bu11zeye (11940) - 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.
argo0 (11442) - 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.
bhensonb (10904) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
amber, gingerbread cookie aroma, light sweet malt flavor with light ginger and cinamon spices that fades as you get used to it, a cross between a normal beer and a spiced ale
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, 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.
Tmoney99 (10544) - 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.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Creamy head. Ginger, cookie, fruitcake aroma. Flavor is heavy on the ginger. A little bitter finish.
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, deep copper ale. Spicy nose of gingerbread and apple juice. Malty, chocolatey, spicy flavor with a hint of dark raisins. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Chocolatey finish.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of gingerbread with some chocolate and spices. Tastes of gingerbread, spices, and chocolate. The gingerbread was definitely there. I was a little surprised (pleasantly) by this one.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Deep brown beer, light yellow tint, creamy tan head, nice spicy aroma, ginger, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet brown sugar. There is a definite sour aroma that is quite unappealing, maybe a bit of diacetyl as well. Spicing comes across as a bit harsh. Flavour of toasted malt, but malts aren’t as complex as they could be. Very spicy but some distracting woody flavours sneak in. Not a great spiced ale.