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RATINGS: 121   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schaetzakowski (10) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Had a vertical of 2013-2015. 2014 was drinking the best. 2013 was a bit past its prime and really didn’t get as much Ginger bread. I recommend sitting on this beer for year. So my rating is for the 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (4436) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to rich. Pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is holy cinnamon gingerbread sweetness chocolate marshmallow roast malts. Taste is more of the cinnamon gingerbread roast malts plenty sweetness and some barrel notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4526) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
How: Bottle (750 ml) at tasting. From Frank, thanks!

>>> A good barrel-aged spicy stout that, despite not being easy drinking even for the style, is rather cohesive and well "balanced".

+ Spices, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla share the spotlight in a rather cohesive way
+ The barrel treatment is well executed and not overwhelming
Despite being rather well balanced, a flavor profile like this one make the beer cloying quickly
Although it’s deeper and more complex than the regular version, it still only have an average body for the style
Much better than the non barrel-aged version, which was really thin

Flavors: Ginger, bourbon, roasted malts, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2966) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours dark brown with low-medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of spices, alcohol. Taste is of spices, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Light-medium carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Way better than regular version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2664) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Pours a dark brown with a small beige head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of gingerbread and ginger. Taste is of ginger, moderately sweet, slightly fruity and end on gentle bourbon flavors. Body is medium-full and carbonation moderate. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6559) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
pours unclear dark brown with a small creamy beige cap, good retention and lacing. spicy roasted ginger, lactose, bourbon, offensive cinnamon, chocolate, burnt caraeml , miscellaneous spices. light carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet and very spicy finish. o-k.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5207) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown almost black pour with thin off white head. Aroma is spicy, malty, light vegetal notes, roasty malt, nice vanilla. Taste is spicy, tons of gingerbread, bourbon, vanilla. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (7224) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice, bourbon, wood, cinnamon. Thick mouth, rich malt, nutmeg, bourbon, vanilla, spice finish, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bomber shared by Armin...thanks! Dark brown pour. Aroma is gingerbread and spices. Taste follows with nice finish. Not a favorite style yet but I’d like to try more, this one was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9269) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle shared by Armin, thanks! Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma is full of gingerbread with dark chocolate and a dark grain backbone. Flavor is muddled with ginger and graham cracker up front and bourbon and dark grains in the finish.

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