Travlr (21175) - 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.
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored pour with an off-white head. Nose definitely has some gingerbread character to it. Moderately spicy, some toast, chocolate, and a hint of dark fruits. Fairly sweet flavor of bread, toast, chocolate, and dark fruits. A nice bit of spicy ginger, some toffee sweetness, and a light bitterness. Somewhat watery, however.
bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the COOP in Davis, CA. Well, to me, it smells like a stout laced with ginger. The color is nearly opaque brown, and the tan head ringed rapidly. Thin to medium body with creamy carbonation. The flavor is ginger and darkly toasted malts. Guinness on steroids (no, just ginger). Somehow this does not suggest Blandford Fly. It is suggestive of chewy (not the walking carpet), and it is very lightly sweet. Not much bitter, but the lack is made up by the toasted (nie burnt) malt. The finish is just a bit sweet, but that’s ok because the ginger balances. Hop? Who knows. This has got to be one of the best S/H/V brews I can recall. Having said that, and taken another sip, the long lost aroma (from the 50’s) of linoleum paste comes to mind. That may not be a bad thing. As a child I was into sniffing car exhaust, linoleum paste, and probably other things. Ale is better.
Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown with a huge creamy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid spicy ginger and malt aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture. Medium sweet spice malty flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of gingerbread, and nutmeg. Flavor of toasted malt, gingerbread, and some cocoa. Better than I expected.
Ferris (12419) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Spicy cinnamon ginger, malty and dark sugars. Deep a,beer with a light beige head. Light bitter toffee and some spice with a touch of ginger. OK but nothing special.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Caboose in Ashland, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of ginger, spice, caramel and bready notes. Faint roast and chocolate as well. The taste is roasted malts, spices and a hoppy finish. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Very dark brown color with a big stable beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, a bit of coffee, ginger and some cinnamon. Flavor is bittersweet with roasted malt, some spiciness (some ginger), coffee notes and a bitter, slightly spicy, roasty finish. Light-medium-bodied. OK.
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to cmaruschak for sharing. Pours reddish-brown with a medium thin off-white head with good retention. Thin patches of lacing throughout. The aroma is spiced gingerbread and earthy malt. Medium-bodied with a spicy character. Gingerbread flavor is not too strong, and there are some hops and caramel flavors as well. The finish is short and spicy with vanilla and malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.