estover (68) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours coal black with a dark tan head, nice lacing. Nose of little dark roasted gingerbread men. Mouth-feel is a tad on the thin side. Nice flavor of roasted malt, and burnt chocolate. Lingering finish.
butter14 (9) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel notes aroma with a hint of ginger, brown color with a small amount of lacing. Medium body. Has some bitterness similar to a stout. The ginger flavor is apparent almost to a fault.
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite holiday flavors :) It has a very rich toasty flavor while the gingerbread in it is very distinct while not overdone. It’ll pour dark but isn’t as bitter as some of their other brews :)
cheap (4390) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank a bottle shared with the family. Smells like mild stout, dark too. Perhaps some spices in the back of the olfactory. Decent co2 and mild stoutish flavors in there. Ginger yes, but its not in yer face. No burn and its just layen around in the background barely perceivable. Not overdone in the spices and I appreciate that.
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of bottle, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought cinnamon, clove, ginger into a bit of caramel, slight dark fruit, some toasted bread in there with a hint of nuts. Taste is a mix of bread, biscuit, toffee into some ginger, cinnamon, slight clove into some hints of sugar, finishing dry, slightly spicy.
mike5326 (1068) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle. Medium clear brown color, small white head. Ginger bread and burnt match aroma. Light body with a watery malt flavor and a light finish.
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Cybercat (3736) - Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasty malt aroma has bready and, yes, ginger overtones. Pours barely translucent mahogany with a fairly thick dirty light tan head. Flavor has roast malt at its core, which supports ginger, cloves, and subtle caramel notes. Texture is rather watery and not too fizzy. Still, a good brew for the winter holidays, whatever you celebrate.
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert (AZ). Dark brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, light ginger, herbs, other spices and dark malts. Flavor is spiced, rich and malty with mild sweetness. OK.
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated based on notes taken 25 Dec 2011 -- A good beer for Christmas Morning/Afternoon/Night. Very Christmas spicy. A little lacking on backbone.
radagast83 (5323) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium brown, almost cola-like color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some light spices and sweet malt characters, some light ginger notes. Flavor is cocoa, toasted malts, and some thin notes of gingerbread. A bit disappointing.
DrewFace (936) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, light roasty, some spice, muted. Sale pour, nearly black, small/no head. Metallic, grainy, some roast, spice -ginger, cinnamon...but lacking overall. Mehhh