tricyclist (1024) - Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad pour of moderate darkish brown. Zesty nose of some sweetness and moderate spice, some cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is similar with more caramel sweetness. Not bad but multiple won’t happen with me.
bpreo (1982) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It doesn’t really taste like gingerbread, but it still has a great dark malty flavor to it that makes it a good beer standing alone.
slowrunner77 (6708) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"cooky-ish, thinner on body than i expected. pleasany malty roasted aroma. i appreciate what they were going for here, even if they didn’t quite get there. good for bison, just ok overall."
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Clear dark brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of lightly spiced brownies. Taste is gingerbread.
alexsdad06 (6710) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours dark brown in color with reddish highlights and a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt and chocolate with heavier doses of gingerbread cookies and spices,. The body is on the thin side which distracted me a little.
BeerFunGuy (822) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This rich dark brown ale has a strong ginger aroma and cinnamon flavor. Very interesting.
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ikigai (73) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not good. Not much smell but some faint gingerbread aroma. Taste was stronger and worse.
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chinchill (2768) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 12 oz bottle. Poured very dark brown with a semi-durable beige head.
Aroma: excellent balance in a blend of porter and gingerbread.
Flavor: not so balanced as the aroma, but richer and with more ginger. Also a touch of spicy hops. Lingering bready malt and ginger flavor.
Feel: medium-light body and medium carbonation; lively; enough ginger to add to the feel.
Derek881 (1040) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a regular bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a very dark brown hue with a lighter brown to deep amber hue and a very small, foamy, off-white head with short retention, and minor cling and lacing. The aroma had a notable gingerbread scent, but also tones of chocolate and coffee, some sugar and yeast, and a bit of molasses and grain. Its taste was somewhat sweet with notes of coffee and chocolate, but also a grainy bitterness throughout. The body was mostly wet and thin with low carbonation and a lighter, watery mouthfeel. Thanks to Siobhan for the Christmas present!
StevieT (921) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 355ml in Singapore. Very faint ginger aroma, no real ginger flavour, pours dark brown with a thin head. Smooth but not amazing, don’t expect any gingerbread.