hopscotch (8541) - 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!
Lukaduke (1745) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 !
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at EBF Saturday.
Huge ginger and spice with a sweet bread to back it up, nice beer!
ThirstyBird (1196) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of spices and roasted malts, sweet
chinchill (1380) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hardywood gingerbread stout shared at RBWG-2014
Slight harshness/burn from the ginger.
Aroma is balanced, with a moderate dose of ginger.
The ginger is way more pronounced in the mouth. I did adjust as I drank but it still seemed a bit overdone even at the end.
jbruner (1983) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a deep brownish black with thin tan head. Aroma of ginger, lots of it, a hint of sweet malt. Taste is more balanced, sweet like a gingerbread cookie, not really any roast though and a little thin for a stout. Alcohol is well hidden, never would have guessed.
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle generously shared by the Drake at the RBWG grand tasting. Loads of ginger in the nose. More sugary sweet malts in the flavor give it more of a cookie profile. It all comes together nicely.
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Many thanks to my secret santa nimbleprop for this beer.
Dark in the glass with a great and creamy head. The beer starts smooth, intense and highly drinkable. Absolutely great mix between smooth and not-too-sweet malty body with great ginger-spices. The alcohol is not tastable. The aftertaste is long, smooth, velvet. Caramel, fudge. Nicely bitter in the aftertaste.
Absolutely great beer! --> 15/14/15/14
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by maniac. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cookie and caramel malt, earthy hops, dates and prunes. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, spicy alcohol, light hops and bitterness, chocolate and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
tfbelden9 (1) - Providence Forge, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, ginger, dough, brown foam, hazy, brown, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, long finish, Gingerbread in a Glass!