Fixersbrewing (9) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Candelaris and brewery. What a treat, beautiful bouqet of warming spices. Upfront silky texture with a luxurious quality. Like driving a Bentley with my tongue. Ginger stands out, just enough, balances with brown sugar, all spice, nutmeg and faint yeastyness. Folds nicely into a sweetness that is expected and desired. Coffe undertones suggest bitterness and hints of cocoa with traces of vanilla. A solid brew guys!
onceblind (4602) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a persistent light khaki head. The aroma is deep and absolutely wonderful, like chocolate chip ginger snap cookie dough. The taste, however, has far too much spice--loads of ginger and allspice, though with a nice calm sweetness of chocolate, roast, molasses, and bitter herbal tones. Wish it had less spice.
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wax bottle. Wow, is this ever about the gingerbread! Boozy and full bodied, and although I like gingerbread the spices get a bit overwhelming.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wax topped bottle compliments of TJ. Aroma of gingerbread house, cookies and some other Holiday spices mingled in. Flavor was almost overwhelming ginger. I was left searching for the stout and hoping for a more subtle ginger. A bit flimsy on the mouthfeel. Glad I got to try it, but not my style...
jkwalking05 (3931) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Black with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, gingerbread, and roasted malts. Taste is of gingerbread, dark chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, and light coffee notes.
travita (4164) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is brownish black, tan head, and dark. The smell is gingerbread, malt, dessert, sweet, and brown sugar. The taste is sweet, spiced, malt, dessert, and ginger.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at a Christmas tasting party. Very nice and enjoyable. Thanks Doug for a great tasting!
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
was not a bad stout, but the spices were too up front and kinda trampled everything else about it. decent not great though.
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - Pours black with a tan ring of head. Lots of ginger on the nose, with some close and...well, really not much else. Taste is the same--lots of ginger and close, with some cinnamon notes and, well, I guess some stout under there. Holy balls, it’s like someone dumped a bottle of ginger in a stout. Pretty thin, with limp carbonation. Baffled at the high ratings on this one. I felt it was a ginger bomb.
atxdiscgolfer (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, i was hesitant on paying the $13.00 price tag for this at first but glad i did; strong aromas of Gingerbread, chocolate texture, pours solid black with a small cocoa colored malty head. Very pleased with this offering from buffalo bayou.