nickd717 (4996) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2017 babymaddy (6) - richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Bottle pours darkest brown with a one-finger tan head. Aroma is gingerbread, roast, dark chocolate, coconut, light bourbon and barrel notes. Flavor is sweet, bourbon-soaked gingerbread, considerable spice to it. Fuller body, lower carbonation. Really solid! RRistow12 (977) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2017
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a light khaki head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, maple syrup, cinnamon. Thick and chewy. Flavors of cinnamon, bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, caramel, maple syrup, ginger, coffee. Very well done BA stout.
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Taste medium sweetness,
Palate full body, thick feel,
Overall a very smooth stout with flavors of coconut. I would suggest this beer to a friend. PhillyCraft (8192) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Tap at BBE, pours a dark brown/black color with coffee colored head. Notes are Rich coconut shaving, fudge, oak, bourbon, vanilla bean, cinnamon bobka, and gingersnap. Not overly boozy or cloyingly sweet for the percent. Another tasty one from Hardywood. hershiser2 (3821) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2017
$13.49 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Treating myself on a Monday of a long upcoming week. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is gingerbread cookies, smoked wood, bourbon, vanilla, raisin, chocolate, coconut. Flavor is... oh that's nice. Milk chocolate, gingerbread cookie, vanilla, bourbon, oak, coconut, caramel, alcohol, dark chocolate. Lots of sweet spice without being cloying. Effing delicious. Good way to start the week.
GregMooreNH (252) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2017 Pours black with no head. Aroma is bourbon, roast and gingerbread. Taste is sweet chocolate, moving to gingerbread and finishing with bourbon. A great imperial stout. MarcoDL (5468) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2017
At tasting. Aroma of chocolate, caramel fudge, vanilla, mocha and bourbon. Taste has ginger, vanilla, caramel fudge, chocolate, booze, oak,christmas cookie, mocha and a long chocolate bourbon ginger finish. Very nice. Maverick34 (3389) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 pours an opaque black Brown from bottle. cinnamon raisin chocolate and vanilla oak. pretty good. krisla65 (3) - - NOV 13, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2017 On tap at RVA taproom 11/12/17. Pours dark with small amount of lacing. Nice gingerbread aroma. Sweetish but not overly so and has a pleasant aftertaste. Bourbon Barrel version is much smoother and spices are nicely mellowed. Bourbon sits nicely in the background and really improves on what was already a really nice spiced stout. kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2017
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Bottle shared at THT October. Near black with a short lived tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, gingerbread, spice, vanilla, bourbon, oak, coconut, caramel and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.