Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brewers Art Holiday Beer Tasting 09. Pours a deep dark woody brown with a nice lasting head. Aroma is spicy, ginger, earthy, phenolic, almost an anise kick as well- deep dark toasted malts, light nutty hints and slight chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet, anise, herbs, spice, gingerbread, and mint green grassy with some nutty slightly burnt malts, caramel and toffee, biscuit as well- airy dry bubbly finish- Nice.
dnstone (2046) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicey, malty nose. Brown with no head. A sweet brown ale with a hint of fruit and defined spiciness. A bit of alcohol warmth in the finish.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like a really nice double bock except with the spicy flavor of a belgian. fairly nice color but not deep, some lacing
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear dark brown ale with a thin white head. A nice nutty malt with orange peels, a bit funky and herbal, quite nice. In mouth, a nice light licorice wafting through the malt, a bit of chocolate, medium bodied. Very nice indeed. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 28 2008.
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Amber pour with decent head. Very hearty and very warming. Itís texture was a bit flat though, I enjoy Holiday beers with a bit more behind them. Great ginger taste. Very enjoyable.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark woody brown. ginger is the predominant flavor over a sweetish caramel ale. Acidic, fruit. Good bittering. Iím such a sucker for gingerbeer. Finishes out with a side-of-the-tongue, spicy, hop bitterness. Medium body.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 nice reddish brown color with a nice long lasting head. had fresh on draft at brewers art and it had a nice wintery spice flavor...having it in a growler that was about 2 weeks old it had a much stronger pronounced ginger flavor. went down extremly smoth and easy for a beer of this alcohol content
barbeerian (2) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer tastes like Christmas. A bit too much for me. Iíve heard others say it was turning, and I agree.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Wintery taste. Dark brown pour with a slight hint of minty flavor. Warming flavor. the alcohol is quite noticable.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 (12/12/06) Clear mahogany body topped by beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, some anise, cinnamon. Yaste is moderately sweet, cherry, ginger, light anise, herbal. Medium body, some stickiness. (7/3/7/3/14)
(12/16/05) Cloudy dark brown body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, basil, light lemongrass, grassy. Taste is medium sweet, lemongrass, grassy, light alcohol, butter. Light-medium body, nicely drinkable. (6/3/7/4/13)