Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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.
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown color with a nice off-white head. The aroma carries a nice gingerbread spice. Flavor is a deep chocolate roasty stout with a strong gingerbread spice...a great Christmas beer.
Notes: Denver Rare Beer Tasting ’13
RobertDale (3784) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice beige head. Aroma of spice, malt, and chocolate. Taste is ginger, roasted malt, cinnamon, chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. Very rich and creamy. Excellent. Can’t wait to find the BA version.
kidobutai (435) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle. Nice appearance, great lacing. Delicious aroma, cinnamon maybe? Amazing taste, creamy, smooth, perfect.
nasmith003 (125) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely hits the gingerbread notes with fresh ginger aroma and flavor. Malty backbone and slight hop bite.
Luvystypotables (841) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of gingerbread and allspice. Pours a dark brown color with a short lasting tan well laced head. Taste of gingerbread and spice with a creamy feel and a spice finish.
mike5326 (1037) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Gingerbread and malt aroma. Full body with a creamy gingerbread flavor and a full finish.
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pressboxjoe (242) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wine bottle, tulip. Robust tan head from robust pour. Aroma of ginger and brown sugar. Some peppermint. Flavor ginger, bitter cocoa, condensed milk. So so sweet. In the end more ginger medicine than gingerbread cookie. Not for me. Not horrible.
TheEpeeist (3415) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a creamy balsa head. Nose is toasted coconut morphing into ginger and vanilla with hints of cocoa. As rich as hoped for with a medium to full body and a bright tang. Again I get coconut in the taste but the honey really shines. The ginger adds a nice bite with a touch of molasses and coffee bean ending with bitter cinnamon.
TomDecapolis (4569) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with some amber notes and a medium bubbly tan lacing head. Aroma of gingerbread dipped in hot chocolate. Flavor of ginger bread cookies covered in dark chocolate. Well done Hardywood!
BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from growler into stout glass (snifter might be better choice). Pours dark brown with a thin head. Ginger and spices are on the nose as well as a touch of roastiness. Taste is nice with milk chocolate, roasted malt, light ginger, vanilla, and spices. Ginger leaves a light tingle on the finish which really works well.