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:
366
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
88
For Trade:
5
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

a great and wonderful beer, courtesy of traveling claystation. deep and dark in color, almost black brown with a matte finish and over an inch of tan head, comprised of teeny tiny bubbles and lasting good and long, with some rings as it sips on down. it smells raspberry heavy, really fresh and bright, as tart as it is sweet, made bitter and balanced by the cocoa nibs and the well roasted barley malt. some sweeter chocolate notes in the taste, but they are short lived. the raspberry comes on pretty early and sticks with it all the way through to the finish, moving slowly from just a little sweet to just a little tart. great use of fruit in a dark beer. impressive. velvety smooth with a creamy texture that makes its full body seem light, and also reduces the apparentness of the alcohol to a non factor in this beer. earthy roasted barley notes highlight how interesting the fruit really is. fun stuff, thou would never know its strength, and overall a fantastic beer. easily the best i have had from hardywood.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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 brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Fills the glass with a fudge brown liquid accented by ruby highlights; the modest head leaves a few squiggles of lacing

Smell: The raspberry tones blend with the roast and the chocolate

Taste: The roast and the chocolate elements jut forward on the palate with the raspberry coming later to add both sweetness and tartness; the more the beer warms the more you notice the tarter side of the raspberry

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Hardywood does a great job with its stout variants and this beer adds another notch in their belt

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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

Large shared bottle.
Pours thick and dark with nice reddish-brown highlights.
Aroma - lots of raspberry here; so much that this smmells more like a fruit beer than a stout.

Flavor: both dark grains and raspberry are obvious although the raspberry is the dominant flavor. Hints of chocolate, Sweet and bitter at appropriate levels.

Overall: a very fruit stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Rifugium
2.95/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap at the POPE.

Murky, muddy appearance, dark brown chocolaty, with little to no head, leaving greasy film on the glass. I imagine I just got a bad pour, making this the bar's fault. Aroma of dark malts and raspberry jam. Taste of baker's chocolate, raspberry jam sweetness, earthy, or dirty rather. Slick, oily mouthfeel, chewy and somewhat unpleasant, yet still too light/thin for a stout. Tried giving this the benefit of the doubt, assuming a bad pour, but I still got a pretty good idea of what was going on. Too much clashing sweetness going on.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

harsh raspberry bubble gum over stale chocolate.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Raspberry Stout from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
4.13 out of 5 based on 366 ratings.
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