hopscotch (10184) - 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!
markextrae (2331) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by a friend. A deep black pour with a tanned head. Nose is ofcourse loaded with spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, chocolate and dark malts. just full of spices and it has really nothing to do With gingerbread imo. Not my kind of beer
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Black pour with a nice tan head. Light ginger aroma, vanilla, loads of spice, can’t say it would specifically remind me of gingerbread. Bitter flavor, loads of spice, some sweetness, ginger, vanilla, etc. Not bad, but disappointed. Used to be overhyped for sure.
GlasgowTAD (727) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at all killer no filler warmup. Pours brownish black with virtually no head. Aroma is dominated by ginger and spices. Taste is gingerbread dough, spices, little bit of hot ginger.
RasmusOtt (1708) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in line for blåbær. Thanks to Darrin. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, gingerbread, sweet spices, chocolate, cocoa and cinnamon rolls. The taste has those same big and spicy notes and is overall sweet and spicy. Interesting but a bit too spicy with nothing to balance it out. Still tasty.
bursprak (1492) - 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 (4094) - 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 (2884) - 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 (2686) - 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 (842) - 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 (2351) - 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.