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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Served in a Hardywood goblet. Pours dark brown. Nose is fairly heavily spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and others. Also notes of chocolate and roast. Flavor is lightly sweet, but is mostly focused on spice. Stout base is in the background. Medium body with quite a bit of spice through the finish. Overall, too much spice for my taste.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estover (82) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4560) - 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!)

3.9
   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!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1203) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (493) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, cinnamon and ginger. Taste is sweet rich chocolate cinnamon with a ginger cinnamon chocolate finish. I like it and glad i was able to track a bottle down.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (11359) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice, cookie, ginger. Thick mouth, chewy, with rich chocolate and light spice, hides booze well, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (2054) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
The beer is a very dark brown, opaque. Medium-sized head, which is light brown. Pretty good retention with a little bit of lacing. The aroma is big on ginger with flavors of chocolate and caramel, as well. Nice doughy malt flavor base. Definitely reminiscent of sweet gingerbread. Light on the roast, even pretty light on the chocolate which is more there to add some milk chocolate depth to the caramel. Ginger is very natural and fresh with a moderately spicy tone. Taste has a touch more roast, but its still mostly a ginger caramel sugar cookie party. Fairly sweet, maybe a bit much since theres not a ton of complexity to the sweetness. Pretty full body. Creamier and richer than expected, and that really helps sell the ginger flavor. Overall, the ginger works quite well, but the rest of the beer is a bit boring. Its good. Theres just not a lot of depth to it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4171) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from my cousin John B. What a way to cap the evening, nice full bodied stout, hints of gingerbread accent rather than overwhelm the roast grain base brew. Mildly sweet and spicy with a gentle warmth to finish things up.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2982) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Big ginger nose. Chocolatey ginger snap cookie taste.


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