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Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout) - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 253
Gots: 62 | 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)
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -30.1%

03-23-2014 15:33:57 | More by vfgccp
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-23-2014 14:25:16 | More by Dave_Treat
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YeastInception

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

03-23-2014 14:12:38 | More by YeastInception
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-23-2014 13:53:14 | More by SadMachine
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-23-2014 13:40:17 | More by jakea
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

03-22-2014 23:08:25 | More by JKV96
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-22-2014 18:13:25 | More by MattGrimley
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

03-22-2014 16:43:08 | More by Sspeer1
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-22-2014 15:01:10 | More by DelicateDelirium
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-22-2014 14:39:33 | More by rjp217
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-22-2014 14:13:38 | More by trevorpost
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Danielr26

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-22-2014 03:02:14 | More by Danielr26
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Rons35

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-21-2014 22:40:42 | More by Rons35
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-20-2014 15:34:40 | More by DustinSWB
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-15-2014 12:22:40 | More by mikeincharleston
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ari32

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-11-2014 13:45:23 | More by ari32
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-10-2014 13:59:06 | More by KVNBGRY
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-07-2014 23:35:51 | More by Lare453
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-07-2014 20:04:29 | More by millerbuffoon
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-01-2014 18:42:19 | More by VeganUndead
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DrinkDrankPunk

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-24-2014 16:46:24 | More by DrinkDrankPunk
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-24-2014 04:14:17 | More by anteater
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-21-2014 14:18:35 | More by gillagorilla
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dar482

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

02-12-2014 03:53:31 | More by dar482
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-05-2014 14:42:21 | More by Zimm
Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout) from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.