#665 Hardywood’s Gingerbread Stout

Yesterday (1/20/2016) I stopped in Richmond, VA for the night on my trip/move from Savannah, GA to Vienna, VA. While in Richmond, I went to local brewery Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for a beer at their taproom. I also took a few beers back to the hotel room with me to bring to Vienna.

Just a quick update on the road trip. I woke up early this morning and drove the final 2 hours from Richmond to Vienna finishing up the trip (road trip itinerary recap: Savannah, GA –> Charleston, SC –> Durham, NC –> Richmond, VA –> Vienna, VA). As with my last two posts, I have done this one in the old style that I began the blog with.


Name: Hardywood’s Gingerbread Stout
Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Brewery Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Style: Imperial Milk Stout brewed with fresh local ginger and honey
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 9.2%
Location Sampled: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Date Sampled: 1/20/2016

Below is the commercial description of Hardywood’s Gingerbread Stout:

“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.” – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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