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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
I probably didnít let this one "warm" up enough as there isnít the slightest bit of head on this pour. It is thick though, and it is black. Really heavy-looking. Might be the glass I chose though, because CPís pour had a nice half-finger of mocha-colored froth on top. This is a really thick and luscious beer. Heavy, slightly oily feel. Good carbonation. A sipper. The first whiff of this smells exactly like freshly-baked gingerbread cookies. Spot on. They nailed it. Sweet bready aroma, vanilla, creme brulee, faint chocolate. Smells great. This beer starts out sweet for sure, with just a smidge of ginger on the finish. Sometimes when a sweet stout is "imperialized," it can get too sweet and cloying. Not this one. Great balance of sweetness and semi-bitter dark chocolate. Vanilla, sugar cookies, ginger, roasted cocoa. Iím glad I split this bottle, as I wouldnít think Iíd enjoy a full bottle to myself, but as my glass empties, I find myself wishing there was more. Fantastic beer. Iíd like more, and am definitely interested in the Barrel-Aged version now.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (385) - - NOV 22, 2015
Iíve been waiting weeks to finally sit down and try this one. Hardywood is like an hour and a half away so I can always get their awesome stuff pretty easily. Diving into this one, aroma smells like a cookie sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla topped with milk chocolate and ginger. Itís cool because you can pull out each individual note that gives it the aroma. Color is dark as midnight donít even bother looking through this. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and ginger. Exactly as advertised. Nothing is overpowering or too much, just the right amount of each. Itís really smooth and creamy as well. Overall, this is one of the best stouts Iíve had. Tastes exactly as advertised and is perfectly balanced. I love that fact that they were able to make it taste like what itís called. Great brewery and beer. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1571) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Big bottle. Beautiful black with a foamy light brown head. Aromas of ginger, chocolates, raisins, alcohol. Taste is ginger, chocolate, raisins, dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2015
From a trade - definitely ginger forward on the nose and plate like it should be, but also light chocolate and roast, moderate vanilla and a touch of honey. Body is thinner than expected but the flavor more than makes up for it. Delicious winter brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1247) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle around a year old. Absolute awesome! Rich ginger and some chocolate. Lots of vanilla. Smooth and rich with a sticky finish. Blown away! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (391) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Aroma: gingerbread spices, alcohol, caramel, Appearance: clear black, brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2736) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Roasted malt aroma with a very prominent zesty ginger presence. Peppery and very gingery with a chocolate cookie presence. Kind of reminds me of ginger snaps. Some bready yeast, cocoa and coffee bean but the spice/ginger really overpowers things. Surprising how much this tastes like a ginger bread cookie. Sweet but not cloyingly so with strong ginger and English biscuit flavor. Tastes just like the cookie with cinnamon, brown sugar and ginger snap followed by hints of bakerís chocolate, oatmeal and subtle roast. Nicely balanced with a well masked ABV making it easy to drink. Sweet but not boozy or cloying. Great gingerbread cookie flavor but still tastes like a stout. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. The aroma has chocolate, alcohol, ginger and woodiness. It has a medium body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor has dry roast, cinnamon, ginger, dry bread, cookies and an Irish stout sort of roast. The finish is quite dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1147) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle shared by Darrin in the line for BlŚbśr Release 2015. Pours a dark, reddish brown with a small, tan head. Aroma has GINGER! Lots of it! And cinnamon, dough, cookies, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, allspice. Very niec and sweet! Taste is less exciting. Sweet, spicy and a bit of cola. Roasty coffee-like finish. Light body for the style and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2512) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. A deep black pour with a tanned head. Nose is ofcourse loaded with spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, chocolate and dark malts. just full of spices and it has really nothing to do With gingerbread imo. Not my kind of beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7111) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Black pour with a nice tan head. Light ginger aroma, vanilla, loads of spice, canít say it would specifically remind me of gingerbread. Bitter flavor, loads of spice, some sweetness, ginger, vanilla, etc. Not bad, but disappointed. Used to be overhyped for sure.

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