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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This rich dark gingerbread stout entices with the aromas of the holidays. The flavor of gingerbread comes alive, beginning with the smooth sweetness and heartiness of dark roasted malts and a touch of wheat. But it’s the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
The body is very dark brown, almost black. Rich and robust, with many spice notes (I detected cinnamon and ginger). Some light hop bite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (511) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours a deep black color. Large brown head lats with lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet and super ginger. Taste is super ginger. Kind of a slick oatmeal mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Serving: Bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a creamy tan head. The nose reminds me of a combination of gingerbread and root beer. The flavor is on the sweet side with notes of ginger, cinnamon, spice bread, and light brown malt notes. It comes across as more of a brown ale than a stout to me. Medium bodied with a lasting finish. This one didn’t do much for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3002) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Shared by radagast83. Thanks Chris! The beer is dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma of spice, sweet, sugary malts, light chocolate. The flavor is ok. A bit cloying and certainly best in small quantities. Not in the same league as the Hardywood Gingerbread Stout we had just prior. Medium bodied with relatively low carbonation. Alcohol presence not as well disguised as it could be. Overall, this was middle of the road.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (780) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours Black with Tan head that holds on to the sides. Bursting with aromas of gingerbread, clove, and nutmeg. Tastes same spices with some roasted malts, little smoke. Sweet. All of these flavors loiter on my palate into the finish. Fun Chirstmas beer, especially fun to share with friends not into craft beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
thechandler (590) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Flavor is reasonably sweet. Notes of crystallized ginger, rather than gingerbread. Additional notes of nutmeg and allspice. Not bad, but a little sweet for me. Very creamy and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Oh sam adams, how you rarely disappoint... but you certainly managed to on this occasion. Not that this is a horrible beer or anything. On the contrary, it is actually fairly tasty. But while this is a tasty beverage, it doesn’t hold a candle to the original Hardywood GBS. I guess that was my mistake in going into this having just had the Hardwood version. this one does pour a nice dark clear brown with good head retention, and is quite nice to look at. And all the notes of ginger and nutmeg are there, but it is overpowered by the cinnamon and overall just seems a bit thin on the palate. I did love the label art with the little guy that gets his leg broken off. But for my money, I’d rather pick up a Hardywood that is about 10x’s as delicious and little cheaper to boot!

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2450) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Draft. Deep black stout look and color. Smells of sweet ginger, pumpkin, banana and carrot bread. TAste is similar with a sweet bready flavor but doesn't overpower the beer keeping it well balanced. Can't wait to try the bottle version. Excellent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black with a medium to large light brown head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, cookies, spice, roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor was much more seasonal/spice than stout. Some solid spice flavor with a roasted undertone and only hints of cookies. A solid beer for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5572) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Black bodied with a tall, dense, thick brown head. Aroma is strong spice and gingerbread cookies. Soft roasted malt comes through as well. Taste is roasted malt, gingerbread cookies, spice notes, flavored coffee and faint chocolate. Body is medium with a strong, dense carbonation and lots of sugary stickiness. Finishes with more roasted malt, gingerbread cookies, spices and coffee notes.


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