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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut (1993) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle from the BA Buffalo bottle share. Pours mahogany hue with a silky tan head with good retention. Nose is all ginger bread. Taste is sweet, but not cloying, features ginger bread, vanilla, and chocolate. Body is big and burly but slick none the less. One of the highlights of the night for sure.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. Dark brown with a smaller brown ring. Nose is sweet and spicy; vanilla and ginger snap cookie. Really great gingerbread / ginger snap taste... I love it! This is spot on and exactly what I’d hoped for. Well done, I’d love to get my hands on this again around Christmas.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to jackl free beer week. Poured almost black with min. Aroma full of spices cinnamon nutmeg sweet. Light carb med bod. Taste is less intense then aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Draft at EBF. Poured a great looking pitch bkack with a full foamy beige head. Aroma/flavor of gingerbread cookies, lpsugar topped lightly burnt toast, dry vanilla bean and some milk. Smooth body with average carbonation. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1152) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Sample at EBF. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is gingerbread, wow! Flavor does not disappoint. Mild chocolate, fresh gingerbread.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (696) - USA - MAR 11, 2015
750mL bottle poured into a tulip -- Opaque brown/black pour with quick to dissipate tan head. Aroma of sweet Christmas. Flavor follows and the spice profile is complimentary, subtle and delicious. This beer is so delicious you’ll want to drink a whole bottle and is easy enough to drink you could and high enough abv you’ll be drunk if you do.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle at RBWG. Nice caramel color. Smelled like gingersnaps cookies. Lots of vanilla and roast. Really sweet and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6784) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle - Gingerbread and some roast malts. Deep brown with a thin beige head. Ginger, vanilla and spice with a bit of a bitter finish. Not bad, but finish is a bit harsh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2498) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle at GT. nose is huge ginger and dark bread. Nice clove character with a pine note. Like a cake.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Growler at Brony Tasting, DC. Amazing ginger-snap aroma. Dark brown. Lovely sweet body. Spicy baked sweets, so tasty and balanced well. Great specialty beer. I could drink lots of this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2015
750 ccs from Whole Foods Plymouth and Capone’s. Pours hazy dark brownish black, with a mahogany/ruby look at the edges through direct light. The head is 3-finger, tan, and creamy. This one looks great. Nose is delicisous gingerbread, roasty dark malt, spice. Tastes great, dark malt paired with an assertive gingerbread taste, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg. Purists will bristle, but I find this to be an incredibly well made example of this style.


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