Raspberry Stout | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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4.01/5
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393 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#4,517
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
393
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
97
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 393 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Mike_Benson
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

raspberry is hard to pull off, but they did it in a balanced manner. I had high expectations too because I generally like raspberry flavored things. great stout, was super pleased my friend was able to get a bottle to share

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a wine glass to a black beer topped by a dense and long lasting three finger tan head which fades leaving decent lacing
S: Smells of raspberries and dark chocolate
T: Taste is raspberries, chocolate, light roasted malts and a hint of smoke. Maybe a bit oxidized from the age as well as I've had this one for about three years. Swallow is more raspberries and chocolate with some more hints of oxidation. Flavors are very mellow as well.
M: This beer is thick and velvety on the palate while the carbonation is on the low side of the spectrum but is still adequate. The beer has a dry finish.
O: Overall I think this is really good. It has aged well over time but this one is probably best consumed fresh when the fruit notes are a little more vibrant. Well done though and worth a try if you can find it.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a VERY dark brown or black with a light brown head, which lasts a good while. Definite raspberries in the nose. Definite raspberry in the mouth as well, along with a nice roasted malt flavor. Yum!

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Photo of Marraybay
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look - Dark reddish brown as the name implies. Not much head.

Smell - Raspberries; java; chocolate

Taste: Really a nice overall mix of fruit, chocolate, and roasted grains.

Feel: Thick; very smooth and velvety.

Overall: Had this at an event and it was by far the best pour of the night. Would
certainly enjoy having it again.

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Photo of taospowder
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nmgreen
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flgimp
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kdouble
4.59/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RareJugPirate
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, but not great. Need to try the bourbon barrel version soon. I usually LOVE Hardywood stouts. This one was just ok.

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Photo of curlybird
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A growler into a snifter appears black in color with a khaki head.

Bold raspberry nose and honestly not much room for else but maybe some char when you take a deep whiff.

The taste is raspberry upfront then earth and char like coffee and chocolate.

Medium to lighter in body with moderate carbonation. Its decent and different but not something I need to have again.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nosquatch
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It wasn’t a bad beer, in fact it’s a pretty good stout. But...everyone I know has a big but, let’s talk about this big “but”. I didn’t get much in the way of chocolate or raspberry. A little disappointing. Glad I bought at Costco for a good price. Costco...am I right?

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusion7777
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bossmandillard
4.96/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of stortore
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlang2012
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Raspberry Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 393 ratings