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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4623) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewery, 11/17/12

Aroma: The nose has sweet malts, ginger, some spices, cinnamon, and some cookie
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a small head atop it
Flavor: The taste has a nice combination of sweet/cookie, spice, malts, and A little bit of booze
Palate: This one is rather drinkable considering the ABV, has a fairly full body, and creamy feel
Overall Impression:  This one is one heck of a desert-style stout. I thought it really worked. I mean, I can’t imagine wanting to drink it everyday, but for an occasional one-off it is really good. The name says it all here, it is a gingerbread cookie stout, and they nailed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2160) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Brown pour with a slight off white head. Malty ginger nose. Ginger malt sugary mouthfeel win some ginger finish. Cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Tap at Barcade Philly.
Appearance: Black body, thick and creamy tan head.
Aroma: Vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate and ginger. Leans sweet with bready gingerbread. Smells wonderful.
Taste: Tastes like a frosted gingerbread cookie with some chocolate backing. Very nice, moderately sweet with an astringent finish.
Palate: Full-bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Damn good stout. Tastes like advertised. Wouldn’t want more than 12 ounces but damn it’s good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (100) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Big bottle into pint glass. Dark brown color with 3 finger tan head. Aroma reeks with notes of gingerbread. Taste is lightly sweet and medium spiced with a touch of bitterness toward finish. Malty. Light carbonation. Medium bodied. Somewhat thick textured. Good winter time or holiday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2881) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1552) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4625) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1327) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (859) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle at RBWG. Nice caramel color. Smelled like gingersnaps cookies. Lots of vanilla and roast. Really sweet and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7532) - 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.

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