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RATINGS: 127   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Thanks to Lunch for sharing this bottle. Served in a Hardywood goblet. Pours dark. The nose has loads of bourbon atop hefty spice and a bit of vanilla, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is similarly dominated by bourbon and spice. The bourbon does a good job knocking out some of the spice, but then itself is too strong. Spice and bourbon, not much else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2016
2105 bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a medium tan head..wonderful aroma of gingerbread,spices,bourbon,coffee,chocolate..taste of cinnamon, nutmeg,coffee,bourbon,chocolate..little thin..but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (364) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a black color with a solid tan head. Thinner than the apple brandy GBS. Cinnamon and gingerbread chocolate. Long toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Pour is black with a small beige head. Flavor and aroma of bourbon, ginger snaps, brown sugar, molasses, and a touch of cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2174) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (2343) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3819) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3580) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5560) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6305) - 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.

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