Bourbon Barrel Raspberry Stout with Vanilla Beans (2021)
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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The raspberry somehow manages to both overpower and compete with the roasted notes of the stout causing a very medicinal taste. Not much vanilla or bourbon coming through, though they might be muddling with the raspberry and causing the unpleasant taste.
It’s no Jam The Radar, but at this price it’s a steal. Smell is all raspberry and barrel. The taste of the raspberries along with the bourbon give the overall impression of a raspberry medicine. The vanilla plays a background note, but loses its shyness as it warms up. I think the right bourbon would’ve let this beer shine. In this case, there was a mismatch. Still 11.5%, BBA with rasp, nibs, and vanilla for $8.
Way too much oak. Flavor was roast forward. Not my jam.
Not balanced great
Chocolate dipped raspberries are good when done right, and this is a good attempt. Boozy, sweet, with just enough tartness to make it fun. Nice work, Hardywood!
raspberry and bourbon are there, wish the vanilla was too
Very sweet, good balance between chocolate and raspberry
Chocolate & raspberry with a smooth vanilla aftertaste
Everything has been so good from them, except this one. Flavoring seemed off
Very smooth. Taste everything it has
Doesn’t know if it wants to be a stout or a porter
The raspberry is very strong, but I love that that the flavor is natural, not like candy. The roasted and chocolate malt put up a good fight, though. Almost perfect. Little less raspberry would do it for me. Vanilla was subdued.
throw some raspberries in as a garish and it’s perfect! Great taste!
Aroma is strong raspberry on top of soft bourbon. Light notes of chocolate. Flavor has roasted malt backbone with plenty of full rich raspberry. The bourbon rounds out the flavors and has a soft warming in the finish. Bourbon also cuts the sweetness
This was ok but definitely wouldn’t seek it out again
Traditional stout flavor with an amazing raspberry finish. sweetness is just right. Not overly sweet. Highly recommend.
I don’t usually enjoy thin Stouts. I do however love Bourbon BA Stouts. To me, this was a perfect balance and not too bitter. I really liked it. More than I expected to.
Little raspberry, less vanilla and barrel.
Love me a good fruited stout
Raspberry Truffle, Vanilla, Cacao
One of the best bourbon barrel stouts I’ve ever had. You can really taste the raspberry.
You can taste the raspberry and definitely the bourbon aging. Bit strong.
Lots of raspberry flavor but not much vanilla.
Consistency was good, but very heavy on the raspberry. Not bad though.
Big coffee and licorice notes first, slowly fading to chocolate, smokey wood, and then finally sweet raspberry and vanilla. Delicious combo of flavors that ticks every box.
Too many raspberries and not enough chocolate or molasses. More of a Johnny One Note than anything else.
Taste like raspberry tootsie rolls. This great if you like raspberries and tootsie rolls, and not-so-much if you don’t. The raspberry is overwhelming. If I had this again I’d split the 12 oz bottle with someone else. Alcohol is well hidden for 11.5%.
It’s fine. The raspberry flavor has kind of an artificial tang to it.
Good base stout but the raspberry was very harsh, especially on the back end. Did not finish.
Silky dessert stout
Overpowering Raspberry taste
Excellent. The raspberry and vanilla are present but well balanced.
this one was off for me. the raspberry and vanilla were there but it was missing the barrel aged profile that I’ve become accustomed to from other Tavour offerings.
the barrel vanilla and char is up front with the middle being coffee, raspberry and vanilla, but this finish is so bitter and Tannic it takes away from the rest of the beer. not bad, but I put it over ice cream which made it significantly better
party in my mouth
Raspberry VERY pronounced, not so much the vanilla Bourbon barrel comes off straight oak without the layers of nuance Still good stuff regardless, flourless chocolate cake with raspberry reduction
Very light Raspberry flavor. None of the flavors really stand out but it's smooth enough to drink.
Very unique. Boozy & fruity