Gingerbread Stout | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with baby ginger from Casselmonte Farm and wildflower honey from Bearer Farms, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout captures the terroir of central Virginia in a rich, creamy libation with a velvety mouthfeel and an intriguing evolution of flavors from milk chocolate and vanilla to honeycomb and cinnamon to a snap of ginger in the finish.

Deep, dark chocolate in color with a mahogany tint and a frothy, caramel colored head, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout offers aromatics of holiday spice originating from the ginger, and balanced with a generous dose of whole Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans and Vietnamese cinnamon. Milk sugar (lactose) contributes to the full body of this stout and tames its roasty character, while oats lend a silky quality. Enjoy fresh, or cellar for a special occasion. We hope Hardywood Gingerbread Stout contributes to your merriment this season.

55 IBU

Added by TechTriumph on 12-08-2011

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Ranking:
#602
Reviews:
199
Ratings:
1,435
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
4.72
 
 
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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brendanjames
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Deep, dark brown. Opaque. Big, thick light brown head that faded quickly, but left good lacing.

S---I get sweet Guinness. Some burnt malts. It's clearly a stout with sweetness, cinnamon & light gingerbread.

T---Gingerbread is more prominent in the taste, as is the cinnamon. Very nice.

F---Lighter than I would have expected. High alcohol lends no harshness. Creamy & smooth.

O---Damn good stuff. My wife's aunt gave this to me as part of a Christmas package. This is going to be the 2nd best one from the bunch,

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluebird218
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured at 52 degrees into a tulip. Near-black with 2+ fingers of tan head that fade to a ring.

The nose is ginger, cinnamon, cola, root beer, and buttery pie crust. Hints of cherry and butterscotch.

The taste opens with cinnamon and ginger, becoming buttery and cookie-like mid-palate, before some char and bitterness ride out on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium minus. Bordering on thin, which causes a beer that's otherwise tasty to be a little less round than it should be on the backend. Hints of red fruit, licorice, and cola.

Overall, an enjoyable beer but the mouthfeel is lacking. 8-/10

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AW311
3.07/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Fairly thin mouth feel for the ABV, ginger dominates in a bad clove like way. Not the worst, but not something I would seek out again.

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Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 1,435 ratings