Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout) - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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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
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
Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout) from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.