jamesie1857 (1227) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - Another good one, Iím edging over to the Dark Side with all these stouts Iíve just bought. Classic black body / tan head combo - the toastiness and roasted coffee aroma, coupled with an underlying spiciness leaves you salivating for the first sip. When it comes, warmth, coffee, liquorice, then the ginger sneaks in, then a dark chocolate, bitter burnt toast and nuts finish it of in the ending. Excellent stout. Oh Manchester, so much to answer for.
mrtavora (25) - - OCT 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Who would have thought ginger and stout would go well so perfectly? The beer pours creamy, dense, opaque black. A feast for the eyes.
A bit over-carbonated but that is not a problem. Not much aroma.
The ginger is perfectly balanced and marred to the beer. Good hop finish and very pleasant palate. I will definitively be drinking this one again.
Smallprint (74) - - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with some light coming through around the edges, massive, light brown head, wasnít expecting that as it had been just stored for weeks. Couldnít smell too much, possibly because of the head, but there were spices coming through and the typical stout roastiness. The ginger has a very pleasant kick, a nice spiciness to the beer, some chocolate coming through aswell, some roasted malts to compliment it. A long lasting spice on the mouth, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Good beer, not at all unpleasant, but Iíve had better.
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Canterbury. Black beer with dark brown edges, a bit of a gusher with a thick dark beige head. Ginger choc biscuit aroma. I rather like this to be honest. I like the ginger the sting the hop on the finish. Yep, pretty good.
BoBoChamp (5115) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, new English brew Anno 2012, with ginger, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex Stout, malty/roasted and slightly spicy/sweet, not too heavy, balanced, clear, good head, good brew
stravale (1898) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, big big frothy tan head, gusher, good lacing
Aroma - Lots of spicy good quality ginger, dark deep rich malts, gingerbread malts, some plain ginger chocolate, great aroma
Taste as aroma, smooth ginger, plain chocolate, smooth dark rich malts, quite sweet, great flavour, donít notice the 6.5%, well blended, yummy flavour
Palate - soft carb (eventually), medium body. Smooth rich malty spicy palate. Finish as main flavour, just smooth and yummy
Overall - This is great stout, the ginger / dark malts balance is just right. Another winner from Marble!
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big first impression, strong, big flavor. Great palate, dense without being overbearing. My friend, not a big beer geek, wrote on my notepad: "After taste of long-johns discovered at the bottom of the laundry basket". A bit unfair, I thought. (on cask at the York Tap, York)
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Bow Bar. Big gingerbread, treacle, light vanilla nose. Nice balance of sweet and roasty, warm ginger, liquorice, dark chocolate, rich vanilla malts, treacle. Soft roast bitter finish. Lovely.
hlc (10) - - JUL 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
not much ginger on the aroma, but this leads to wonderfully complex drink the ginger hiding under a great malt profile that holds its bitterness and tiny underlying bitterness holding it all together, really a must try.
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
14th June 2012
Bottle at the CP&K, Scopeyís Birthday Bash. Cheers Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer. Small pale tan head. Light airy palate, fairly dry. Very mild dark malts with a little lacto. Mild mellow ginger. Finishes sweet with mellow ginger warmth. A good idea this beer but I think would work better if it was bigger and richer but I guess it would then lose itís heritage.