Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in a trade with a generous BA. Beer has piqued my interest for awhile, Iím really happy to be finally giving this a try. Pours a pitch black in color with some brown hues around the edge of the glass. Nose is gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice. Normally I think the nose would be taken over with spices in this beer, but the gingerbread is holding strong. Itís prominent and pleasant. Taste is dry gingerbread, itís not overpowering, but itís gentle and pleasant. There is the aforementioned spice and chocolate and just a little coffee. Moderate mouthfeel, light to moderate carbonation, and a long finish. This is exactly what I was hoping for. When I heard the description, I didnít think it would live up to the flavor, but it surpassed my expectations. This would be an excellent holiday sipper at thanksgiving or Christmas.
NikkTwist (1743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Pitch black pour. Only a slight off-white ring on top. Clean dark sweet caramel malts. Chocolate liquorice. The ginger is clearly present but does not particularly define the beer - certainly more ginger than gingerbread. Some molasses. Good stuff.
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. The ginger is pretty well tempered and doesnít destroy the stout elements. Pours black with good head and lacing. Not a hell of a lot of roast, that being said. Sweet finish. Tap at Churchkey.
davey101 (696) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml in to a tulip. 2014 vintage. Pours a nice black with a finger of light tan foam. Nose is a nice combination of chocolate, licorice and ginger. Not much else really, but itís a little sweet and spicy. Taste is a chocolate covered ginger candy. Light spice and honey sweetness. You definitely get the ginger and stout, but itís not exactly like a gingerbread cookie or super complex. It is really damn tasty though.
voyageurmike (63) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in sampler. Dark brown with strong gingerbread and vanilla aroma and taste. Creamy with a great lingering finish. A very artful gingerbread stout.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, toffee and cinnamon. Loads of gingerbread flavor.
Voodoo (347) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque deep brown with a healthy off white head which lingers......aroma of nutmeg, ginger.......taste is chocolate, ginger, toasted vanilla, booze, finishing with a deep bitter finish. Quite an interesting Christmas drink.
QuezXLV (401) - Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! This is a great random pick from Trader Joe's. Nice sweet gingerbread flavor and the malty hardyness of a stout. The aroma matches the taste very well and it's excellent.
- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tgncc (2878) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Fegley Brewfest. Nice aroma of ginger, spice, chocolate. The appearance is deep black, tan head. The flavor is ginger, brown sugar, spices, chocolate. The finish is spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, piney hops. Medium, slightly thick in body. Very nicely done.
Thompson (356) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small off-white head.... black clear colour.. smell ginger malty.. taste ginger heavy body.. shared by benzai..
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [from local swap worldwide edition thanks to nimbleprop] @ weekly tasting shared with Joes and Thompson. Very dark brown to black color, average sized beige to slight brown head. Aroma is huge ginger and (Dutch) speculaas, herbs or spices. Taste malts, again huge ginger, again some "speculaas" and herbs or spices with a touch of sweet-bitter. Although, after a while you kind of get used to it and it gets a little better. That is, if you donít like herbs or spices. After a while the huge ginger subsides and becomes a bit chocolate and caramel. Smooth texture, decent body and soft carbonation. Nice treat I would never ever have tried otherwise!