ThirstyBird (1010) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to erzengel for sharing! Pours super dark brown with a orange highlights. The smell is molasses, ginger, dark fruit. The taste is ginger, sweet dark malt, licorice, dark fruit with a spicy/dry ending. Medium/full in body with nice slickness while the carbonation is soft and creamy. This isn’t really my type of beer but I have to admit that it is well done.
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of spices and roasted malts, sweet
chinchill (1263) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hardywood gingerbread stout shared at RBWG-2014
Slight harshness/burn from the ginger.
Aroma is balanced, with a moderate dose of ginger.
The ginger is way more pronounced in the mouth. I did adjust as I drank but it still seemed a bit overdone even at the end.
jbruner (1881) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a deep brownish black with thin tan head. Aroma of ginger, lots of it, a hint of sweet malt. Taste is more balanced, sweet like a gingerbread cookie, not really any roast though and a little thin for a stout. Alcohol is well hidden, never would have guessed.
italarican (1382) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle generously shared by the Drake at the RBWG grand tasting. Loads of ginger in the nose. More sugary sweet malts in the flavor give it more of a cookie profile. It all comes together nicely.
Erzengel (1707) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Many thanks to my secret santa nimbleprop for this beer.
Dark in the glass with a great and creamy head. The beer starts smooth, intense and highly drinkable. Absolutely great mix between smooth and not-too-sweet malty body with great ginger-spices. The alcohol is not tastable. The aftertaste is long, smooth, velvet. Caramel, fudge. Nicely bitter in the aftertaste.
Absolutely great beer! --> 15/14/15/14
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by maniac. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cookie and caramel malt, earthy hops, dates and prunes. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, spicy alcohol, light hops and bitterness, chocolate and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
tfbelden9 (1) - Providence Forge, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, ginger, dough, brown foam, hazy, brown, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, long finish, Gingerbread in a Glass!
GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a small pale head. Aroma is ginger, graham cracker, chai spices. Medium-light bodied, hint of astringency on the palate. Taste is ginger, clove. Meh.
MrFecesious (734) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Thanks Jason. Dark brown with a thin off-white cap. Aroma of ginger, chocolate, leaves, alcohol. Taste is bitter-sweet. Low carbonation, cakey mouthfeel. Very dry finish.