hopscotch (9559) - 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!
baraciisch (2033) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour with tan head... Aroma of cinnamon, spices, ginger, roasted malts... Flavor is slightly thin, with light watery mouthfeel... Notes of cinnamon, gingerbread, vanilla, spices, roasted malts... Decent, little hyped up
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vtafro (3835) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Ginger, chocolate and spice aromas. Chocolate, spice, potpourri and floral tones.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks! Dark black pour with caramel colored head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of big ginger, cinnamon, nice cookie like molasses into some lactose, dark chocolate, some earth. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, some dark chocolate, some hints of earth into nice ginger, cinnamon, clove, nice molasses, finishing sweet, dry.
AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thin white head. Earthy, Hillshire Farm summer sausage, chocolate, charred malt, nice ginger, vanilla aroma. Very good!
TheBeerGod (5350) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 750mL corked and caged. Black pour with a tall, dense tan head. Strong gingerbread notes, caramel, candy, cinnamon, cookies, chocolate, light vanilla and roasted malt notes in the nose. Taste is vanilla, gingerbread cookies, chocolate, caramel, toasted bread, cinnamon and dessert cake. Body is medium-full with a strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more vanilla, gingerbread cookies, cinnamon, caramel, toasted malt, candy and chocolate notes. Absolutely delicious!
tectactoe (2348) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks, Chris. Dark brown, very nearly black in body with a nicely foamy, thick khaki cap. Decent retention with some chunky lacing. Lovely aroma of warm ginger spice meshed with doughy, toasted cookie-like malts. Really does smell like a toasted gingerbread cookie. Little bit of cinnamon & mild scorched sugary sweetness on the nose, too, in lesser amounts. Flavor contains notes of gingerbread spice, shortbread, cinnamon, brown sugar, cocoa powder, & just a faint bit of warmth from the alcohol, but it never gets hot. A touch of ash, not sure if it’s more of a roasted malt contribution or perhaps even a bit of hoppiness, but it adds a touch of bitterness to balance the sweet, malty base of the beer. Creamy mouth feel, just shy of chewy. Finishes like you just ate one of those cute gingerbread men cookies. Awesome stuff.
NikkTwist (1747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Pitch black pour. Only a slight off-white ring on top. Clean dark sweet caramel malts. Chocolate liquorice. The ginger is clearly present but does not particularly define the beer - certainly more ginger than gingerbread. Some molasses. Good stuff.
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. The ginger is pretty well tempered and doesn’t destroy the stout elements. Pours black with good head and lacing. Not a hell of a lot of roast, that being said. Sweet finish. Tap at Churchkey.
davey101 (698) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml in to a tulip. 2014 vintage. Pours a nice black with a finger of light tan foam. Nose is a nice combination of chocolate, licorice and ginger. Not much else really, but it’s a little sweet and spicy. Taste is a chocolate covered ginger candy. Light spice and honey sweetness. You definitely get the ginger and stout, but it’s not exactly like a gingerbread cookie or super complex. It is really damn tasty though.
voyageurmike (64) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in sampler. Dark brown with strong gingerbread and vanilla aroma and taste. Creamy with a great lingering finish. A very artful gingerbread stout.