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RATINGS: 226   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


Merc's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2003
I had real mixed feelings about this beer. The ginger was very interesting and enjoyable. However, something in there was a bit methanol and wintermint, which I did not like at all. The stout base was great though, with lots of chocolate.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5280) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft - Ginger, clove and roast. Jet black with a light brown head. Tons of ginger with a bit of toasted malts. Ginger overwhelms but if you like ginger it is pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3316) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour at the source. Pours a darker brown to black with a beige head of foam. The arom has dry, herbal, earthy spice. Mild roast. Taste is strong on the spice and light on roast. Decent, but I think the ginger is more of a distraction than anything else. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6372) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. decent unspectular stout. black pour, medium mouthfeel. roasted malts, chocolate, molasses sweetness, touch of spice. decent

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Sampler at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. I love how they put Harry Magillís name in real small type on the sign. Not a lot on the nose. Solid molasses and brown sugar notes on the tongue. Not sure Iím getting a lot of coffee notes. Finished clean. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2465) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Thanks SJ. Nice notes of warming ginger, spice, moleasses and nut meg. Body was medium, with a sweet / spice finish. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Sample at Raleigh Rare Beer: this is just not for me. was beyond my normal palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Got bottle from out east from friend. I donít see bells here in CA. Great spice with great stout sweet stout characteristics. Caramel, slight smoke great coffe and allspice. Excellent brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2518) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On two at Eccentric. Pour is dark brown with aromas of molasses, nutmeg and maybe something else that is pie related. Flavor is smokey. Didnít see that coming! Smoke and molasses seem to drive the show with a decent stout presence under it all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1112) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On draft, leftover from a tap takeover. Happy to see it, as Iíve never had it before. Pours pitch black with a thick mocha head that leaves impressive clingy, drippy, intricate lace. Nose involves toasted malts, dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, and some nutmeg. Medium to full bodied, creamy, oily, with a lengthy toasty and spicy finish. Pretty tasty, the spices werenít too dominant, but complemented the stout body nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5210) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of heavy nutmeg, ginger, and clove with just a touch of chocolate. It pours a a dark brown with some faint orange highlights around the edges of the glass. It has a one finger beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and cinnamon. The finish has moderate-heavy nutmeg, ginger, clove, a hint of anise, and roast. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, itís a little too heavy on the spice for my liking.
Earlier Rating: 2/28/2005 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle: Obviously coffee but lots of clove and ginger. Pours a dark brown, virtually black with a tan head with decent retention. Lots of malt up front with maple syrup. Gingery coffee finish with a sourness that really hurts this beer. Would really like this beer if I could get past the sourness in the finish.


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