Abraham Bowman Gingerbread Beer Finished
Added on Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 08:41 AM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 7 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2006 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Virginia
  Price: $70 Availability: Specialty Stores
A 2013 limited release, finished for two months in bourbon barrels that had been previously been used to age Hardywood Brewery's Gingerbread Stout.
Member Ratings and Notes
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The nose has a very strong rye component with pine notes. The palate has some bourbon sweetness up front but then a definite beer influence. There's a malty, cereal grain profile that tastes like, well, beer - malty and a bit bitter. That malty note dominates the finish as well. For two months of finishing, there is a surprising amount of beer influence on this. It's almost like a boiler maker in a bottle.

 

Does it work? There's a bitterness to those beer notes that's a bit strong late in the palate which puts it a bit out of balance. Overall, I'd say it's worth tasting, but I'm not sure I would want an entire bottle of the stuff.

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