crossovert (5635) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The regular edition was kind of meh but this one man, the ginger, malt, cocoa, and bourbon all come together.
Frank (2222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of exactly what you expect reading the discription. Vanilla, bourbon and too, too, too much cinnamon. Thin and kind of bitter. Too light in flavor for the strngth.
adamjackson (1749) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
midnight black - small head
candy corns, sugar and simple syrup. some ginger spice and vanilla
Doing this side by side with GBS, this is a much better variant. The vanilla and sweetness from the BA treatment really makes the spices and ginger jump out. Itís not A+ but itís far better than the non BA one.
maxwelldeux (2699) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a bottle share. Pours a strangely light color. Nose has some strong gingerbread notes to it. Taste is much like a cookie, and seems very sweet. Smooth, but a tad odd.
burg326 (2715) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown almost black color from the bottle. Aromas of ginger, booze, cinnamon, light toffee and some caramel. Flavors are the same ginger, cookies, cinnamon and booze. Great beer ocerall thanks for the share.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a nice cocoa and toffee darker pour, touches of brownish glow on the edges, mellow firm haze. Frothy tannish head atop dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are cocoa, toffee, gentle roast and toast. Mellow cinnamon, ginger, and spice. Touches of oak, vanilla, more gentle barrel experience, but it still covers up the spice a bit. Initial is sweeter, darker, cocoa and vanilla, gentle spirit. Ginger, cinnamon, some vanilla life. Middle is sweeter, cinnamon and ginger presence, some creamy vanilla and nice sweetness at times. Spirit, toast, toffee. A touch sweet. Cinnamon and spice assert into finish, nice flavors, gingerbread, some spirit, vanilla, gentle spiciness lingers with mellow heat, toffee, and creamy sweetness. Lesser bodied as we move on. Nice.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a small tanned head. Aroma is gingerbread, just like baking them at Christmas, some barrel; very nice. Flavor is ginger, astringent malty fruity bitter but too spicy.
markwise (4092) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the Thursday pre-Hunahpu tasting. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, spices, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and some ginger with cinnamon. Flavor is a nice blend of spices, cinnamon, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and some light booze. Medium in body, a bit lighter than Iíd think, but a solid and complex beer overall.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to maniac for this bottle! Walnut colored pour. Nose and flavor bring sweet bourbon vanilla, gingerbread, molasses, and cinnamon toast crunch. Honestly pretty tasty, but not complex.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Lunch for sharing this bottle. Served in a Hardywood goblet. Pours dark. The nose has loads of bourbon atop hefty spice and a bit of vanilla, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is similarly dominated by bourbon and spice. The bourbon does a good job knocking out some of the spice, but then itself is too strong. Spice and bourbon, not much else.