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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
On tap at the Hay Merchant. A black one, topped by a creamy tan head of finger thick size. Some curtains occur. There’s lots of gingerbread aromas in there, along with roasted malts and some booze. Honey cake hints. It’s full bodied and war, almost sticky on the palate. Sweet flavor with lots of gingerbread, overpowering the roasted malts, molasses and coffee. Some roasted kind of bitterness towards the end. There might be too much gingerbread going on here, but it’s sure nice anyway, at least when limited to one glass. 130825

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is every bit as good as that of Hardywood’s Gingerbread Stout – ginger snaps in a big way. Medium-bodied and oily with gentle carbonation. The flavor is dark, singed and bittersweet with a generous measure of gingerbread goodness. Carbonic, burnt, ginger snap finish. I’m impressed. Bottle shipped my way by Rosebud butternuts!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bomber from Secret Santa. Thanks! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of ginger, other spices, mild roast. The taste is strong ginger, almost spicy, and mild roast, Medium bodied. Solid, but a little off-balance. Slight booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Sampled from the tap. Pours near black with a dark head that lasted throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma is full of ginger and spice with dark grains and a bit of pumpernickel. Flavor starts with dark grains and chocolate and finishes full of ginger and spice. Spice has a touch heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle:   Black, moderate frothy beige head, nice lacing.   Assertive gingerbread on the nose, softer roasted malts and clove.   Smooth, spicy, gingerbread dominates.   Soft roast, with a little bit of clove on the backside.   Not heavy, but smooth.   This is like drinking a gingerbread cookie!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Yeah, finishes with gingerbread.   A little simple, but clean and certainly more gingerbread like than I think any other beer I had.   Would make a great Christmas beer to share with friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5922) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
Team Tubes - #47 + #53 .. . pours a deep brown .. medium foam .. . toffee, ginger, pie spice, tar, and burnt gingerbread men .. amazing smoothness .. .i like it but only a couple of pints would be do-able .. . warhorse!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours a very dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of ginger and chocolate with some roasted malt. The flavor is very similar. There is a strong ginger and cinnamon character as well as some milk chocolate and roasted malt. There is also some light ash in the flavor. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of massive gingerbread, spices, cinnamon and caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Nitro tap at brewery. Pitch black with a khaki head. Nose is gingerbread, spice, Christmas, and more gingerbread. Very smooth on the palate, straight gingerbread followed by light alcohol, and a creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4751) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Draft - Clove, ginger and cinnamon. Jet black with a thin head. Molasses, clove and ginger with a roast finish. Sweet and spicy, but a bit over the top for my tastes.

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