Gachupines (1018) - USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a tan head. Aroma definitely has similarities to gingerbread, hints of sweetness and spice together. Flavor is similar, but it gets a little confused. Thereís the gingerbread combined with roasted malt and an overwhelming sweetness in the finish. Itís interesting, but I donít love it.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice black body with a brown head. Which was about 2 fingers thick, but faded away quickly, leaving little retention and lace. Aroma had a nice bittersweet cocoa malt presence upfront. nice hints of roasted malts and nice gingerbread spices in the background. Initial flavor was sweet, mostly from bittersweet chocolate notes, Some nice roasted malt notes balanced out the sweetness. Finishing with a nice form ginger flavor, Some nutmeg was present but the ginger flavor really came through. Smooth and creamy finish.
boozedude (2165) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber into glass, pours super thick dark black brown head.pungent aroma, eww.. taste is good, creamy goodness, can definatly taste the alcohol tho
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super dark pour. Smells sweet, floral. First drink is almost too sweet but it levels out. Sits heavy in your stomach. Tastes awesome
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Daaaark pour, smells like ginger bread, spices and everything Christmas. First taste tosses your pallet around, second sip you really get the ginger bread flavor.
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cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to PiKapp327. Interesting aroma. I'm not really a fan of gingerbread and this has A LOT. Doesn't look too bad, though.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black in color with a small but lasting thick tan head. The aroma has gingerbread, anise, and roast. Fairly rich. The flavor has dominant gingerbread and menthol, good but a tiny bit weird, as well as anise and roast. Medium-plus sweetness. Very smooth, slick, and full mouthfeel with carbonation on the lower side. Nice brewski.
glennmastrange (2379) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of dark bread and cookie, light to moderate herbs for the hops and dough for the yeast, with nutmeg, cola and well,,,gingerbread cookies. Head is small, frothy, light brown with fair lacing and good legs and is almost fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a moderatley alcoholic finish. Iím not a big fan of the gingerbread, but itís somewhat subdued which makes it a very enjoyable Spice Beer for me.
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 To me the spice both in the nose and the mouth is as much clove as it is anything else, and I am not the biggest fan of that scent or taste. Itís also a bit on the watery side when I like my stouts to feel almost like a milkshake. These complaints aside, though, itís a nice balanced brew. You read "Gingerbread Stout" and assume some sweetness, so if thatís what youíre in search of, be aware that itís far more spicy than it is sweet.
Fatehunter (1514) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The four fingered head quickly overflowed the tulip glass despite the careful pour. The body is black.
Well, it smells like a ginger bread house with some cinnamon on top. So it nailed that.
The taste is some roasted malt with gingerbread and a mild bitter. Fairly mild overall.
A crisp texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
Itís an interesting idea and it smelled good but it came up a little short in the gingerbread beer concept.