omhper (19955) - Tyresö, - JAN 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown. Aroma is completely dominated by ginger and cinnamon. Fairly slender bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Flavour of sheer gingersnap dough with ginger, cinnamon and caramel ans components. Citric finish with some perfumy bitterness.
Stuu666 (3549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown, nose is cinnamon, sweet toffee, taste is ginger, cinnamon, sweet, fruity.
StuartC (34) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Clear, dark brown, no fizz, light-brown head only from pour; Aromas of English Breakfast tea, leather tanneries, root ginger and fragrant sweet jasmine; Sharp saline burst on attack; Massive cacophony of mixed spices - ginger and cinnamon dominate, but carraway seed and nutmeg also noticeable - with gentle hints of soft stewed fruits; Warming aniseed and general earthiness lingers.
This is still a very young beer, this being this years’ bottling only released a few weeks ago. There are plenty of flavours present, just without any structure, depth or weight yet. I’ll taste again and re-rate in a few month’s time.
Nilz (419) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. From the Brewery pours a ruddy brown ale with a tan head.. Aroma of ginger and spices., the taste had cinnamon with the ginger again with a dry finish. A pleasant winter ale I thought.
mighty_meadow (246) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle conditioned ale.
Pours dark brown/black with nice creamy beige head. Aroma of slightly musty ginger. Tastes mainly ginger but with a very sour finish and slightly metallic aftertaste. Looks and smells better than it tastes unfortunately.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
5.2% part of a Rakuten 12 pack. It is a nice looking beer pouring a very dark brown with a light beige head. The aroma is sweet ginger. The flavor is a zesty sweet giner which was unexpected but nice. Possibly a touch too sweet. I get lemon, ginger, some dark chocolate malt notes(very subtle) but no cinnamon at all. An interesting twist on a dark beer, it reminds me of Ichijoji Brewery’s Black Pearl Grapefruit Stout. Some roast coffee notes in the aftertaste. Not too bad but be warned it is mostly ginger in the flavor profile. After it had warmed up more of the chocolate malts come through and it balances out.
Scopey (7413) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Islay Ales. It pours darkest mahoganny with a medium beige head. The nose is ginger, cinnamon, Xmas pudding, light roast, coffee, faint malt vinegar and aniseed. The taste is sour malt, cola, ginger ale, cinnamon, roasted malt, sherbet, dark fruit and charcoal with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Interesting... not sure that the light sourness should be there, but drinks quite well at the mo.
JohnRMurdoch (3407) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2013
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml bottle from The Whisky Trail. Very dark brown colour, not much head. Aniseed & vanilla aroma. Ginger & cinnamon flavour, sour aftertaste. Sorry I cannot drink this.
mr_h (3087) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear dark brown, no head, very fizzy, strong aroma of cinnamon and ginger, cinnamon and ginger flavour, possibly caramel, far too gassy, sour, dry finish
Theydon_Bois (9935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh - 08/12/12.
Opaque mahogony brown with a tan head that retains well.
Nose is liqourice, dark toffee, medicinal tones, touch of plastic.
Taste comprises spruce bark, medicinal notes, herbs, light roast malt, root ginger, touch of smoke.
Medium bodied, light spritzyness in the carbonation, bitter finish.
Quite a bit going on flavour wise but pretty average in its execution.