Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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A Note on This Beer
We rarely get brandy barrel-aged beers, and that’s a cryin’ shame. The jammy notes these hard-to-get barrels bring to a brew are truly something special.
And, I bet after just one sip of today’s Hoax Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout you’ll see what I mean.
Bold brandy notes from 18 months in the barrels beautifully compliment the thick, fudgy flavors of the base Stout. It’s like dunking a crisp slice of plum into a dark chocolate fountain and taking a big bite!
Except with even more delicious complexity. If you let a sip linger on your tongue, you’ll taste hints of roasty coffee and barrel char, nuances of date and fig, and a touch of vanilla. This is a gourmet dessert that unfolds as you drink it.
No surprise there — Hardywood Park built their reputation on boldly flavored Stouts. Even Thrillist called them out for making some of the best Dark Beers of 2019. And, Culture Trip says they’re one of the 10 Best Breweries in Virginia!
But, if you want to try this brandy-kissed brew, your options are limited — our little stash represents the only bottles leaving Hardywood’s taprooms!
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