RateBeer
Home >

Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)

overall
99
100
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gingerbread Stout Aged in Virginia Bourbon Barrels
Hardywood Gingerbread Stout, described by BeerAdvocate as “freagin’ Christmas in a bottle,” is an imperial milk stout brewed with vanilla beans, cinnamon, fresh Casselmonte Farm baby ginger and Bearer Farms wildflower honey. Gingerbread Stout is then matured in Virginia bourbon barrels, where it adapts an incredibly mellow character with oak, caramel and bourbon undertones, and emerges 12 weeks later as Bourbon GBS. A festive blend of spice character laces this rich, chocolatey stout, which warms the palate and the soul.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2014) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Dark black in color with light tan head... Velvety pour... Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, gingerbread, cinnamon, spices... Flavor is much more complex than regular GBS and less thin, lots of bourbon notes, vanilla, cinnamon, gingerbread spices with light heat and spices on finish... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1106) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is vanilla and the taste is nutmeg, vanilla, and black livorice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (549) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown mahogany color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is tons of chocolate, gingerbread, holiday spice, touch of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor packs a huge holiday feel, with lots of gingerbread, spice, and only a faint bourbon vanilla character. Medium body with a long lingering gingerbread and vanilla sweetness. Fantastic beer. The bourbon aged definitely does not overpower the already delicious base beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8941) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of ginger, bourbon, oak, cookie, vanilla, coffee, cinnamon, gingerbread and chocolate. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Fruity, spicy gingerbread, clove and vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (890) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2012 vintage bottle reviewed from notes. Aroma has moderate chocolate and roast with tons of gingerbread character and hints of bourbon. Light alcohol spice hidden well by the gingerbread spice. Pours dark brown with ruby hues and a dark tan head with good retention. Flavor is somewhat chocolatey with some roast and moderate sweetness. Gingerbread spice dominates the flavor with light bourbon and oak notes. Light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Medium astringency and medium alcohol. Overall, an alright beer but the adjuncts dominate and hide the base beer. I do not like when the adjuncts dominate so much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown with a small head. Nose of gingersnap cookies, Cocoa, chocolate. Boozy heat. Taste is similar. Sweet hot vanilla and loads of ginger. Proper cinnamon spiciness and coffee, dark chocolate. Medium body, soft carb. Good

3.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nasmith003 (103) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Weak aroma (kind of flat pour), opaque dark brown color. Malty with enough ginger to live up to the name. Some hop bite, or was that the ginger. Finishes like a good cookie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (7226) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
750mL bottle, pours black with a very small beige head. Nose brings out lots of the gingerbread, along with vanilla, cinnamon and very light oak. Flavour is spicy in an elegant way, with notes of cinnamon and vanilla, followed by some oak. Very complex, with the spices used to perfection. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bourbon-gingerbread cookie aroma. Spicy, well-balanced barrel, delicious. I dig.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50