tsd08460 (813) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon, ginger, caramel, coconut
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
DiarmaidBHK (4188) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mekong. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Solid bourbon notes on the nose along with the ginger. I think the barrel aging muted the big ginger and chocolate notes on the tongue though it's still tasty. Finished clean. Hides it's booze well. It's solid but I prefer the standard version.
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BiiruBierBeer (945) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells delicious, like a gingerbread man. Taste is pretty much all chocolate malt and gingerbread cookie. Medium body, medium carbonation, mild foam, and very slight alcohol heat.
markextrae (3801) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at our big bottle share tasting. poured darker black colour with a tanned head on top. aroma is bursting with spices, herbal ginger, nutmeg, roasted malts, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, can’t detect any bourbon in there because it’s overpowered by all the spices. not my cup of tea
Nocturne (1784) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle. Black with brown foam. Aroma certainly as advertised. Gingerbread spices and vanilla. Bourbon notes backing it up. Light fruits at the edges. Taste starts with sweet cocoa, bourbon and spice notes then kick in. Drying, woody finish. Taste is a bit harsher than aroma but still nice. An impressive creation.
Schaetzakowski (10) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a vertical of 2013-2015. 2014 was drinking the best. 2013 was a bit past its prime and really didn’t get as much Ginger bread. I recommend sitting on this beer for year. So my rating is for the 2014
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to rich. Pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is holy cinnamon gingerbread sweetness chocolate marshmallow roast malts. Taste is more of the cinnamon gingerbread roast malts plenty sweetness and some barrel notes.
tom10101 (5271) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle (750 ml) at tasting. From Frank, thanks!
>>> A good barrel-aged spicy stout that, despite not being easy drinking even for the style, is rather cohesive and well "balanced".
+ Spices, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla share the spotlight in a rather cohesive way
+ The barrel treatment is well executed and not overwhelming
− Despite being rather well balanced, a flavor profile like this one make the beer cloying quickly
− Although it’s deeper and more complex than the regular version, it still only have an average body for the style
○ Much better than the non barrel-aged version, which was really thin
Flavors: Ginger, bourbon, roasted malts, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with low-medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of spices, alcohol. Taste is of spices, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Light-medium carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Way better than regular version.
mathieuc (3316) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Pours a dark brown with a small beige head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of gingerbread and ginger. Taste is of ginger, moderately sweet, slightly fruity and end on gentle bourbon flavors. Body is medium-full and carbonation moderate. Pretty good.