Strykzone (4207) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. A big nice looking dark tan head that keeps coming up and finally spilled over the glass. Sticky lacing remained when it finally fell. Minimal red in this black and thick looking beer. Initially the aroma was chocolate but soon nutmeg and allspice are noticed and it, indeed, smelled like gingerbread. A creamy feel to this thick beer. The flavor resembles the aroma in many ways. There is some very light hop notes but they are in the background to the malts and spices. The flavors are actually somewhat soft, albeit nice. I do like the mouth feel. This beer is top heavy on appearance and feel. I wish it had a little more flavor.
Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 3R6P. Roasted charred malt, sweet gingerbread notes in the nose. Thick black opaque with cocoa-tan creamy lacing head. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with lots of gingerbread flavors. Roasted and charred malt notes, light molasses and ginger. Medium bitter finish with lingering sweet after.
Brewdork (150) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle poured into shaker. Pours cola-colored with a fizzy reddish-brown head that barely lasted past the pour. Nice roasted malt aroma with the characteristic gingerbread spice, but a little on the faint side. Flavor Is sweet without being syrupy or overwhelming. Thereís no doubt that this is a spiced beer, but it finds a good balance between the spice and stout characteristics. The mouthfeel is slightly thin, but itís a minor point.
Jamesthebrit (137) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Nice gingerbread aroma. Cinnamon. A little chocolate in there.
A: Looks amazing. Pours dark dark brown. Head retention is killer. Looks creamy and tan.
T: Taste the gingerbread for sure. A bit of chocolate note. Alcohol gives some good warmth. Well balanced with the gingerbread not overwhelming.
P: Heavy body. Boozy. smooth. Nice gingerbread flavor.
This is an amazing stout. A really great balance between the gingerbread and the other stout flavors. A must try. Mmmm... as it warms it tastes like coca cola.... Not so good warm so finish it while itís cold!
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a creamy, big dark brown head. Very spicy - clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg - aroma along with some dessert like notes. Caramel / chocolate, a touch sweet, very spicy, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger flavor. Too spicy for my taste but not bad overall.
OPIE788 (76) - - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours black with a tan head. This beer is all gingerbread. Nose is gingerbread. Taste is all gingerbread. Not as crazy as last year but still great.
ReverendMoon (98) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Super interesting spice. Definitely
Cinnamony, gingerbready, bready in general. Very creamy. Almost a little smokey. Gingery as well.
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patxa (166) - MEXICO - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of spices in the aroma, with a bit of roasted malts. Solid black color with no head or lace, which is disappointing. Good spicy, gingery taste, but without a presence of the characteristic tastes of a stout. Weak overly sweet palate. Decent try. Maybe a bit mislabeled.
kbudd19 (257) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Merry mischief bottle from 2012. Whoops found this the other day and I had meant to drink it last year. Aroma - a hint of nutmeg, mild spice, roasted malts. Pour - Black viscous, lots of tan chocolate head. Taste - I get a fair bit of roasted malts, typical stout taste, a little bit of nutmeg sweetness but no doubt muted by the age. Overall- Well there is very little gingerbread here but in my humble opinion it still works as a nice stout with a mild hit of spice. Iíll have to try it fresh next time.
ilovedarkbeer (2145) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black brown color with a small ring of a brown head. Notes of roasted malt, nutmeg, chocolate muffins, ginger, and clove. Silky mouthfeel long finish. A little goopy