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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Absolutely beautiful, black with a lacing tan head. The aroma is roast malt with some vanilla and bourbon. The taste is very sweet with the ginger vanilla. This is a dessert beer. I wish I had some vanilla ice cream. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15635) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Gorgeous aroma of vanilla and spice. Taste has chocolate, vanilla, Christmas spice. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Draft. Small beige head atop muddy brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, ginger, light Bourbon/vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, caramel, some Bourbon, alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5173) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pretty well tempered for something I wouldn’t usually like on principle. Light gingerbread and well integrated barrel. Definitely not the best Virginia beer I’ve had but decent for what it is. Tap thanks to DClawyer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
750 cc. deep blackish brown with frothy, tan head. Nose is heavy gingerbread, roasty malt, Tastes very gingerbready, malty, with some roasty and lactic finishing flavors. This would be a great dessert beer with holiday fare such as stollen or cookies, and is a great beer in and of itself. Perhaps a bit on the sweet side, but unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2290) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1313) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (794) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10658) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Fruity, spicy gingerbread, clove and vanilla.

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