Raspberry Stout | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate Stout with Virginia raspberries

Added by MDDMD on 03-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
362
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
90
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 362 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of cd34
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Extremely raspberry forward. If that isn't your thing, avoid this. Deep purple color, raspberry all over the nose and taste, soft creamy mouthfeel. Solid beer.

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Photo of fishguyac
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out into a Corsondonk goblet a rich dark brown that looks black. There is a 1/4“ light tan head that recedes to a ring and an irregular island of foam on the surface. Sipping creates a few scattered specks and patches of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas include the chocolate and raspberry blend up front, with just a hint of roasted malt in the background.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with but with chocolate up front and backed up strongly by the raspberries. There’s also a light touch of roasted malt and bitterness from the roast. Mingled in to the flavor mix are some fruity sweetness and a bit of tartness from the raspberries. There doesn’t seem to be any real hop bitterness showing. The alcohol is well concealed here and noticeable only from the slight warmth it creates after several sips.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied and fairly smooth with the small bubbled light carbonation. The medium long finish begins as the chocolate and roasted malt recede further into the background, leaving the raspberry, the light sweetness and the touch of tartness to slowly follow them. Finally in the ending there is again some dark roasted bitterness that becomes tinged with a dry hint of the raspberry in the back of the palate.

Overall this is a very well made beer that I’m very much enjoying and one I certainly expect to be having again. In fact I think I’ll get another bottle to have on hand for a special occasion or for a day that needs to be improved by having a special beer. If you think you might enjoy chocolate covered raspberries this is recommended.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep, black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of raspberries, chocolate, malt, and some hops.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of dark chocolate, a good shot of raspberries (not as much you might think), some malt, light hops, and a creamy quality. A very solid flavor that's not as centered on raspberries as advertised. Still, a complex and satisfying flavor.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: This isn't the perfect stout, but it's very well done and certainly drinkable. Well worth a look.

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Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gordavidson
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark black color with a nice tan head that lingers and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell is mostly raspberry with hints of chocolate.
Taste is more sweet chocolate with the raspberries being in the background but they still add a nice tartness. The alcohol is not too strong and the beer improves as it warms up.
Has a nice creamy mouth feel.
Very enjoyable overall.

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Photo of gestyr
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep black in the glass with red tone when held to the light. Nice tan head that lasts. Smells of chocolate, raspberries, dark malt. Tastes of chocolate and raspberries. Well balanced. A bit lighter in body than I expected. Nice warming and bitterness. I would buy again.

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Photo of lochraneg
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
4.9/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of token_23223
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSeniorJudge
4.89/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Again these guys have really got something special when it comes to Brewing consistently good beer.

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Photo of Riff
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, inky black with about a finger of tan head that takes a while to dissipate. Smells primarily of raspberries and chocolate. Tastes like a chocolate bar with a little bit of raspberry to it. The raspberry is not cloyingly sweet, though it is slightly overpowered by the chocolate. Feel is on the thin side for a stout. Taste washes cleanly away, doesn't tend to linger long. Overall it smells great, doesn't quite deliver on the smell but is still a tasty stout.

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Photo of frasergrove
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vtmel82
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Raspberry Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
4.13 out of 5 based on 362 ratings.
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