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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (918) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Aromas of gingerbread, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, some roast. Black with a fairly lasting tan head. Lightly sweet. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
750 ml bottle from RABinCO back when he was RABinVA - thanks again, Ryan! Pours a deep opaque brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of ginger, chocolate, holly, pine, earth, leaves, roast, and a splash of brown sugar. The flavor is the same. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and an earthy, spicy, smooth mouthfeel. Something is a little off here. I had higher hopes. It isn’t bad, just a little disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of molasses, ginger, clove, and cocoa powder. A bit of toffee and oatmeal. Decent roasted malt, too. Flavor is slightly sweet with some toffee, molasses, and oatmeal character. Mild bitterness of roasted malt and cocoa powder. Nice ginger spiciness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1190) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle I brought to the RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. 2013 release. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of ginger, mint, chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, ginger, light mint, caramel. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Better fresh but interesting to see how it’s changed with some mintiness coming through..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Spice, cookie, oats flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Ginger, caramel, toffee, slightly minty nose. Dark chocolate, ginger, caramel, spicy flavor. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RussianDragon (424) - - MAY 8, 2014
On tap at Rustico Ballston. Pours a still black with deep red hues when backlit. Aroma is freshly cut ginger and roasted malts. Flavor is hot ginger and general spicules. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle shared by Ken at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with orange glints and a tan head. Aroma of gingerbread and dark malt. Full bodied. Flavor is very gingerbread over smooth dark malt. Ginger sort of functions to offset malt. It is extremely tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2118) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
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 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at EBF Saturday. Huge ginger and spice with a sweet bread to back it up, nice beer!

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