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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
babymaddy (6) - richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
750 ml, caged and corked bottle from the brewery. This beer has the aroma and flavor of Christmas. The ginger comes through in the aroma along with some roasty malty goodness. It pours a dark ruby color with a nice lasting head. The taste is fantasit with notes of gingerbread, chocolate, caramel and toffee. The finish is nice and warming with a slight spiciness to it.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1571) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from Joe. Thanks! Pours dark brown to black with a massive khaki brown head that sticks around a good bit. Flavor is light roast that bursts into a big punch of gingerbread cookie, but not overly spicy at all, nice light sweetness on the finish balances things well. Body is on the thinner side for an imperial stout, and it would be really nice to see this thickened up with some chocolate to support the nice spice. That would be delicious. As is, it is very yummy and highlights the shizz out of the gingerbread cookieness without being just ginger spice. Nicely done, but give this some rich heft and Iíll buy it again. Otherwise, Iíll leave it for everyone else.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4284) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle shared by Ken. Huge gingerbread aroma throughout. Spicy. Light stout body. Great taste. Like a cookie! Really enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Deep brown color with a nice off-white head. The aroma carries a nice gingerbread spice. Flavor is a deep chocolate roasty stout with a strong gingerbread spice...a great Christmas beer. Notes: Denver Rare Beer Tasting í13

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3786) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice beige head. Aroma of spice, malt, and chocolate. Taste is ginger, roasted malt, cinnamon, chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. Very rich and creamy. Excellent. Canít wait to find the BA version.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidobutai (437) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Nice appearance, great lacing. Delicious aroma, cinnamon maybe? Amazing taste, creamy, smooth, perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nasmith003 (125) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Definitely hits the gingerbread notes with fresh ginger aroma and flavor. Malty backbone and slight hop bite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (841) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Aroma of gingerbread and allspice. Pours a dark brown color with a short lasting tan well laced head. Taste of gingerbread and spice with a creamy feel and a spice finish.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike5326 (1037) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Gingerbread and malt aroma. Full body with a creamy gingerbread flavor and a full finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pressboxjoe (242) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Wine bottle, tulip. Robust tan head from robust pour. Aroma of ginger and brown sugar. Some peppermint. Flavor ginger, bitter cocoa, condensed milk. So so sweet. In the end more ginger medicine than gingerbread cookie. Not for me. Not horrible.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3415) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a creamy balsa head. Nose is toasted coconut morphing into ginger and vanilla with hints of cocoa. As rich as hoped for with a medium to full body and a bright tang. Again I get coconut in the taste but the honey really shines. The ginger adds a nice bite with a touch of molasses and coffee bean ending with bitter cinnamon.


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