Day 4 of Taste-Mas 2015: Red Racer Gingerhead Gingerbread Stout 650 ml

This full bodied Irish-style Stout is smooth, dark and creamy with pleasant notes of baked gingerbread on the nose and palate that will make this an instant holiday classic. The use of oatmeal and ginger in the mashtun adds silkiness to the texture and body of this ale. Hints of roasted barley, chocolate and crystal malts combine with a warm lingering finish of ginger and cinnamon that pleasantly round out one of our richest creations to date. 650 ml, 6.0% alc./vol.

  One thought on “Day 4 of Taste-Mas 2015: Red Racer Gingerhead Gingerbread Stout 650 ml

  1. December 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Hello Ginger!! I am a huge fan of all things ginger related; beer, ale, snaps, bread and hair, so I’m glad we are tasting this beer. The gingerbread really does come through, maybe a little too much because there was a slight sweetness to the beer that threw me off a few times. Easy drinking, dark with a caramel cascade. This was a first from Red Racer for me and I will have to check out a few more brews from them.

  2. Russ
    December 28, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Wow. Gingerbread reincarnated in beer form! This is a delightful treat. Pours very dark – almost black, with light carbonation and almost no head. Every sip feels like a bite of moist gingerbread, with toasty ginger and just the right amount of sweetness. If I was ever going to make an ice cream float using real beer, this would be a great beer to do it with.

  3. Russ
    December 28, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Okay, so I decided to follow up on my idea, and I put a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream in the mug with the second half of this bottle. While it seemed like a good idea, in practice it was not quite as enjoyable as I expected. I thought it was going to be good beer times good ice cream equals good squared, but it was more like good divided by good equals meh. The sweetness of the ice cream masked the sweetness and gingery flavour of the beer, and really brought out the bitter aspect of it. It was a neat experiment, but a failed one. I guess from now on, my beer floats will be of the root variety.

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