Back Home Gingerbread Stout

Published On December 25, 2014 | By Stephen Rubke | Anything Beer, Beer Reviews

Craft brewers have embraced the winter or holiday beer concept for several years now, with new offerings popping up every alongside the old pros that have been brewing their own versions for years. Golden Road Brewing in LA is relatively young brewery, and to my knowledge, this represents their first attempt at a winter beer. Their offerings tend to err on the safe side, with nothing approaching the intense beers from a few of the more established craft brewers.

Back Home Gingerbread Stout steps outside of the more predictable flavors that I’ve come to expect from Golden Road (and other up and coming breweries), not through intensity, but more through unique character. Similar beers like Anchor Steam’s annual Christmas beer tend to come across as vaguely cola-ish in taste. This beer genuinely achieves a gingerbread likeness and is a bigger-bodied beer in general thanks to its imperial stout foundation.

In the realm of holiday beers, this one is definitely a winner. Though it might be judged as slightly expensive in its 4 pint configuration (I paid $12!), it is absolutely worth the price for at least a one time try. 4/5 stars. Looking forward to next year’s batch!

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Stephen Rubke
i, I'm Stephen. I'm an airline pilot and reformed beer drinker. Born and raised in southern California and lived the last half of my life in the SF Bay Area. I like sports cars with clutch pedals, airplanes, and both college and pro football. I spent most of my 20's drinking High Life and Rolling Rock, but was shamed into beer snobbery by the woman who would become my wife. Currently I enjoy travelling around the country and searching out the local beers. Cheers!

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