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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Minimal Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Cinnamon, Molasses, Brown Sugar, Sweet Bread T: Molasses, Brown Sugar, Mild Bourbon, Mild Cinnamon M: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy Overall, the flavors really do combine very well to recreate that gingerbread taste and the bourbon sweetens up the flavors just a touch more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Sample from bottle … pours a dark charcoal . Foam level is acceptable .. . Bold spice, burnt rum cake and ash ... Could never do a whole bottle by myself .. . . Time for bed young man!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Smurf2055 (1380) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours deep red with little carbonation. Smell is light oak, vanilla and cherry. Taste is sweet ashy, vanilla and ginger. Bigger taste than the non BA version. Fuller bodied than the regular version. Wasn’t blown away by either this or the regular version, but I didn’t have them fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1589) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Ba bottle share. Less ginger, some more bourbon. One of the few times i like the none ba version more, still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by mikem409 on 1/1/2013. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have a nice mix of the good stout characteristics: roast, chocolate and caramel with the addition of gingerbread cookies, spices and bourbon/vanilla from the barrel. Everything seemed to work pretty well together; tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2784) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with some tan lacing. Aroma of muted ginger, roasted malt and light bourbon. Flavor is of gingerbread, spice and light appertif like alcohols. Christmassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Chris’ birthday bash. Brown pour with a kaki head. Boozy aromas. Booze not bourbon, roasted malts and cinnamon notes with noticeable bitterness from the hops. God body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Super dark brown pour, brown head. Flavors of christmas cookies, bourbon, spice, molasses. Sweet and freaking delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
The regular edition was kind of meh but this one man, the ginger, malt, cocoa, and bourbon all come together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Original rating: Kind of exactly what you expect reading the discription. Vanilla, bourbon and too, too, too much cinnamon. Thin and kind of bitter. Too light in flavor for the strngth. 7 3 6 3 11

RBSG 2014 Rating: This is very black w/ a small head w/ very tight brown bubbles. It has a touch of cinnamon and a minty herbal character to it. It’s quite sweet and full bodied, a little sticky w/ a complex, spicy coffee-like taste. 6 4 8 4 14

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