stangger (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the beer store in Southampton. Light ruby/brown pour, minimal lacing. Sweet caramel aroma, very sugary. Molasses, ultra-sweet taste. Raisins, fruity pebbles. Some ginger. Not much. Almost a hint of vanilla. I liked it.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled poured sample at Bar Harbor Brewing downtown. Surprising amount of milk chocolate head in such a small glass. Smells like a molasses cookie and tastes about the same. Ginger is lurking in the background, but the molasses is the bulk of the show here. Body was a little on the heavy, creamy side, not much carbonation. Interesting, but you wouldn’t need to get more than one.
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasty color almost without head. Fragrances of brown sugar and ginger with maple syrup hints.Ginger and molasse attack your taste buds right away but quickly you have nothing left. The oily texture doesn’t hide the lack of bubbles. Also, at end some smokey-carbonisation seem to appears. Fair bitterness. I’m disapointed because it seems at beginning a very good one but my enthusiams fall after the second taste.
eaglefan538 (2958) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour was brown with some mahoganey edges, ok head and weak lacing. The aroma was chocolate, molasses, ginger. The flavor followed, sasafras also seemingly present, dark fruits too, maple. Mouthfeel was moderate for a brown ale or moderate light for a porter, carbonation average. Not a bad brew.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers, cellared for one year after purchase) Pours dark brown with half a finger of tan head. Aroma of ginger, light vanilla and molasses. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, a touch pebbly. Flavor of ginger, chocolate and molasses. Like a malty Jamaican ginger beer with chocolate and a little sweet molasses. Low alcohol presence. Pretty good, maybe some aging helps this.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark brown with a ruby red tint to it. almost no head. aroma is slight roasted malts, some ginger, also sense a hint of coffee. taste similar to a brown ale but with a little bite to it. great finish of gingerbread and dark malts but more bitter upfront. molasses gives it a nice full old time flavor. pretty solid interesting beer.
ben4321 (4839) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Shop Rite - Hoboken, 4/22/11
Aroma: The nose has some spice, there is some molasses present but not much ginger
Appearance: It pours a medium brown color with minimal beige head
Flavor: The taste is alright, lots of molasses, its sugary, very minimal ginger presence here as well
Palate: This one has a medium body, a decent mouthfeel, but it fades pretty quickly
This stuff was alright. I mean it has a lot of sugary notes and some spice, but there isn’t a ton going on beyond that. The ginger really isn’t present in this one at all. I wouldn’t rush out for it again, but it wasn’t terrible either.
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a small amount of head. Sweet malty spicy flavor with a quick finish.
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Minimal head with little carbonation. Interesting aroma. Light and spicy with some gingerbread, soft malts and a hint of licorice. Very dark crimson brown in color. Lots of roasted grains in the flavor along with a tad of ginger up front and then a big kick of molasses at the end. Some raisins and dates in there also. Light alcohol presence and a somewhat thick and oily palate. Finishes thick and malty. An interesting brew and one that ain’t too bad!
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a one finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Deep, almost cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is molasses, flavor is almost sweet molasses with the ginger in the background. $11.30 for a 22oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.