jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave, Harris and Jordan on 4/11/2014.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown black.
Aroma: Aroma of cinnamon, light bourbon.
Taste: Gingerbread, cinnamon, bourbon, light chocolate.
Palate:Medium body, lightly sticky.
Summary: Thanks to Jordan for sharing this rare treat! I had the Hardywood Gingerbread Stout at their launch party, and this was great to try too.
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap good milk stout with gingerbread cookie overtones
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dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium brown. Heavy gingerbread aroma with chocolate. Thin body’ very sweet
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a darker brown with a biege head. Aroma was of chocolate, cinnamon, ginger and coffee and bourbon. Falvor was similar, very smooth boutbon, but did not get much complex gingerbread underneath
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black with a 3 mm head. Smells great. Where the hell is Mr. Gingerbread? Love this beer. Regular is cool. BB is sooooo much better. Too bad they lost 50 barrels of this in 2013 due to a clamp!
knickskicks (626) - - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Dark burnt orange pour. Nose at first is some bourbon, gingerbread, vanilla, booze. Nose becomes more bourbon forward as it warms. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, ash, some ginger but less than I expected. Silky oily medium mouthfeel.
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Pinsky, Thanks bud!, 1/12/13, 2013 Release
Aroma: The nose is bourbon over ginger bread cookies, roasted malt, molasses, and brown sugar
Appearance: A dark brown color, fairly thick pour, and a small ring of beige head with spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is actually extremely well-balanced, the bourbon adds an excellent boozy component to the base beer that leans toward the sweet side, and the spice works nicely here too
Palate: The body is medium, leaning full, it smooth and almost silky, with a dry, bourbony finish
This is excellent. This base beer was really meant for the barrel treatment. I love how the bourbon plays with the sweetness without overwhelming the underlying beer. Truly a world-class offering. Thanks again Pinsky!
Foxbush (1212) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the American Taproom during a five course meal with Hardywood beers This was the last beer served with the desert. The stout pours a deep ruby brown to black. Nice small tan foam head. The gingerbread is not hard to notice on the nose. Some toffee and dark sugar as well. The stout taste like a gingerbread with bourbon chaser. The alcohol provides a nice warm feeling. This went well with the desert. The medium body stout had soft carbonation.
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, huge thanks to Walt for this one! Pours deep chestnut ruby, medium tan head, some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, coconut. Flavor is the same, plus ginger, medium sweet, little bitterness. Medium body.
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/7/2013. On tap at the brewery on release. Pours black with a beige head. Sweet spicy aromas with chocolate, dark roasted malt and fruit. The oak ageing adds a bit more dimension to the beer than the regular lease. Great brew for the Holidays.