TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with dark brown head. Smells of gingersnaps and dark malts. Taste of gingerbread, biscuits and a hint of cinnamon with a nice light biter aftertaste. Overall this is a smooth flavorful stout that has a bite!!!
wchesser (1245) - 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.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of gingerbread, and cinnamon. A dark brown pour with a quickly disapearing tan head and little lacing preceed a taste that is dominated by spice - cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves leap to the front. Hints of rosted malts and alcohol are also present with a lingering gingerbread aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Slight burn in the mouthfeel. Overall, initially the impact of the gingerbread spice seemed overwhelming, but the more I drank the better the beer tasted. Would have perfered a smoother mouthfeel versus the brun. basement aromas,
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of spices, roasted malts, light notes of vanilla, some chocolate, hints of dough, and hints of bitterness. Flavor the same with a pretty nice blend of everything. Average texture. A cool stout.
hopscotch (9555) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
baraciisch (2016) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color... Aroma of intense spices, gingerbread... Flavor is dark roasted malts, spices, gingerbread, cinnamon... spices on palate... Really good
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ketchepillar (1171) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is spicy, gingerbread. Flavor is similar to start, but finishes with some stout roasted bitterness.
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kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like a ginger snap but better. Some chocolate in the aroma as well as a little alcohol. Tastes like an alcoholic gingerbread cookie. Warming finish. Much better cold. Don’t let it warm too much.
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Dan at the Pig. Poured into snifters. Mostly black with a thin off-white head. Aroma of gingerbread, other "cookie" spices, roasted nuts, and bread. The taste was very much the flavor of gingerbread but the body was very light. A novel beer but not really my favorite.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Ferris (5002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.