RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 didnt let this one "warm" up enough as there isnt 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 CPs 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. Im glad I split this bottle, as I wouldnt think Id enjoy a full bottle to myself, but as my glass empties, I find myself wishing there was more. Fantastic beer. Id like more, and am definitely interested in the Barrel-Aged version now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1431) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Dark pour with tan head poured from draft at TJs. Licorice, bread, chocolate aroma. Very sweet stout but balanced with the booze. Not sure if theres much gingerbread in here but its sweet and spicy. Actually, it does taste like a gingerbread cookie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwill (78) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Black pour with minimal head. Aromas of cinnamon sugar, ginger, clove and toasted raisin bread. Taste explosions of gingerbread, molasses, espresso sweetness, fig, brown malt, bread, honey, cinnamon, fresh vanilla bean, lactose sugars. Christmas in a bottle. Smooth mouth feel. This beer is good money. If you see it, grab a bottle. Dont think you will be disappointed. Nice way to bring in 2017.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6232) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of gingerbread, nutmeg, roast, and dark chocolate. Taste of chocolate, roasted malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and gingerbread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1936) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pours black with a brown head. Roasted malt with spicy ginger aroma. Silky,creamy, mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malt with chocolate,vanilla, sweet honey, and light cinnamon. Peppery ginger and roasted malt finish. Really nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strap (824) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Wrttemberg, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2016
solid. lots of complex flavors here. good, vanilla and chocolate flavors, with some ginger and some roasted caramel notes. high alcohol and good stuff. i liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estover (83) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Perfect gingerbread on the nose and tongue, huge head that hangs around for a while. Full of everything that is good roasted. Great mouth feel. ABV is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Black brown colour, cream head. Aroma of malts, chocolate and cookies. Sweet flavour, spices, malts and chocolate. Spicy finish, malts.
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBSG IV, the Hot and Sweaty Edition, Gent 2015. Thanks for sharing, ElManana+1!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Thanks Tom for this long wanted brew!   Black, moderate to large foamy beige head, very nice lacing.   Gingerbread aroma, as well as sweet roasted malts.   Smells like the cookie!   So smooth on the tongue, just the right amount of Gingerbread to blend well with the sweet chocolately roasted malts.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Strong Gingerbread cookie like finish.   Sweet chocolate like roasted malts finish it off.   Great Holiday brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1219) - Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Pours black with a small beige head. Smells of ginger and subtle roast. Taste is light sweet, hints of spice and roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout finishes with a subtle lingering ginger sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle share @ Hampton Inn pre-DLD 2016. Pour is dark tan with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor of gingerbread, booze, chocolate, wood, dough, cookies, and brown sugar. Finish has a bit more spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla.

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