Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at T&P. Dark pour with a small brown head. Aroma is dark candy, chocolate, and baking spice. Taste is heavy ginger, astringent, chocolate, and a heavy spice finish.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, large frothy dark beige head, nice lacing.   Bright cinnamon/nutmeg spices, also a strong gingerbread cookie aroma.   Super strong.   A bit of a pine like foresty flavor profile, along with the aformentioned gingerbread.   The heavy spices attack the back of the throat, almost seems to burn a bit.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish is strong with spices, and loads of gingerbread.   Can be a bit overwhelming at times.
Bricks (689) - Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice tan foamy head with flat dull black appearance. Smells strongly of clove and nutmeg with a bit of sweetness, not bad. Tastes of spices and sweet malt, definitely a lot of cinnamon in there. A bit over-carbonated at the beginning and dry/bitter on the end. It’s decent and you definitely warm up to it after you get used to the cinnamon overkill.
dzimm27 (136) - - DEC 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma comes across faintly sweet and dry like a tripel. Color is dark dark oily black with a gingerbread colored brown head. At first the flavor is dark coffee but after a few sips the spices start to jump out. Not sure if I get a gingerbread taste but definitely makes me think of spiced Christmas cookies. Decently complex but the dark roasted malt overpowers a lot. A good beer to try but a bit dark and roasted for my tastes.
BVery (7442) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Super dark thick pour with a huge head. Lots of gingerbread, nutmeg, with some chocolate on the taste. Very good!
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with tan foam. Nice spicy gingerbread cookie, clove, nutmeg, allspice, chocolate, dark roast aromas. Smooth rich mouthfeel with soft co2. Gingerbread cookie, clove, nutmeg, allspice flavors with a rich, malty chocolate, dark roast base brew--very good
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, dark thick oily black pour with nice creamy mocha colored head, lots of carbonation streaming at first but subsided. Aroma brought notes of nice ginger, cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malts, hints of earth, touch of grainy notes, tiny bit of cookie notes. Taste is basically a spiced stout, some fairly nice roast, coffee, and dark chocolate tones mix with some slight earthy ginger, cinnamon, and clove, some slight caramel, grainy tones, finishing fairly sweet but dries out with the roast at the end. The mouthfeel was pretty nice, but was just slightly lacking in depth. Very tasty, and no sign of the 9%.
BOLTZ7555 (2931) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark obsidian pour with a small latte head. Cocoa, slight coffee bitterness and a nice combination of holiday spices. Flavorful, assertive but not aggressive. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger are all there. Caramel sweetness as well. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty solid!
wmubronco1992 (659) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared with my wife. Pours black. moderate brown head. Some lacing. Huge aroma of Christmas spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc.). Flavor is of chocolate gingerbread. Chocolate & spice mouthfeel. This is definitely a fun beer, but a bit over the top. It felt a bit forced.
redtechnj (244) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance- Thick black with a fluffy brown head
Aroma- Ginger, cinnamon,allspice,sweet
Flavor- Sweet gingerbread, Not as sweet tasting and smelling