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 (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.
mar (5256) - 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.
Dorwart (2542) - 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!
blutt59 (6511) - 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
jimhilt (2559) - 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.
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.
stangger (619) - 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.
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber) deep brown pour, rich and clear in appearance. Ring of khaki-colored bubbles. Nose of ginger, chocolate, caramel, molasses, and licorice. Taste of molasses, licorice, unsweet, ginger, dry spicy cinnamon. Finish is dry, alcoholic, but quite flavorful.