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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2016
25.4 oz bottle, my 100th rated Spice/Herb/Vegetable! Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Nose is bourbon, ginger, coffee and caramel with hints of black cherry. Coating medium to full body with a tang finishing sticky with soft carb. Taste is bourbon, candied ginger, vanilla and coconut milk. A bit burnt on the backside with residual spice. I’m not sure the bourbon is the best compliment for the ginger but still tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run tasting. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of ginger, chocolate, faint oak. Taste is vanilla, dark caramel, light spice on the finish. Thinner than the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (611) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2016
(Bottle) Dark brown body, small tan head. Sugar, chocolate, molasses-gingerbread, vanilla, and bourbon aroma. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Flavor of vanilla, molasses, light bourbon, hint of ginger. Very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeevan (239) - SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle round Dave’s. Pours pretty dark. Not so obvious barrel aged aroma. Bready biscuity dark slight rum truffle aroma’s. Spice character. Oak. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is ginger, vanilla, chocolate, cake, taste is similar, sweet, oak, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of gingerbread, spices, chocolate, oak. Taste is rich, lots of coconut, gingerbread and chocolate, the flavours work so well together. Medium body with a clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Pours opaque black with no head. Aroma is ginger, vanilla, oak and leather. Taste is heavy gingerbread, cinnamon, vanilla, oak, leather, cocoa bitter slight roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle at home... Dark black.. Thick tan head... Soft sweet chocolate roast... Big ginger spice.. Big coconut nose... Dark chocolate roast.. Big malts.. Big coconut.. Rich roast... Big malts.. Rich chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2521) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2016
750ml->snifter. Tried next to regular GBS. Deep brown with small tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, oak, ginger and mild holiday spice, mild bourbon, The barrel aging has subdued the ginger and holiday spice character, which is a good thing for me. Nice, tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (2356) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Tap. Jet black, thin light tan head. Gingerbread is clear in the aroma, with vanilla, toast, fig, and dark chocolate in the aroma. Last year when I had this, I thought it was touch sweeter, so pleasantly surprised this sampling. Bourbon is there but not overpowering, touch savory wood and spice, vanilla, and bready dark chocolate cake. Medium viscous body.

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