JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at World of Beer Easton on 1/10/13. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Malty nose with notes of ginger, light anise and cinnamon. Malty flavor with dark chocolate accents and plenty of ginger before a dry, grassy finish.
Wittales (627) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance was clear brown with creamy off white diminishing 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are spices of ginger, nutmeg ,cinnamon and slight chocolate, pale, and crystal malts. Yeasts are clean with no aclohol present. Taste are hints of sweet biscuity, cocoa malts with slight spices of ginger, nutmeg and English yeasts. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then an average length boring dryish finish. A little bland, good try.
Imaena (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. This is another seasonal that throws the whole spice cabinet into the mix. Good but only for a bottle.
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Looks like a porter...dark pour, not much lacing. You get the spiciness in the aroma, not so much the taste. Bitter and burnt are the primary tastes, not terrible. A little malty, not too much else, but not bad. Gingerbread is hard to pin down in the taste.
bagalagalaga (111) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is one of the "winter" beers that suffers from just too many baking spices. It tastes like liquid nutmeg to me, a whole bottle of it definitely starts to just taste annoying.
Metalchopz (2216) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This spiced organic porter was brought back from Las Vegas, by Lilihel. Pours a dark brown, cola-like, with a beige frothy head, good retention and somewhat creamy lace. Ginger aromas with notes of grain, cinnamon and outside green, from the hop. Mild creamy mouthfeel, but a little on the thin side. The hop seems to take over in the taste, still on the mild side, but with the light porter characteristics, and the spices showing a little in the finish. Roasted malt in the aftertaste with the hop lingering. Wish the spices and porter-side was a little more powerful, than the hop, and the palate a slightly heavier.
rougeau13 (1977) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at World of Beer in Orlando. Very dark brown with a beige head. Chocolate, and gingerbread spice aroma. Nice and complementary as opposed to dominating. Semi-sweet and spiced. Nice holiday beer. Medium bodied and smooth.
AirForceHops (2992) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. From the Party Source. Nearly pitch-black with thin white head that left spotty lace down my tulip. Smells does remind me of gingersnap cookies or the ginger bread men. Flavor to me is honestly more chocolate than gingerbread, yet the gingerbread shows itself in a subtle way in the finish. The body is for sure a porter, rather then a stout. Sweet yet not cloying. This is pretty interesting, not something you want on a regular basis but a nice holiday brew without doubt.
Itzjerm (1172) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For what they have set out to do. Pretty good. Smells of ginger bread. Flavor is carbonated ginger bread all in all not bad nice aroma looks as should
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Jethro6191 (422) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Gingerbread and nutmeg aromas. Similar flavors with coffee, chocolate, and roasted grain notes. Medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is a little thin. The finish is spicy with a little residual hop bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.