Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout) - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Huge thanks to egrace84 for the share! Thanks elliot!
poured into snifter glass.
reviewed from notes taken 01/03/13.
Appearance: light to medium black bodied beer with a thin white cap of head.
Smell: Mellow barrel notes and huge gingerbread cookie and cinnamon. It smell just like GBS with a splash of bourbon.
Taste: This beer tastes just like GBS with a splash of bourbon! The barrel notes give this beer a touch of bourbon and vanilla. But the gingerbread flavor is fantastic and does not have an artificial flavor at all. Cinnamon and nutmeg also have a big prescence in this beer complimenting the gingerbread really well. This beer is sweet, but not even close to being cloyingly sweet, just the right amount of sweetness!
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. This beer is so smooth. Its so balanced and just a little bit of creaminess! ABV is well hidden. No harsh booziness just a faint warming sensation.
Overall: Hardywood makes another crazy awesome beer. Honestly, I hope that GBS and BA GBS are going to be a Winter tradition for the brewers at Hardywood. GBS & BA GBS are the best christmas beers that I have ever had and no other beer even comes remotely close! The barrel really complements the beer; it still lets alot of the flavors of the base beer shine through and accent all of the regular GBS flavors!
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2013 19:11:52 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
The beer has a wonderful gingerbread and ginger spice aroma. Obviously follows with cinnamon, nutmeg, hints of vanilla, and roasted malt.
The flavor follows with that punch of ginger spice in the front, onto a combination of the Christmas spices. There is not much bourbon character, but it probably makes the beer smoother with vanilla character in there as well.
A great beer for spice lovers, though not much bourbon character comes through.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 03:53:31 | More by dar482
Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout) from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.