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!!!
Ferris (1865) - 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.
Fixersbrewing (8) - 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 (3573) - 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 (1456) - 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 (167) - 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 (3391) - 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 (3651) - 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 (258) - 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 (1249) - 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 (2537) - 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.