arminjewell (5586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big ginger, cinnamon, spice in there with a hint of earth, nice roast, coffee, and chocolate in there, touch of bready notes into some brown sugar, nice. Taste is a mix of roast, coffee, slight earth into nice chocolate, ginger, hints of bready notes with some sugar, finishing fairly sweet. Very tasty.
BMan1113VR (7770) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2012. One of my favorite beers at the festival! Pours with a very deep brown hued body with a tan head. Aromas are spot on ginger bread with light oak, cookie notes, rich brown sugar and vanillin. Flavors are of bourbon, ginger bread, crackery, low alcohol, bready, light tannin, rich spice and malt warmth. Medium body, light spice in the finish. Awesome beer!
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF. Brown pour, light tannis head. Aroma reminds me of one of these new liquid coffee creamers mixed with a nice robust porter. Love the flavors of the cocoa, ginger, nice dark bread, brown sugar. Cool beer.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF. Pours a bit hazy, deep brown appearance with a cream colored head. Spicy, gingerbread, caramel, light chocolate aroma. Herbal, spicy, light toffee, gingerbread flavor. Very fun to drink.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Almost minty pine scents, taste is a awesome creamy gingerbread.
jredmond (4858) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Draft at GABF. Pours a deep, murky brown body with no head, light off white lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, raisin bread, and light milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of cinnamon raisin cookie, milk chocolate, cinnamon bread and other spices.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight on tap at the Clybourn brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a dark blackish opaque pour, ominous, as it warms it gets some ruby glow to those edges, a bit thicker, with a decent frothy light brown head that stays as a decent layer, laces well. Aromas are a healthy dose of gingerbread cookies. Some spicy cinnamon, ginger root, and brown sugar mix with touches of cocoa, toffee, and toast. Mellow vanilla, good spice, and just an inviting Christmas-y aroma. Initial is medium bodied, offering toast and spicy gingerbread up front, caramel and vanilla, a pronounced yet pleasant brown sugar element. Ginger, sweet succulence. Perhaps a bit thin, as the backend lingers the spice, vanilla, a bit of pleasant milk chocolate comes into the fold in the middle and finish. More gingerbread, really nice flavor without being overwhelming. I rather enjoyed this. Made with a purpose which it definitely fills. Dries up more into the finish, with lingering spice, almost a touch of minty quality.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at cly, pours reddish brown with off white head. Aroma is mostly gingerbread cookies, good dose of nutmeg and cinnamon, some milk chocolate on the backend. Flavors are rather sweet gingerbread cookies, lots of nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla. They nailed a gingerbread cookie beer, for me it’s good in small doses, just not really my thing and a little too sweet but otherwise most should enjoy it.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 On tap at gi clybourn as part of the Holiday Toy Drive Beers series of sorts... Pours similar to dark chocolate coconut, more of a deep caramel toffee than black with lighter intense colored edges. A creamy light beige head rests on top and slowly reduces after warming... Gingerbread, nutmeg, and cinammon aromas assertively released by the glass and pair alongside a sweeter sugared down cocoa vanilla note. Cookie crumbs and spice add a touch of dessert quality to it... Flavors follow suit almost to a tee with a toned down gingerbread cookie quality. The base beer is more subdued allowing the spice (ginger/nutmeg) to take control and maintain precedence. Body is similar to the others with a creamy consistency, albeit a touch light, with soft carbonation. Nailed the profile and I like me some gingerbread.