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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Big and bold, this stout will warm you with flavors of maple, ginger and molasses. Perfect for complimenting your holiday cheer


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2002
very dark, not opaque..aroma is spicy with a touch of smoke detected by this nose. flavor is of cinnamon and nutmeg and subdued coffee flavors...not bad

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Mentho-Lyptus. If youíre really into spiced beers, this is a good one for you--a big roasty stout with added flavors of ginger and menthol. If youíre not into spicy beer--and Iím generally not--avoid this one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2002
cardamon & cinnamon in the nose. Dark brown w/ a nice tan head. Nice spicy upfront taste w/ a smooth finish. a very enjoyable beer. I think it would be great w/ spicy food

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Cloudy dark brown color, spicy aroma, taste like maple suryp, nutmeg, coffee, cinnamon and brown sugar. thick and creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2002
A good beer, but not as stouty as I would like. They seem to have neglected the "stout" part of the "spiced stout" equation. The spice did not blend with the stout so much as subvert it. These seasonal bells are good, but each seems to be slightly off. A near miss.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Dark brown/mohagany color with a smallish light tan head. Aroma of allspice with just a hint of malt. Sharp spice up front with lingers of cinnamon and nutmeg. Dark malts in the background with a touch of peat dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2002
This was a ginger stout monster. Strong taste of ginger with a hint of nutmeg. This would be a perfect pairing for orintal foods. Not good to have a whole sixer of this though. Get a single.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2002
for a spiced stout this one is pretty good. however i think that there is far too much spice at the begining of the flavour. the palate is very complex. there is a sweet spiciness followed by a smokey or roasted flavour. the colour is nice but head retention was poor and left little to no lacing. i would say it is middle of the road for thickness(an important characteristic of stouts).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
This is very thick out of the bottle, very dark with only a whisp of a brown head around the edges of the glass. The nose is of chocolate malt and sweet coffee. It reminded me of the smell of a fresh box of Super Sugar Crisp cereal, back when it still had sugar as part of its name. Sweet malt profile and the spices are almost hot in this beer. Lots of pepper and ginger with hints of nutmeg and cinimon in the background. This is a departure for stouts, but the flavors are working for me. And you can feel the alcohol. It sure feels like Christmas beer to me.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
when i first bought this the label looked like a brewery that was on a tight budget so i didnít exspect much.I was wrong this is some damn good beer,high in the spice range not meant for the light hearted good balance mid range after taste definately not one that is for nocking back all day


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