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

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Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout)Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by champ103 on 02-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
16.21%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
42
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of ikidunot
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBoneJones
3.75/5  rDev +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 +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marauding_prongs
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
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 -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
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 -38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amvrana
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
2.2/5  rDev -39.6%
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 +1.6%
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 +3.8%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.7/5  rDev -25.8%
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 +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into snifter/tulip
(Nov. 2014 bottled)

L: black out of the bottle, pushes up very little head, just 1/4-inch of tan foam; thin collar

S: ginger ... and dark malt -- I started the beer off very cold, and for the ginger to be that strong can only mean there's a ton in there; raisin bread

T: juicy first swig -- bourbon, ginger, coffee, espresso, dark chocolate and some red wine/grapes to give it the "juicy" quality, like a wine-barrel-aged stout; yeah, there's some definite red wine/grape flavor in the middle of the dark-roasted malt and ginger, not overly bitter with the ginger spice flavor surprisingly restrained considering the nose; oh, wait ... NOW the ginger starts going overboard as it warms ... wow ... like chewing on ginger root

F: for me: PERFECT! to style: uhhhh ... probably a bit light and lager-like. it's very crisp, well-carbonated no more than a midweight. does have a slight slick feel at the end of the swallow, which seems more to style. I love it.

O: this isn't gingerbread -- this is *GINGER*. it's almost too much at times, for the overdose of ginger overpowers the malt, ruins the chance for some good sweeter flavors to balance it and tastes a bit burnt/medicinal/bitter. i say "almost" because there is a solid base stout in the background trying to keep its head afloat amid all this ginger. could probably use quite a bit more aging, maybe more than a year to give the malt more time to do its thing.

still, Buffalo Bayou's label says there's ginger in this sucker, and they deliver that much for sure.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown almost black like oil with the same type of viscosity. Gingerbread, cinnamon, and spices on the nose; follows onto the palate. Somewhat of a sweet finish.

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Photo of Viperman1316
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evango
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Secessionist #1 (Gingerbread Stout) from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
3.64 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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