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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (913) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2013
This pours a very dark brown color with a medium brown head. There is a semi-malty and spice aroma. The taste is decently bold with mostly malts and spices. It’s fairly decent for a stout, but I was expecting a little different taste for something that was suppose to have gingerbread spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1244) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
(bottle) Pours jet black with a medium dark tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is spice heavy, but not overbearingly so, and this smells quite reminiscent of SA’s Fat Jack Pumpkin Beer. The cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg are all very prominent and individually detectable, which generally isn’t the case with spice beers. I also think I smell a touch of allspice. There is some hints of roasted malt and dark chocolate that attempt to burble up through the spice mix, and the addition of them to the spice is a welcome combination. The flavor has a fair amount of spices, and does certainly remind one of gingerbread, but the spices in the flavor are harder to detect individually than in the aroma. There’s also a good amount of chocolate here which resembles spiced mocha. The finish holds little kicks of spice that linger on after drinking as well as a crisp hit of wheat right after the mid. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is smooth. ABV is undetectable. Overall this is a really enjoyable beer that I’d like to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1736) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a 2 finger creamy tan head. Inviting ginger bread and dark malt aroma. Lots of spice too. Nutmeg & cinnamon come to mind. Sweet, yet spicy flavor. Lots mixed in together and it works well. Medium bodied with a creamy palate. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2901) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
I thought this was great. One of the best Christmas spice products I’ve tried. Liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Deep opaque brown body, medium clumping tan head. Nose spicy; ginger and nutmeg dominant, also some licorice and cocoa. Spicy body with the same spices noted in the nose; creamy with chocolate, burnt sugars, and alcohol. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3855) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
On tap at Kickbacks. Dark beer with a foamy light brown head. Spicy nose with lots of ginger and brown sugar. Sort of light bodied. Flavors of ginger, molasses, brown sugar and warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2415) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Black with a dark, firm head. Aroma is roasted malts, gingerbread, spice, vanilla, biscuits. Medium full body. Spicy ginger, biscuit malts, roasted malts, light chocolate, light cloves. Really enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at clockwork’s dec 8th 2012 tasting. Pours a dark body with no head. Aroma is spicy with notes of cinnamon and malts. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cinnamon, sweet malts, light crust and faint booze.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Poured from a bomber into a goblet. Opaque black with a surprisingly generous mocha colored head which dissipates quickly. Gingerbread smell is there... but not as much as I expected. Also has a funk scent to it... bubblegum and alcohol. Taste is definitely gingerbread, little bit of cinnamon, and coffee. Overall a nice holiday themed stout that is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Ginger and light mollasses aroma with rich malt. Toffee and ginger flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Toffee and ginger lingers with light spice and malt.

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