aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy crap. This really does taste like gingerbread. The only thing even close to resembling a flaw is that it’s a little too sweet.
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brown colour, cream head. Aroma of malts, chocolate and cookies. Sweet flavour, spices, malts and chocolate. Spicy finish, malts.
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBSG IV, the Hot and Sweaty Edition, Gent 2015. Thanks for sharing, ElManana+1!)
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Thanks Tom for this long wanted brew!   Black, moderate to large foamy beige head, very nice lacing.   Gingerbread aroma, as well as sweet roasted malts.   Smells like the cookie!   So smooth on the tongue, just the right amount of Gingerbread to blend well with the sweet chocolately roasted malts.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Strong Gingerbread cookie like finish.   Sweet chocolate like roasted malts finish it off.   Great Holiday brew!
SPDickerman (1191) - Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Smells of ginger and subtle roast. Taste is light sweet, hints of spice and roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout finishes with a subtle lingering ginger sweetness.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share @ Hampton Inn pre-DLD 2016. Pour is dark tan with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor of gingerbread, booze, chocolate, wood, dough, cookies, and brown sugar. Finish has a bit more spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla.
blueshockey24 (460) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, cinnamon and ginger. Taste is sweet rich chocolate cinnamon with a ginger cinnamon chocolate finish. I like it and glad i was able to track a bottle down.
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice, cookie, ginger. Thick mouth, chewy, with rich chocolate and light spice, hides booze well, very nice.
popery (2009) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is a very dark brown, opaque. Medium-sized head, which is light brown. Pretty good retention with a little bit of lacing. The aroma is big on ginger with flavors of chocolate and caramel, as well. Nice doughy malt flavor base. Definitely reminiscent of sweet gingerbread. Light on the roast, even pretty light on the chocolate which is more there to add some milk chocolate depth to the caramel. Ginger is very natural and fresh with a moderately spicy tone. Taste has a touch more roast, but it’s still mostly a ginger caramel sugar cookie party. Fairly sweet, maybe a bit much since there’s not a ton of complexity to the sweetness. Pretty full body. Creamier and richer than expected, and that really helps sell the ginger flavor. Overall, the ginger works quite well, but the rest of the beer is a bit boring. It’s good. There’s just not a lot of depth to it.
stevoj (4015) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my cousin John B. What a way to cap the evening, nice full bodied stout, hints of gingerbread accent rather than overwhelm the roast grain base brew. Mildly sweet and spicy with a gentle warmth to finish things up.
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Big ginger nose. Chocolatey ginger snap cookie taste.
BuckeyeBoy (6102) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small head. nose is ginger bread to the max some roast malts. Taste is more of the roast malts gingerbread and some floral notes.