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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy gingerbread aroma with hints of bourbon. Roasted malty woody spicy gingerbread flavor with hints of bourbon. Has a roasted malty woody gingerbread finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Just about black with a khaki head. Definitely some gingerbread aromas. Molasses, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate. Mild whiskey and clove. Strong ground ginger aroma. Flavor has a nice spicy ginger character to it. A bit of roast, molasses sweetness, and vanilla. Some sweet bourbon and toffee maltiness. Nice cocoa powder, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9490) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9437) - 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 17/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft sample at VA Beer & Cheer Festival, 12/8/12. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, coconut, ginger and roasted malts. The taste is bourbon, wood, chocolate, ginger, vanilla and a bitter hop finish. Medium-full bodied. Lingering bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
750mL thanks to maniac! Pours a clear, deep ruby brown. Weak tan foam. Nose is gingerbread, brown sugar, toffee, red apple, cookie. Taste is apple pie, cookie, nutmeg, warming alcohol heat. Palate is tangy, spicy, bitter. Feels thinner than the normal GBS or whatever they are calling it know.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7866) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
750mL bottle, pours black with a very small beige head. Nose brings out lots of the gingerbread, along with vanilla, cinnamon and very light oak. Flavour is spicy in an elegant way, with notes of cinnamon and vanilla, followed by some oak. Very complex, with the spices used to perfection. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6937) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2013
750ml 2012 bottle, shared by mikem409. Dark brown color. Good thin light brown head. Good lace. Good bourbon / gingerbread nose. Good bigger body. Light smooth carbonation. More dry finish. Nice light sweet / bitter / spicy taste. Light booze. That gingerbread cookie taste again, but with bourbon now, very nice. Great, flavorful, interesting aftertaste. Delicious, awesome stuff.

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