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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8850) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Dark brown pour with a small, off-white head. The aroma is an intermingling of gingerbread, milk chocolate and caramel. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Nearly mirroring the nose, the flavor is a mélange of fudge, milk chocolate and gingerbread. Finishes malty, buttery and just so dang Christmassy. Thanks to biggsbowler for providing this absolutely delicious beer!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1481) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2181) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at EBF Saturday. Huge ginger and spice with a sweet bread to back it up, nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RussianDragon (322) - - MAY 8, 2014
On tap at Rustico Ballston. Pours a still black with deep red hues when backlit. Aroma is freshly cut ginger and roasted malts. Flavor is hot ginger and general spicules. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2001) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Spice, cookie, oats flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle I brought to the RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. 2013 release. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of ginger, mint, chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, ginger, light mint, caramel. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Better fresh but interesting to see how it’s changed with some mintiness coming through..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10748) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle shared by Ken at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with orange glints and a tan head. Aroma of gingerbread and dark malt. Full bodied. Flavor is very gingerbread over smooth dark malt. Ginger sort of functions to offset malt. It is extremely tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
750 ml bottle from RABinCO back when he was RABinVA - thanks again, Ryan! Pours a deep opaque brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of ginger, chocolate, holly, pine, earth, leaves, roast, and a splash of brown sugar. The flavor is the same. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and an earthy, spicy, smooth mouthfeel. Something is a little off here. I had higher hopes. It isn’t bad, just a little disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Ginger, caramel, toffee, slightly minty nose. Dark chocolate, ginger, caramel, spicy flavor. Fine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2040) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a bunrt umber color with two fingers of eggshell. Lots of gingerbread both on nose and palate but its true ginger spice and not some artificial sweet ginger... earthy molasses, spiced ginger, pepper, medium roasted malt, walnut bitterness. Nice and earthy but the body is a touch thinner than I expected... heavy carbonation keep it lighter on the mouthfeel than expected but a well done beer for sure !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of molasses, ginger, clove, and cocoa powder. A bit of toffee and oatmeal. Decent roasted malt, too. Flavor is slightly sweet with some toffee, molasses, and oatmeal character. Mild bitterness of roasted malt and cocoa powder. Nice ginger spiciness.


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