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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
babymaddy (6) - richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Poured from a 750 on 12.16.12. This may have been one of my favorite barrel treatments of a beer I already enjoyed ever. The combination of fresh gingerbread stout and the vanilla from the barrel was exceptional. I already like GBS and did not think I would enjoy this as much but what a pleasant surprise. It is a shameit is so hard to get around town or I would be drinking alot more of this one.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1891) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2016
Aromas of ginger, vanilla, caramel, zesty. Brown black with a fairly lasting beige head. A nice balance of sweet and dry, spicy, kind of tastes like Italian custard. Full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle thanks to Cliff, this one ive wanted to try, the bourbon really mutes a lot of the adjuncts. I don’t like adjuncts in a beer, and I don’t know why I get upset when I don’t taste them. It must me that it takes me back to college in my dogfish head days when all these crazy claims on beer and its just bitter and sweet. I never tasted the adjuncts and it annoyed me. Well this is the same, the base is your average stout, and the bourbon influence is light.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1997) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 Spice/Herb/Vegetable #50. From notes. EBF 2016. Pours dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate and ginger snap. Flavor is dark chocolate, molases, gingerbread cookie. Mild bourbon and oak in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3402) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Sample at EBF 2016 Bourbon vanilla and oak behind some brown sugary maltiness with plenty of ginger to back it up. Almost too much ginger for my tastes, but I quite enjoyed this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2986) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2016
July 18, 2015. Bottle, 2013 vintage at Quebec tasting, thanks for sharing!
Dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, gingerbread cake with toffee, vanilla,ginger, cinnamon and very light roast. Taste is sweet and spicy, soft bitter. Finish is malty with sweet toffee, vanilla, bourbon, hints of dark berries, spicy ginger and cinnamon notes with a light roasted bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Better than the regular which was a bit thinner and with less well integrated flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4987) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of ginger, bourbon, and chocolate. Taste is ginger, chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, and some oak. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5666) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft Extreme Beer Fest 2016. Pitch black color, Thin tan head. Aroma is very light ginger bread with bourbon and chocolate notes.

Flavor chewy molasses, dark chocolate nuances, honey with a mild gingersnap cookie. The Bourbon is lasting and does wonders bring all the flavors together. Nice full, thick mouthfeel. I don’t even taste the alcohol. Very well constructed and I can’t believe how great this is! I would seek out a bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (1054) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Yes. Fantastic. Big Graham cracker scent and taste. Cinnamon, sugars and the bourbon barrel brings in some extra booze for a soothing bite. Nice dark coloring and palate is thick. Tap

3.9
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8686) - 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.


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