1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout) - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Not Rated.
Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

235 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 235
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 255
Gots: 61 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-10-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 235 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of EvoJoe
EvoJoe

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-06-2013 00:39:28 | More by EvoJoe
Photo of dtx00
dtx00

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-26-2013 19:19:55 | More by dtx00
Photo of Links41
Links41

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-23-2014 19:41:20 | More by Links41
Photo of BeastLU
BeastLU

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-26-2012 19:52:26 | More by BeastLU
Photo of bcc004
bcc004

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-05-2014 21:44:02 | More by bcc004
Photo of cestlavie
cestlavie

New York

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-23-2014 23:44:21 | More by cestlavie
Photo of timc13
timc13

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-24-2013 01:31:40 | More by timc13
Photo of pcarney8
pcarney8

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-09-2014 20:55:47 | More by pcarney8
Photo of waiting4lunch
waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-23-2014 16:05:58 | More by waiting4lunch
Photo of braican
braican

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-24-2014 20:59:33 | More by braican
Photo of sspencer367
sspencer367

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-26-2014 19:37:16 | More by sspencer367
Photo of JasonMccuen
JasonMccuen


5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-14-2014 22:58:49 | More by JasonMccuen
Photo of Jmbbabson
Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-28-2014 01:17:37 | More by Jmbbabson
Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
DrinkDrankPunk

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-24-2014 16:46:24 | More by DrinkDrankPunk
Photo of joegard
joegard

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-04-2014 01:01:31 | More by joegard
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
TrickkyGangsta

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-11-2013 19:20:05 | More by TrickkyGangsta
Photo of Austindh
Austindh


5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-28-2012 02:33:06 | More by Austindh
Photo of CLCardinal84
CLCardinal84

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Louisville Beer Store snifter. Big thanks to Taylor (mocktm) for sending this bottle!

A: Cola colored pour with a nice finger width head that becomes a soapy white ring with minimal lacing.

S: Like a freaking gingerbread man and Christmas in a glass. Haven't had a gingerbread stout and have never smelled a beer like this. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg all hits the nose. Smell opens up big time after 5-10 minutes after pour.

T: This beer tastes amazing. I would not serve it a degree under 55. This beer opens up greatly with a little warmth and it is incredibly balanced and smooth. All the smells above hit the tongue.

M: Creamy, smooth and coats the tongue nicely. All you can ask for here.

O: This beer is outstanding. One of the better barrel aged stouts I've ever had. Perfect beer for Christmas day with the family. I will seek out more Hardywood in the future.

12-25-2012 19:21:59 | More by CLCardinal84
Photo of ThickNStout
ThickNStout

Georgia

4.8/5  rDev +11.9%

750mL bottle. Bottled 12/12. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours near black with ruddy edges and a finger and a half mild tan head. No lace.

Smells exactly as the name implies- gingerbread cookies and bourbon! An excellent harmony.

Again, the taste is spot on. Really, every flavor that the name implies- a hearty gingerbread cookie served with bourbon. The booze is extremely well concealed considering the over 10% abv.

A creamy medium full feel with mild carbonation. Long smooth sweet bourbony spiced finish.

Truly outstanding. A great example of an already fantastic base stout being taken to new heights by bourbon barrel aging. If you can get this, DO!

01-01-2013 04:26:44 | More by ThickNStout
Photo of dmk91
dmk91

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-01-2014 21:05:01 | More by dmk91
Photo of stereosforgeeks
stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-28-2013 01:38:48 | More by stereosforgeeks
Photo of imbuckeye
imbuckeye

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-03-2013 02:43:44 | More by imbuckeye
Photo of tclipse
tclipse

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-08-2014 23:19:27 | More by tclipse
Photo of mkirkland80
mkirkland80

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-18-2013 02:19:53 | More by mkirkland80
Photo of VeganUndead
VeganUndead

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-01-2014 18:42:19 | More by VeganUndead
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout) from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.