GenDV138 (5509) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Black with tan head. Aromas of spice, chocolate, ginger. Tastes of same. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Travlr (20327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Brony Bottle Share courtesy of me, thank me very much! Brown, big brown head. Nice spiced gingerbread brownie aroma. Taste is spiced gingerbread. Delicious.
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s. deep brown with a small head. Aroma of licorice and pepper. Cocoa. Taste is nasty robutussin, pepper, cocoa. Nasty!
kraddel (5767) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black , good grey head . Smell is ginger and roasted malts . Taste is bitter , gingerbread , sweet-ish aspect . Clear , roasted malts in the back . Ok
DearBeer2013 (94) - - FEB 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really liked this stout. Spiced cinnamon. Easy on the pallate....................
ethanTHEtrill (57) - - FEB 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged for one year. Poured into a 12 oz. Snifter and shared with a friend. Dark in color with a thick tannish head. Notes of all spice and ginger with a solid stout base. Recommend aging to those who are willing to wait.
Paul__simpson (9) - - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yummylicious. Extremely rich and full flavored. Tangy in the mouth, goes down smooth.
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Sammy (10789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big ginger aroma and taste. Black with some creamy mocha head.some chocolate oily mouthfeel after you get through the ginger.
chinchill (4000) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large shared bottle pours nearly black with a small, bubbly head.
The aroma is a nice approximation of actual gingerbread, hinting that the flavor may be over spiced.
Flavor: quite spicy but not overly spiced, creating a nice, lingering gingerbread aftertaste. Higher similarity to actual gingerbread than any other gingerbread beer in my experience.
Full bodied with somewhat lively carbonation.
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extra from Cloaker-thanks! Fairly thick pour. Not oily thick, but opaque and black brown-looks nice. Lots of gingerbread spice on the nose, mostly clove, some nutmeg. Taste follows but also some dark roast stout elements to carry it. Should note this is about a year old, so the spice isn’t screaming. Not my thing, but the spicing is tolerable here and overall it’s better than I thought. Pumpkinator folks would love this.