ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: October 16, ’13. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a snifter.
A: HOLY gingerbread, Batman! More gingerbread flavors and nutmeg with a hint of pine and some toasted malt.
A: Pours almost black with a two finger tan head.
T: Follows the nose with gingerbread flavors, then some roasted malt notes, along with chocolate, coffee, toasted malts. HUGE cinnamon and spice flavors leave it a bit unbalanced, but still fairly enjoyable.
P: A smooth, medium to full body with a low carbonation, but not under carbonated at all.
O: I enjoyed this beer but the extremely strong spice makes one or two for the holiday season plenty for me.
Fritz123 (804) - 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 (7945) - 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 (2026) - 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 (3673) - 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 (1466) - 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 (3502) - 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 (3704) - 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 (311) - 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!