zacgillbanks (1750) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness in York. A black beer that pours with a large foamy cream head. It has an initial hit of chocolate and ginger followed by a sweet liquorice finish. Superb! Bottle Conditioned.
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours very dark brown, with a thin tan head. The nose is dark fruit, blackcurrant, blueberry, ginger and chocolate. The taste is ginger, spice, charcoal, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, wood and burnt toast, with a dry-roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent stuff.
jackl (3781) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Many thanks to Leighton for the pour. Deep brown color with a brownish-orange head. The nose is ginger cookies and sugar. Mild hints of vanilla bean and chocolate powder. The taste is taste is mild light vanilla and white chocolate. Spiced christmas cake and mild ginger powder. Mildly dry finish. A bit thin in the body, soft carbonation. Overall, I like the integration of flavors, but the thin mouthfeel marks this down a bit!
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s big birthday bash at CPK, London. Pours brown with a moderate, foamy beige head. Big ginger nose with some nice chocolate accents. Medium to big sweet flavor with loads more ginger, light roast and some dark chocolate. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Robust ginger finish with light sting, modest roast, good chocolate. Fantastic balance. Great integration between the ginger and chocolate character. Of course you need to like ginger to enjoy this beer, but the overall balance and nuance here is excellent.
leaparsons (7710) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dull black with a thin beige foam. Aromas are toffee and roast malts with ginger. Smoky with cocoa husk and hazelnuts. Flavours are roast malt with dark chocolate and nuts. Spicy ginger with raisins and lemon. Gets better as it warms up.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, Inspire, Coventry, 22/02/12. Still pitch with a tan halo. Some ginger nuts in the aroma but I wouldn’t have picked them out blind; red apple, blackcurrant. Juicy stout with blackcurrant and apple fruit but what happened to the ginger? Thin bodied. Some bitter chocolate and well done pistachio. Decent flavours but as 6.5% stouts go, deeply average.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light ginger. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, ginger, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2012 bottle at home .. Huge thanks to Benjii and Sevare ... deep black ... barest lacing ... soft dark chocolate nose (no real ginger) ... soft ginger front ... dark roast malts ... little fizz up front but otherwise quite flat ... nice chocolate ... but really not thta much ginger 3.7
cask at bow ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep roast and chocolate nose ...soft ginger front ... sweet rost malts ... dark sweet chocolate ... oh yeah rich and yummy 4.1
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Marble Arch, Manchester and drunk in Hotel.
Pours with lively fluffy beige head. Dark brown with strong ginger and dark chocolate nose. Ginger in flavour fairly subtle, bubbly carbonation, thick mouthfeel and slight ginger bite in the finish. No sign of the high ABV though.
Fin (6933) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at 57 St Thomas Street Bar, Manchester in company of Loz, Baz, Jude, Kenny & Jenny 20.01.12 consumed at home 22.01.12 Pours very dark brown with a beige head. This is undoubtedly very smooth and agreeable though the ginger is not as up front as I expected, with the roastiness of the malts tipping this slightly more into a full on stout with just a mere sprinkling of ginger which wasn’t what I was expecting. Pleasant if a little restrained, great beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6