strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer tastes like a gingerbread cookie. It is fabulous if you like that tase. I could drink this all winter long.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bomber thanks to thirdeye11) A lot of spices. Reminds me a lot of Divine Reserve 9. Brown color. Ginger, cloves, pepper. I could go for a touch sweeter but I like this a lot.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay Harbor, 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.
Dorwart (2266) - 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!
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured a deep brown with a cream head. nose is roasted malts, ginger, molasses, and chocolate. nice on the palate, big roasted malts, ginger, faint syrup, and a chocolate finish.
stangger (571) - 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.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, walnut brown with khaki head, coffee herbal aromas, herbal, chocolate,marshmallow flavors, caramel finish
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.
jimhilt (2274) - 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.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brownish with black edges. Nose is cacao, patent malt, molasses, mild anise. Tastes pretty rich, with patent malt, cacao, molasses, black licorice, and some gingery spice in the finish.