Bourbon Barrel Aged Gingerbread Imperial Stout | Moody Tongue Brewing Company

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4.11/5
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12 Ratings
Bourbon Barrel Aged Gingerbread Imperial StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Gingerbread Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
moodytongue.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by REVZEB on 11-11-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,201
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
pDev:
2.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of admonster00
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Released November 2017; drank 1/18/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small, noisy tan head; almost no lace.

Ginger ale, milk chocolate & faint cinnamon notes in the nose.

Sticky, medium thick mouthfeel.

Fresh cream, cinnamon & ginger ale flavors up front; milk chocolate & booze heat notes on the finish.

The strong ginger ale note is a bit odd, but this was interesting & drinkable. I'm not rushing to horde this but I'd have another.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz bottle on December 31, 2017. Aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels. Aroma of gingerbread cookies baking in the oven. Taste is bourbon-soaked gingerbread cookies. Feel is full in body.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Incredibly powerful, spicy and chocked full of roasty toasty culinary art, the brewers at Moody Tongue have worked hard at getting us ready for the inlaws this holiday season.

Like gingerbread men on steroids, the scent is of burnt gingerbread, espresso and whisky spice. Ominously dark, opaque and crowned with a short mocha creme of froth, their Bourbon Barrel Aged Gingerbread Imperial Stout also sits in the glass like fine espresso. Malty sweet with molasses, sorghum and honey, the roasty elements strike the palate with a stern taste of dark roast coffee, black walnut, cocoa and burnt cream.

As the ale warms and also as the palate acclimates to the beer's strength, its sweetness is greeted with the fresh taste of ginger along with an accompaniment of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in rapid Christmas spice succession. Its sweetness slowly relaxes and the middle palate becomes increasingly roasty, toasty and spicy. Oak, coconut, caramel and vanilla help to weave together the booze soaked finish with the discernible taste of bourbon with a hint of spiced rum.

Lavishly full in body, the savory and saucy stout simmers on the tastebuds with a long and tantalizing linger of burnt sugars and ginger spice. Prickling and numbing in the throat, a long aftertaste of burnt gingerbread and espresso keep the flavors going without apology.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon Barrel Aged Gingerbread Imperial Stout from Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 12 ratings