Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
American Imperial Stout
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3.88 | pDev: 14.95%
Apr 10, 2020
Dec 06, 2019
A bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout conditioned on traditional gingerbread spices which include fresh ginger, ceylon cinnamon, vanilla, allspice and clove. For this year's blend, we went easier on the ginger and favored the other baking spices to really set off the cookie vibe.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Frankly, looks like a cup of coffee from a French Press - espresso colored with no head

Smell: Gingerbread and chocolate soaked in Bourbon; strong on the ginger and the cinnamon

Taste: The chocolate and Bourbon lurch forward with the gingerbread spices burgeoning; very angular, with the ginger and cinnamon dominating, after the swallow; there is a rubbery aspect to the after-taste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied but flat

Overall: I love Fonta Flora's fruited sours and most of their stouts but this one was a real disappointment
Apr 10, 2020
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Reviewed by DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.02/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Poured from bottle. Smell is heavy on the spice. The flavor is brutal. It tastes like a fruitcake that was converted to a Christmas candle. Completely unbalanced and not drinkable.
Feb 10, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jan 27, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 4.74 by Clemson_OB from South Carolina

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by jimmybram from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
6oz pour on draft.

Look - pitch black, very little head. Thin ring of caramel bubbles.
Smell - heavy ginger bread smells. Cloves and all spice.
Feel - thick, decadent mouth feel. Like chocolate milk or a latte.
Taste - like a dirty chai. Strong cloves and ginger with cinnamon. Keeps similar profile from start to finish.
Overall - awesome seasonal beer. Would be great after a cold day in the snow. Not a basic or casual sipper. Very unique taste and good experience.
Dec 23, 2019
Yuletide from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 6 ratings