Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout) | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout)Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout)
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3.84/5
Very Good
158 Ratings
Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout)Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States
buffbrew.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by champ103 on 02-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,443
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
158
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
Wants:
4
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39
Trade:
4
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Photo of BeerBucks
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ikidunot
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBoneJones
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a decent stout head.
Smells of nutmeg spice and ginger, a hint of some dark fruit.
Taste is gingerbread cookie like no other gingerbread beer I've had before. This almost nails the gingerbread stout thing. Now the gingerbread thing it DOES nail.
It feels light and fluffy, nice, yet not so thick when swished.
The only issue with the taste is the generous amount of ginger, and the hint of vegetable on the back-end. Not too bad in the latter regard because the spice kick at the end covers any big off-flavor. It still tastes like the cookie.
My ideal gingerbread stout would be sweeter and more of a milk stout, with a tad less ginger, more alcohol, nearly equal spice and nitro-bottled.
That's asking for too much, so this will have to do for now.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marauding_prongs
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stouts are normally to strong for me but this one is good. It isn't to bitter; it didn't have to much going on; and (mainly) it tasted good. You can definitely tell why it is call gingerbread stout; it smells and has the back taste of a gingerbread cookie.

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Photo of jemarent
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber. Deep brown pour, thin tan head fades quick, no lace.huge gingerbread cookie aroma. Taste I'd cinnamon, nutmeg, but not too spicy, very smooth. Medium oily mouth.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
2.23/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amvrana
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
2.2/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Abysmal stuff, really. Mixes a sort of spiced egg nog on the nose w/ grape cough syrup. Body is far too fizzy, no creaminess, no real texture. And, to top it all off, the palate has an almost sour note, little trace of the roasty base one would hope for in a stout, and a gingerbread character that, if you didn't tell me it was gingerbread, I'd struggle to identify. Have not been impressed by the couple of brews I've had from these guys. Fool me once...

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Photo of L0ne
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From backlog. 22oz bottle, April 2015.

Dark brown with a thin tan cap. Lots of ginger in the smell and taste. Smell is great but taste comes across as a bit artificial/chemical in nature. Mouthfeel is kind of watery.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Like some of these other reviews, there is A LOT of ginger. Also it was too thin on the body. If there was less ginger incorporated into a bigger bodied stout, this thing would be next to perfect.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.7/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Going into this beer, I had the same fear I have for most gingerbread stouts I've tried, not enough gingerbread flavor. This beer suffers massively from the opposite problem, WAY too much ginger. This beer is almost hot there's so much ginger. Any other welcome stout flavors that may have been present like malt, chocolate, coffee etc. were completely overpowered and masked by the insane amount of ginger. Not digging this one at all which is a damned shame. Was really looking forward to it.

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Photo of acashk
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout) from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 158 ratings