Gingerbread Stout | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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4.3/5
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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#600
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
1,436
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
4.72
 
 
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656
Gots:
504
Trade:
54
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Ratings: 1,436 |  Reviews: 200
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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Photo of briancathy
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesStreet
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of darktronica
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An attractive pour, with good carbonation and swirling remnants of head mixing on the surface. A nice ginger and chocolate aroma, with honey more on the mid-palate. Thinner body than expected, with a finish more like molasses cookies than a gingerbread.

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Photo of WhackoMillah93
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of confer
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rindir
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coreypegram
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jgran737
2.77/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I do not know what they did with this years batch, but it doesn't taste anything at all like it had previous years. Super carbonated, smells off, very little spice, feels like I'm drinking soda or something. Hopefully the BA variant is better or I'm going to be a very sad dude. I always get hyped for this release too! Stout used to be a 5/5 for me. Hopefully I just got a bad bottle or something.

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

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

Photo of Dewsby
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chester303
3.23/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This year's batch is not up to par with previous years. It has a fairly thin mouth feel and and an unusual amount of carbonation compared to last year's. Flavor is off as well. I get initial ginger but nothing much after that which was very disappointing. I was expecting the creamy mouth feel with the awesome flavors of ginger, chocolate, and vanilla that has brought this beer to be such an anticipated release, unfortunately not this year.

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

Photo of tcorbs88
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerrat
3.01/5  rDev -30%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Phineasco
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pitch black with 2 inch khaki head.
Smell: Gingerbread, nutmeg, apple, and mulled spices.
Taste: Gingerbread, banana bread, nutmeg, and mulled spices.
Mouthfeel: Medium with good complexity.
Overall: A good fun stout from Hardywood. Not too sweet.

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Gingerbread Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 1,436 ratings