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A dark mohogany, medium-bodied porter. Chewy dark malt flavors have a big spicy overlay of fresh baked gingerbread men.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5497) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Bottle. Mahogany with a small tan head. Nose is very much like fresh gingerbread. Lots of ginger, spices, sweet bread, and some pumpkin pie. Taste is ginger, light cocoa, spices, roasted malts, light nuttiness and fresh cookies. Body is a tad bit thin. Light carbonation feel. Finish is spicy and sweet with light cocoa, ginger, cinnamon, spices, roasty malts and soem cookie-ish notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11960) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2005
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop a clear dark red-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger bread and nutmeg. Taste is medium sweet, ginger, roasty, caramel, some nutty, light nutmeg. Watery light-medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1433) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours a light mahogany with smallish light-tan head. If this is a porter then it’s the lightest-looking one I’ve ever seen. Smells like a fresh gingerbread man. Aroma is of GINGERBREAD, nutmeg and a little bit of cinnamon and roasty malts. Flavor is much subtler than I would’ve thought based on aroma. Medium to thin bodied. Solidly smooth and malty with the lightest touch of hops at the end. A bit of ginger and cinnamon are present in taste. I’ve had a few other organic beers and the flavor was just...off. I wonder if this would’ve tasted better if it wasn’t organic. Taste is still very good though. Excellent winter holiday beer. Cool label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2005
22-oz bottle. Medium brown with a small head. Smells like pumpkin pie! Lots of sweet sices, including a smack of ginger in the nose. Flavor is also pumpkin-pie like. Lightly gingerer- not overbearing. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Dark tawny colored with a retentive dark tan head, lots of nice lacing. The nose is doughy and sweet with gingerbread and allspice. The flavor has a bit of roasty and smokey qualities with an overbearing ginger taste that smoothly floats down the palate. Very smooth and chewy drinking beer, good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krausen (102) - USA - JAN 30, 2005
One of my favorite winter beers this year (2004). Subtle spicing and nice malty-ness make this one a winner. It does not have the strong clove that Anchor has or the club-you-over-the-head spice levels that Anderson Valley has. Great balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Other than the novelty of the gingerbreadish flavor this is quite an unremarkable beer. Great label. Would not buy this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2764) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Bottle Pours a clear deep redish brown. Small off white head and sparse lacing. Aroma is mainly a fairly sweet woody smell with some dark maltiness. Flavors are simlar with the sweetness coming from what tastes like brown sugar. There is a slight note that I guess is ginger but, just a bit off. Feel is smooth and nice, finish is clean and a bit sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2005
beer pours a nice ruby/amber, with a tan head that leaves a nice sticky lace. aroma is primarily of ginger, with some subdued notes of toasty malts. flavor similar to the nose, with ginger up-front and some malt behind. very astringent on the palate-could have used some more smooth maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6043) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 Rerate More flavorful, thick lacing, good spiciness this time around. Original 2.9 22 oz bottle - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Savannah, Ga. Medium copper colored pour, off white head with no lacing to speak of. Gingerbread cookie like aroma with some fresh lake water accents. Flavor has a bit of spicy twang to it with cinammon dominating the spiciness, but it is a bit artificial tasting and metallic, surprising since it boasts itself as "organic". Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Overall, palatable.

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