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#52BottlesOfBeer 51: Persephone Brewing Imperial Gingerbread Stout


Just like Halloween, many craft brewers create seasonal beers that blend "flavours of the season" with their beers.  Winter is no different.  This week, I tip and sip Persephone Brewing's Imperial Gingerbread Porter.

I sadly found the label for this brew to be a little underwhelming.  While I loved the brassy, metallic background colour, and the balance it had with the white text detailing the name of the brew, the artwork for the gingerbread house was a little too simplistic, and... childish for me.  It left me just kinda, "meh".

The colour though was impressive.  It was a nice, deep ale brown that brought to mind rich chocolate.

The taste of the first sip?  I have to heave a bit of a heavy sigh here, because it was- like the label, underwhelming.  I liked the snappy ginger hints, but the vanilla and molasses flavors were a bit sweet for me.  Nothing really meshed for me.  It came close to tasting like gingerbread, but was unbalanced overall, I found.

Sadly, I honestly can't find much to say about the experience.  It happened, but wasn't worth remembering much.  Since it's a very... unmemorable beer, I can't recommend it.  Because of this, I have to put it in "The Ugly".


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