Ruse | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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4.4/5
Outstanding
100 Ratings
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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): 11.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#685
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
100
pDev:
7.27%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
29
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Prost76
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buzzy
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Armando_Perez
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional balanced flavors that dance on your tongue and tickle your senses. Had poured out of a bomber into a snifter glass. Pours dark chocolate with a frothy head.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pencible
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at SAVOR 2017. This brew was very roasty and sweet, with tons of barrel character but not much red wine noticeable. It had a hot and sticky finish, but it was otherwise very rich and delicious.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

SAVOR D.C. 2017

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jlabs
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of foamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A powerful, bracing aroma of chocolate, malt, a vinous quality, and oak.

T: Like the aroma, the taste was very big: Tons of malt, a lot of chocolate, a mild milky quality, a huge amount of the advertised red wine, a hint of oak, and tinge caramel. While the booze from the red wine is quite noticeable, it never overpowers the other ingredients. A complex flavor.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a prickly finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is a massive beer that assaults your palate; it's certainly not for amateurs. Definitely drinkable.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Furlinator
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque black with a beige head that fades completely. Huge chocolate aroma with notes of vague fruit. Taste follows with boozy barrel accents. Full texture with low carbonation. Outstanding.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2017 Vintage
750ml cork and cage bottle poured into an oversized wine glass

A- pours jet black with a motor oil consistency, producing a dark brown foamy head that has short retention before leaving just a ring behind

S- huge red wine notes pour out of the glass, bringing aromas of black currant, plum, black cherry, red apple skin, anise, dried cranberry, leather & earthy/woody oak. The base beer brings undertones of milk chocolate, vanilla cream, milk sugars and caramel.

T- red wine is immediately noticed up front with notes of black currant, black cherry, red plum & red apple skin. Mid-palate brings rich dark milk chocolate, vanilla whipping cream, molasses, caramel/toffee & fig. The finish gives woody oak and has a surprisingly dry, tannic linger

M- thick and viscous body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy silky mouthfeel and a velvety finish that lingers with just a hint of alcohol warmth

O- an outstanding barrel treatment adds multiple layers to the base beer, rich dark fruit throughout, outstanding

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Ruse from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 100 ratings