Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout) - Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
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3.38/5 rDev -13.3%
for #TBS27 "Christmas in July". I'm generally not a huge fan of spiced/christmas beers, but I've been holding on to this one for a little less than a yr, so why not. Poured from bottle into HF signature glass. Pours a nearly pitch black color- decent thickness. Tan/Brown head gives an initial 2-3 fingers of head and then disperses pretty quickly. It remains only around the edges of the glass after the pour. I'm wondering if this was bottle conditioned, but betting it was not based on the appearance and the head. Smell- gingerbread. I wish I had a better way to describe it, but that's exactly what I get on the aroma. That, and maybe some chocolate (milk choc). The spices aren't too in your face (they might have been when this was fresh, I don't know- never had it fresh), but some all-spice, cinnamon, maybe nutmeg is there. Taste- a milky chocolate start- very light mouthfeel now that it's on my tongue. Some of the spices bounce off my tongue- I do get all-spice and cinnamon. Not a lot of sweetness- kind of surprises me for the abv. I actually might have enjoyed a little more to balance out the nearly distracting spice presence (but once again, not a spiced beer guy). Carbonation helps finish this a little dry- I get no real roasty malt qualities that I might have also enjoyed. For what it is, this is a decent spiced stout, but it's a one-off for me.
07-25-2013 00:13:06 | More by lnashsig
4.04/5 rDev +3.6%
pours black, spicy scent, nice umber head, very tasty, lotta flavor.. substantial mouthfeel and body, lots of spice, cinnamon, ginger, and slight chocolate. The bottle I'm enjoying is from the batch released July 2013. I had this on tap last year and it seemed even better. If you've had St Arnold Pumkinator or Sam Adams Merry Mischief, you know what you're getting into, almost interchangable, but if pressed I'd pick this over Mischief, the ginger isn't as piercing. Maybe even a bit tastier than Pumkinator (especially on tap), but at the steep 14+ bomber price, I'll go wif Ahnold. can't wait to see what happens when they start barrel aging this stuff (you know they will)
08-14-2013 05:50:04 | More by snargles
3.55/5 rDev -9%
22 oz bottle pours a murky near-black color with a moderately sized tan head. Not much for retention and lace.
Nose is nutmeg, chocolate, roast, cinnamon and some sugary sweetness. Overall smells pretty similar to Pumpkinator, though a little bit more gingerbready and sugar.
Taste shows waaaay more spice than the nose would indicate...in fact it is pretty overboard on the nutmeg - enough to make me wonder if I can get through this whole bottle myself after the fist couple sips even. Very sharp with the spice, alcohol and roast leading the charge. More cocoa powder than chocolate. It is certainly interesting, not sure if I am really a big fan though. The opposite of subtle, thats for sure...but it is growing on me as it warms.
11-07-2013 02:04:45 | More by twiggamortis420
4.38/5 rDev +12.3%
This one is pouring this one it comes out black and thick with a dark brown head that is lively and settle slowly leaving a decent lacing down the glass.
The nose is tangy with the notes of ginger, cinnamon, burnt toast, sweet malt and light hops.
The beer has a nice rich moutfeel that is extremely satisfying and enjoyable from what you expect from this beers description.
The taste is excellent with the strong flavor of hops that is dominant but not overwhelming. The balance works extremely well with the additional flavorings in combination with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, ginger, cinnamon, bread, toast and roasted malt.
Overall I Love this beer and really enjoyed. This stout is a nice twist for results that exceeded my expectations. I will definitely drink this one again.
11-30-2013 01:18:20 | More by AtrumAnimus
Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout) from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
87 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.