Salvation #4 Ginger Cake Stout
WE RATE IT:  / 5
We all deserve salvation. We all deserve cake too and this from Abbeydale Brewery promises the best of both worlds: sustenance for the soul, deliciousness for your belly.
Brewed in Sheffield, UK by Abbeydale Brewery
24/09/2020

Salvation #4 Ginger Cake Stout Review

We all deserve some salvation. We all deserve cake too, and this offering from Abbeydale Brewery promises the best of both worlds: sustenance for the soul, deliciousness for your belly.

Made with everything you’d expect for a ginger cake including heaps of molasses and sugar to create that rich sweetness, there’s also plenty of fire in the mix. Ginger cake is supposed to be warming verging on spicy, and Abbeydale have transferred that to this stout by not only using ginger, but cayenne pepper.

Salvation can and pour

Salvation Ginger Cake Stout: Taste Test

Right from the off it’s obvious what they’re trying to achieve with this one, with the treacly sweetness oozing out of the can combining with a hint of spice from the pepper. It pours a lovely thick black - though not as thick as cake mix.

The sweet and spicy combination hits the tongue right away and is brought back into balance by the maltiness of the stout, creating a depth of flavour that’s very satisfying.

Unfortunately, as with many things that use pepper, the cayenne pepper starts to override everything else and by the aftertaste all the sweetness had gone, leaving a warm, burning sensation not dissimilar to spicy food but not unpleasant either.

Salvation Ginger Cake Stout: Can Notes

Stormy seas, an old lighthouse, darkest night. A grizzled lighthouse keeper awaits salvation in the form of rescue as the waves crash upon the walls of his crumbling, stone tube.

Salvation can

Or something like that. It’s very moody, and very eye-catching. Like most of Abbeydale’s can designs it has a touch of Monty Python animation about it, none of which indicates the fire that lies within.

Buy Salvation Ginger Cake Stout

We bought this one from our local bottle shop (shout out to Beer Central) in single cans, but if you think you will only find salvation at the bottom of a crate of them then you can buy a pack of 6 for £17.50 from Abbeydale’s site.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
5.5%
Brewery
Abbeydale Brewery
Vessel
Can
Size (ml)
440
Beer Bio
Ginger, cayenne pepper, black treacle
Style
Stout
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