Overall I liked it.
Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 09, 2022
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