Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Served in a Hardywood goblet. Pours dark brown. Nose is fairly heavily spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and others. Also notes of chocolate and roast. Flavor is lightly sweet, but is mostly focused on spice. Stout base is in the background. Medium body with quite a bit of spice through the finish. Overall, too much spice for my taste.
beechner224 (18) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Beer. Tastes like you are drinking gingerbread cookies. comes out dark brown with a great head. Excellent Beer!
jtclockwork (5219) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to soonerchamps. Pours very dark brown/black with tan head. Nose and taste of cinnamon, toasted gingerbread, nutmeg, chocolate toast, vanilla, anise, fruit cake and light cherry bread. Medium bodied.
alexsdad06 (3102) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by mikem409. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small fine beige head. The aroma has light roast, chocolate, ginger with moderately sweet spices. The flavor has much of the same; chocolate, roast, gingerbread cookies. Medium plus body with a smooth presentation.
Mora2000 (4111) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the ginger with some chocolate thrown in. The flavor is full of ginger, cinnamon, chocolate and medium roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
PhillyCraft (2119) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Eric with Allen and Eric. Pours red, brown with small beige head, aromas of gingerbread, honey, wood, cinnamon, and cherry booze. Boozey cookie finish. Lots of carbonation. Liked this but wasn’t crazy about it like others.
adamjackson (1316) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not quite black. dark but not 100%. no head at all. Very sweet nose. loads of cinnamon, some brown sugar and candy corn. sort of a molasses weirdness.
Yeah, it’s Christmas in a bottle but not in a good way. Yes, gingerbread but a lot of ginger, not too sweet and not insanely christmasy. Sort of roast and dry.
Atom (1007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml pours dark brown/black with a large tan head. Aroma chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, clove, lots of honey, and a slight roast. Yeah taste very similar to a gingerbread cookie more clove then ginger, lots of honey toffee, vanilla, and some chocolate. Interesting and enjoyable something about honey in dark beers though.
brystmar (517) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super carbonated, gingerbread is muted among the bubbles. Cinnamon nose; not much roast. I remember this being better.
TheAlum (4359) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a rich darker black pour, ominous, a decent thickness, frothy tannish head atop. Some fudgy malts, roast, gentle coffee. Some vanilla, spice. Nore ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa. Initial is firmer bodied, a bit dry and roasty up front, trailing with cocoa, coffee, gentle fudgy malts meet cinnamon, cocoa, and vanilla. Some spice. Middle is a bit more mellow dry, cinnamon and gingerbread. Cocoa, some creamy vanilla, toffee, toast. Some spice. Backend is a bit fudgy, bakers cocoa, some coffee, spice. Finish is dry, roasty, some life from the spirit, firmer bitterness, spice, bakers chocolate hang on. A dry finish. Nice. I think the non-barreled version is a touch better.
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from a fellow Siebel student, thanks Matt! Pours a deep brown, almost black colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is fresh ginger and a nice cinnamon spice with richer chocolates and a light roast. A slight bready caramel in there too. Flavor is similar. Rich chocolates and a nice roast with a bit of a bready caramel giving this a real cookie quality. Spiced throughout, but very well balanced. Finishes dry with a bit more spice and roasts before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Smooth, medium body and a creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really awesome beer. The spices are used perfectly and really make this taste like a ginger bread cookie with chocolate and roasts. Excellent stuff.