Hoax | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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4.36/5
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16 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,613
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
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0
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2
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1
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Zazzi82
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmann08
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sheppard
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown, with tan head. Some chocolate and molasses on the nose. Burnt toast, a little smoke, rounded out with caramel and chocolate. I like this, but I'm not getting the grape brandy barrels and that's a huge bummer.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmartin
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very sweet; very dark, deep, and delicious. One of the best of the sweet stouts I've had. Wish I had a case of it. Had one bottle. Will I ever have another?

This was supposedly a 2018 release; but label is identical to 2017 release, so I'm not sure if it is the same bottling released a year later, or a new product. Either way it is just tremendous. A little more bitterness and darkness than some others. but it is a great balance. Increased hop presence seems to compensate for lack of something like coffee. Brandy flavor seems to put this in the superior, world- class category.

Got to give it a rare "5" as it is one of the best beers I've ever had. It beats Bourbon County, narrowly beats Black Tuesday, and gives some Trillium offerings a run for their money.

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Photo of Zraly
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Burnt marshmallows in the nose, jet black with a mocha head. Sweet and boozy with a thick fudge finish. Caramel candies soaked in Zinfandel. Darn good.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jimpyle48
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.64/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Armando_Perez
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hoax from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 16 ratings