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RATINGS: 126   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruce’s. Thanks to Paul. Almost opaque dark brown beer, good cream colour head. Mild nose of ginger cake and malt cream. Little WD40 - post application! Palate is airy and soft with mild fine carbonation. Malt cream. Ginger cake. carrot cake. Trace of something medicinal. Modest fruity bourbon brings light spice. Soft finish. Unusual and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21630) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle at home... Dark black.. Thick tan head... Soft sweet chocolate roast... Big ginger spice.. Big coconut nose... Dark chocolate roast.. Big malts.. Big coconut.. Rich roast... Big malts.. Rich chocolate

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21454) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Gorgeous aroma of vanilla and spice. Taste has chocolate, vanilla, Christmas spice. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours rich, deep brown with a creamy, tan head. Nice aroma with some definite cinnamon, toasty bread, bit of WD-40. Medium sweet flavor with some notes of cocoa, burnt gingerbread, burnt toffee, slight earthy bitterness, dusty cinnamon. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Warming finish with some caramel and cinnamon, cocoa, more gingerbread, very slight smoke. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16903) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, thanks to Bropeyt, 27/03/15. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is spice, ginger, squirt of WD40 (I don’t take credit for this but it’s bang on!), biscuit, toffee apple. Taste comprises gingerbread, carrot cake, spice, subtle bourbon, dark fruit rinds. Medium + body, oily feel, semi drying close. Decent stuff, definately a top end beer for the style, nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , 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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14411) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13235) - 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.

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