brian60625 (735) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. I bet Dr. Frankenstein had some regrets. Some tastes donít blend together so well and I think ginger+stout is an especially awkward couple. I was willing to give it a shot because Iíve never seen it before, and now that Iíve tried it, I may not do it again. Ginger and lavender aroma, reminiscent of hand lotion. Dark brown-black and medium consistency, pretty typical for a lighter sweet stout without any foam. Tastes pretty intense, unusual, medicinal, and gingered. It stained my senses for a little bit. If you really like ginger, give this one a shot. Otherwise, I know Iíll take a pass on it in the future.
crossovert (6363) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
335ml bottle. Dark brown/black pour, tan foamy head. Smell is huge on ginger, with some soy sauce, japanese food in general. Flavor is heavy on the ginger, cocoa and stout underneath but how a gingery beer. Unfortunately I hate ginger in larger quantities.
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Black with a small khaki head. Aroma of ginger snaps, roasted barley, cocoa, and herbs. Flavor is similar with a sweet and spicy finish. Not a big fan of this, very heavy on the ginger and herbs in the body.
kaser (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from draft. Spicey cinnamon and vanilla flavors. Sheffields had it. Very good. Maybe a little to sweet
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a four-pack at Discount Liquors in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Pours a clear cola brown colored brew with a fast dissipating tan head that leaves behind some spotty lacing and a thin beige ring. Aroma of ginger snaps, a hint of chocolate, some nutmeg and mince meat pie filling. Taste is medium to medium-full bodied, more roasted chocolate malt in flavor than aroma. Additional flavors of ginger, cocoa nibs and some clove. Finish has a mild ginger bite followed by some roasted chocolate malt aftertaste.
beerbaaron (931) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black. Large to medium frothy creamy beige head, fairly lssting. Aroma is loaded with ginger. Flavor also features ginger, also some herbal quality, background chocolate initialy. Medium body. Very light roasty bitterness. Ginger is very strong to me, takes over everything. Would like to see more cocoa/roast.
MarinEvelyn (468) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong ginger aroma, spices, cocoa. Taste is spot on. Ginger, herbs, cocoa, spices. Just magnificent.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Stone Tap. Very dark pour with a small tan head. Roasted malt and ginger jump out on this. Smooth medium palate.
rhsiung (597) - USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ carriagehousechicago. tart from the ginger, a first for me. going to keep my eyes peeled for more sheep.
tmoreau (2128) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a Czech-pils glass as a 12 oz. serving with a black/brown color and a touch of ruby highlighting showing through, or was it a reflection of all the holiday lights? Topped with a decent, fingerís width layer of light tan head foam, the lacing was ribbony and clingy. The nose was definitely roasty with expressive ginger. These notes carried into the taste, adding some bakerís chocolate, and a fleeting touch of sweetness with every sip that would gradually be replaced by a hint of lightly burnt dryness. Medium+ bodied, with soft carbonation. Rather tasty, with the ginger being the star of the show, but became a little cumbersome toward the finish. Would have been satisfied with just a snifter full.