Hardywood Park / Cigar City Brewing Milkman | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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4.07/5
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129 Ratings
Hardywood Park / Cigar City Brewing MilkmanHardywood Park / Cigar City Brewing Milkman
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brocktune on 01-20-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
129
pDev:
8.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
35
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of dbrauneis
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanK252
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a snifter glass

A: Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a rich deep tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little nice lacing.

S: Molasses, umami, dark chocolate, roasty malt, slightly smokey, burnt toast, kinda nutty, and a hint of coffee.

T: Dark bittersweet chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, burnt toast, coffee, slightly nutty, and a touch of lactose sweetness.

M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, creamy smooth, alcohol was very well hidden.

O: With a little age the roasty side has come out nicely while any lactose milk stout sweetness has faded to just a nice accent.

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Photo of Goatdavemac
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taeryn
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared with Kyle.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a nice dark black hue with a thin mocha head that leaves a nice halo.

S - Aromas of fudgy chocolate, nice light malts. Very chocolate heavy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of chocolate with a light coffee note. Faint apples.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated smooth, booze hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was rather tasty, nice and chewy with good chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of gopens44
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks nice, big thick chocolate head on top this opaque blackness along with the heavy lacing.

Nose is a big chocolate punch with hints of molasses, fig and black cherry in near equal amounts.

Tastes massive as well. It's got chocolate, molasses and old fashioned licorice on the finish.

Mouthfeel is almost chewy before it fades off, leaving a ton of sweetness on the tongue.

Of all the chocolate stouts I have had, this one is an absolute chocolate bomb. I mean goodness, this thing is like a Hershey bar in a bottle. Well not exactly, but you get my point. Being said, this indeed is a great beer, but this big bottle will be a bit of a chore to finish for just one person.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a recent trade.

This one pours a very dark black, with a deep mocha-colored head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like deep, rich chocolate- cocoa nibs and chocolate syrup, with some roasted malt, and sweet vanilla cream.

This has gotta be on the most chocolatey beers I've ever had, it's insane. Just a really nice authentic chocolate flavor here, rich, earthy, and just a little bit sweet, some sweet vanilla cream, some lactose as it is a milk stout after all, and a little bit of roasted malt. It manages to not be too sweet, which is nice, nice balance of sweet and bitter.

This has a super thick and fudgy mouthfeel, with a lower level of carbonation.

A really excellent milk stout, one of the best chocolate based stouts that I've had.

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Photo of Jas45678
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_M
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This been had a huge aroma of dark chocolate/cocoa powder, with some underlying vanilla and coffee as well. The flavor profile replicated the nose, but there was something of burnt toast underling grittiness that was intriguing as well. For much a big beer, it really wasn't all the boozy, and I would not have guessed the abv. was that high. A little bit went a long way, but even so, this was a fun beer to sample.

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Photo of chuckv
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle. Inky and viscous. Nice mocha head. Rich dark chocolate and booze aroma. Taste is also very rich. Sweet caramel. Milk chocolate. Booziness. The finish is bitter dark chocolate and fudge. Very heavy and sweet. Sluggish to drink. I expected worse, but the flavors aren't bad. It's just over the top.

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Photo of Zel4648
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidanastas
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rynegne
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is 13.5%...? Wtf. So smooth for such a big stout. Delicious dark chocolate with evident molasses and light roasted coffee bean.

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Photo of woodchip
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SveNss0N
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jordy777
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hardywood Park / Cigar City Brewing Milkman from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 129 ratings
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