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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
junon (427) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Its stuck in that limbo zone of being too thick to be anymore carbonated. However its too thin for the amount flavour it packs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1173) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Outstanding dark pour w/ a nice mocha head that leaves a lot of lacing. A very spicy aroma draws you in. The taste is a huge spice concoction that is velvety smooth on the palate! Definitely unique & it all seems to come together to make 1 really good beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours like silk. The darkest brown with a flourishing head of chocolate colored foam. Completely opaque yet it suggests ruby hues until you turn to natural light and find light and dark cola instead. Sheets of lace and a head that constantly refreshes.

Nose is authentic gingerbread with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg. A little clove to round it out and a hint of dark fruit. The malt is stunning and complex. Blackened grain with a deep dryness and a touch of burnt sugar that gives way to a supple and light molasses. A golden wheat crispness. A touch of smooth vanilla and a hint of peat like earth.

Taste follows the nose with flavors that continue to unfold. The malt character adds a slight chocolate smoothness, the alcohol is a little hot and peppery with a dryness of it’s own. The dark fruit is waiting far in the back for you to notice it. There is a taste in the very middle of the beer that is golden like a baked cookie from the wheat and black like a touch of burnt sugar on the bottom of a cookie. The roast continues to embolden itself in the drink as the molasses continues to smooth it out.

This beer was treat and I really liked it. Had all the dark and big roast of any well made stout plus the pleasant cookie spices. The malt was stalwart and unflinching, the earth was subtle. It leaves dry and with a slight bitter in the aftertaste to contrast the sweet and silken molasses.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Dark and rich with a creamy head. Spices not as prominent as you might expect. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimsRatings (421) - - DEC 6, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours dark brown with light brown head. Slight spice aroma. Taste is not slight. Not at all. Can taste cinnamon, nutmeg, and CLOVE. Not quite as strong as biting down on a clove pulled from a holiday ham. No burning that strong clove flavor items usually have. A very decent holiday beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2049) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
pours brown with a quick tan head. nose of toast, cinnamon, ginger. taste begins muddled, light sweetness engulfed by toast. gingerbread cookies on the finish. that part was enjoyable. body is solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3064) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
22 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount into my Funkwerks glass. Black appearance with a light brown head and some lacing. The aroma and flavor is basically the spices mentioned in the description, very little stout characteristics. Light to medium body with a thin feel, hard to believe this is 9%. Kind of a disappointment, too many spices for me.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Had off tap at wob cap hill. Smells like a gingerbread cookie! Dark black, tan head. Sips full and sweet with chocolate and raspberry. While cold the 9%abv is hardly notciable. Finish is nice and bitter. This brew is my type of holiday winter warmer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1221) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Dark pour, dark brown head... coffee-esque in appearance. Aroma is pumpkin- and gingerbread-y. Very nice gingerbread spice, cinnamon, and caramel flavor. Yumm! Very nice mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (805) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 4, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste gingerbread, sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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