hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in line for Blåbær ’15. Blackish pour with a tan head. Notes of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and chocolate. A bit weak.
tom10101 (3905) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: Bottle (750 ml) at tasting. From Frank, thanks!
>>> A surprisingly thin but otherwise decent spicy stout.
+ Spices, despite being the dominant flavor, aren’t offensive and are rather well integrated
− The body was light to medium and combined with a rather weak mouthfeel, the result is that the beer felt really thin for the style
− There was an unpleasant acidity in the taste
− Not much depth or complexity
○ The bourbon barrel-aged version, although not stellar, was much better
Flavors: Ginger, roasted malts, cinnamon, lactic notes
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Tim. Aroma is full on, lots of ginger, pfeffernusse, creamy. Taste is full on too, rich, sweet, gingerbread, spice, coats the mouth. Creamy, vanilla. Dark fruit. Nutty. And nutty. (?)
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with very low brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is of spices. Taste is of spices, malt, some acidity. Palate: Light-medium body. Light-medium carbonation. Overall: Ok. Not a favorite of mine.
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Darrin. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aromas of ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, malts, chocolate, honey cake. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa, ginger, honey cake, caramel, vanilla.
mathieuc (2180) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue and a small off-white rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of grapes and bourbon. Taste is of spices, chocolate, grapes. Moderately sweet. Body is full and carbonation soft. Overall a pretty tasty stout, not too ginger-forward in comparison to the BA version but still interesting enough.
jinroh (733) - ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, bit if beige head. Aroma is thick gingerbread, loads of it, sweet and full of cookies. Taste is sort of what it smells. Loads of ginger, cookies and Christmas flavours. Also reminds me some pumpkin beers, probably because of all those spices. Nice dessert beer. Not really a beer I’d like to have a full pint of but a small glass feels nice.
czar (5704) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours unclear light brown with a small light beige cap, some retention and lacing. mint and ginger vanilla chocolate cookies, burnt caramel, spices, vanilla, lactose, awkward yeast. light to low carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet and plain spicy finish. low-fi ginger. subpar spiced stout o-k.
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Dark almost black pour with white head. Light vegetal notes, light cocoa, spicy, cinnamon. Taste is bitter, spicy, lots of ginger, light chocolate, light roasty notes. Palate is med light bodied with good carbonation. Decent.
simont1 (417) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Over the top aroma, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, wood, soy sauce, butterscotch, eggnog, chocolate, rum spice, light booze. Very over the top and artificial tasting. Lightly boozy, extremely thin, not very stout like.