Red Racer Gingerhead Gingerbread Stout – Central City Brewing (Surrey, BC, Canada)

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Red Racer Gingerhead Gingerbread Stout – Central City Brewing, 6% ABV, 650ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada) (*local craft beer*)

-$1 from each bottle goes to the BC Food Banks (up to $20k), I love tasting beer for a cause!

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  • Style: (gingerbread) Flavoured Stout
  • Taste: Thick heavy sweet malty caramel orange citrus bitter hopped alcoholic
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6 – 650ml., December 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: good for a try

Visual: Pours turned off TV screen black, small 2mm dissipating head, a super thin layer of of hazy retention, a some tiny bubbles surfacing the perimeter of the glass.

Nose: sweet cola malts, vanilla, light roast. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: incoming sweet dark malts, malty fullness, light CO2

Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) ginger, gingerbread spices (cinnamon, clove), roasted malt, big vanilla,

Finish: mild alcohol detection, ginger dryness, nutmeg, malty-chocolate sweet finish.

Summary: Lots of clean spices come through on this one but is lacking a bit on the texture – it feels kind of flat going down, needs more bite.