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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7362) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a grayish head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of nutmeg and roasted malts with a bit of underlying ginger. Flavor starts with strong roasted malts and are joined by a combination of ginger and nutmeg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8351) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
A nice spiced stout, ginger in the nose, nutmeg in the flavor. Woudl be good for the holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at Cock & Bull. Black color. Good thin dense light brown head. Decent lace. Big spice taste (nutmeg, some cinnamon, ginger). Light roasty malts. Some chocolate. Bigger body, smooth carbonation, dry texture. Drinks more like a dark spiced ale than a stout, to me. Light bitter taste, spice, mostly. Decent, but I wish it was more stout and less spice. For a solid stout with a definite holiday twist, I much preferred Sam Adamís Merry Mischief

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7243) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Tap at New Bohemia. Very dark pour with a spotty clingy head. Mild molasses nose, but a big molasses kick on the taste. Ginger is present too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2012
On tap at New Bohemia, has some sweet ginger and chocolate roast notes. Taste is big time ginger spice, takes over the beer, sample size is perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
On tap at New Bohemia tap takeover. Smells slightly spicy and and a sweetness. On first taste it is very spicy and starts with lots of ginger and finishes with sweetness of maple and molasses. Overall, nice and interesting and worth a taste!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
(hope this is the right beer, labeled "spiced stout" at eccentric) Really enjoyed this one because it tasted like the holidays. The nutmeg comes through very cleanly, the coffee and chocolate provide pleasant bitterness. Not as full body as I have come to expect from great stouts, but full of cheer. cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6053) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Sampler pour on tap at the Eccentric Cafe (Kalamazoo, MI). Pours a richer deep blackish hue, darker black body, but not opaque, trails into a ruby brown bottom and edges. A frothy medium light brown head dies to a film, laces ok overall. Aromas are gentle roast and toast, some cocoa, toffee, black earthy malt. Gentle spicy nutmeg and touches of ginger, some gentle spice and dessert like seasoning hits the nose. Mellow, with some coffee and cocoa. Initial is fuller bodied, offering an enveloping dark core, roasty and silky, caramel and creamy slick dark goodness. Cocoa, growing roast, touch of earth, coffee. Gentle nutmeg and ginger give a mellow spicy holiday quality, a touch desserty, creamy slick body glides over the palate. Gentle roast and toast, carmelization, darker oats, black malts. Silky and smooth, richer dark flavors, with cocoa, coffee, and roast, mellow yet firm spicing is pleasant, gives this beer a fun vibe (especially as itís executed well and doesnít overwhelm). Pretty nice beer here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Tap. Pours black solid tan head. Aroma of coco and spice. Taste is lots of spice and very chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasty up front before a nice nutmeg, ginger, and cinammon spicing comes in as this warms. A rich chocolate backing with a light caramel. Flavor is similar. Some chocolate and roast up front before a light caramel and spice comes in. Ginger, nutmeg, and cinammon is displayed nicely towards the end as this finishes dry and lightly bitter with a nice chocolate backing. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a cool stout. Roasty and chocolatey with a nice spicing towards the end. Good beer.

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