RussianDragon (490) - - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rustico Ballston. Pours a still opaque black with ring of bubbles at glass. Maroon hue when backlit. Aroma is ginger, bourbon and cinnamon. Flavor is roasty sweet with spicy complexity. A clean finish, awesome.
HonusWagner (1423) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at EBF, overflowing bourbon sweetness, slightly burn molasses flavor, not my thing at all, really boozy.
hopscotch (9215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Bottle... darkguardian’s & biggsbowler’s West Palm Beach Birthday Bash!... Murky dark brown pour with a small, creamy, taupe head. Good retention. Not much of an aroma here. The barrel has stripped the beer of any gingerbread component and added virtually no bourbon character. Full-bodied and creamy with prickly carbonation. The flavor offers subdued sweetness, chocolate and deep-roast malts, but no gingerbread facet remains. Finishes carbonic, sweet and then bitter. Good stuff, but I enjoyed the untreated base beer far more. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
jcos (1559) - 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 (253) - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dogfish120love (959) - 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 (4419) - 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 (753) - - 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 (4016) - 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!