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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

Dunt's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Received in a trade with a generous BA. Beer has piqued my interest for awhile, I’m really happy to be finally giving this a try. Pours a pitch black in color with some brown hues around the edge of the glass. Nose is gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice. Normally I think the nose would be taken over with spices in this beer, but the gingerbread is holding strong. It’s prominent and pleasant. Taste is dry gingerbread, it’s not overpowering, but it’s gentle and pleasant. There is the aforementioned spice and chocolate and just a little coffee. Moderate mouthfeel, light to moderate carbonation, and a long finish. This is exactly what I was hoping for. When I heard the description, I didn’t think it would live up to the flavor, but it surpassed my expectations. This would be an excellent holiday sipper at thanksgiving or Christmas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1356) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle in line for Blåbær ’15. Blackish pour with a tan head. Notes of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and chocolate. A bit weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3883) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
How: Bottle (750 ml) at tasting. From Frank, thanks!

>>> A surprisingly thin but otherwise decent spicy stout.

+ Spices, despite being the dominant flavor, aren’t offensive and are rather well integrated
The body was light to medium and combined with a rather weak mouthfeel, the result is that the beer felt really thin for the style
There was an unpleasant acidity in the taste
Not much depth or complexity
The bourbon barrel-aged version, although not stellar, was much better

Flavors: Ginger, roasted malts, cinnamon, lactic notes

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Tim. Aroma is full on, lots of ginger, pfeffernusse, creamy. Taste is full on too, rich, sweet, gingerbread, spice, coats the mouth. Creamy, vanilla. Dark fruit. Nutty. And nutty. (?)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours dark brown with very low brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is of spices. Taste is of spices, malt, some acidity. Palate: Light-medium body. Light-medium carbonation. Overall: Ok. Not a favorite of mine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle thanks to Darrin. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aromas of ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, malts, chocolate, honey cake. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa, ginger, honey cake, caramel, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2176) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue and a small off-white rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of grapes and bourbon. Taste is of spices, chocolate, grapes. Moderately sweet. Body is full and carbonation soft. Overall a pretty tasty stout, not too ginger-forward in comparison to the BA version but still interesting enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (728) - ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2015
Pours dark, bit if beige head. Aroma is thick gingerbread, loads of it, sweet and full of cookies. Taste is sort of what it smells. Loads of ginger, cookies and Christmas flavours. Also reminds me some pumpkin beers, probably because of all those spices. Nice dessert beer. Not really a beer I’d like to have a full pint of but a small glass feels nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5689) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
pours unclear light brown with a small light beige cap, some retention and lacing. mint and ginger vanilla chocolate cookies, burnt caramel, spices, vanilla, lactose, awkward yeast. light to low carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet and plain spicy finish. low-fi ginger. subpar spiced stout o-k.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (4231) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle shared. Dark almost black pour with white head. Light vegetal notes, light cocoa, spicy, cinnamon. Taste is bitter, spicy, lots of ginger, light chocolate, light roasty notes. Palate is med light bodied with good carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (416) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Over the top aroma, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, wood, soy sauce, butterscotch, eggnog, chocolate, rum spice, light booze. Very over the top and artificial tasting. Lightly boozy, extremely thin, not very stout like.

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