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RATINGS: 452   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle on Thanksgiving. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger and roast. Malty flavor with ginger, cinnamon and anise before a chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robgibbens (417) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2012
This beer pours black with a tall tan head. The aroma is cinnamon and gingerbread cookie dough. The taste is malty sweet with cinnamon and nutmeg. The roastiness provides a nice finish. Overall, an interesting and tasty beer which is very like raw gingerbread dough prior to being baked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4528) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention pancakes and recedes to mottle surface. Nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger aromas. Medium bodied with dark caramel and ginger upfront turning to chocolate and cinnamon in the lasting wintery spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
pours black, with milk chocolate color thick head. Earthy cinnamon and spices nose. I’d hoped for a more distinct aroma. Medium thick body, the spices show nicely on the flavor, a hint of heat from the spices. A decent offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (563) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a fizzy 2-fingered brown head. Smells of caramel, ginger, clove, baking cookies, coffee. Taste is bitter and sweet, nutmeg, ginger, chocolate malts, hint of vanilla, clove, and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (217) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22 oz. bottle poure into a glass. Pours a deep black color, didn’t see any light pass through the glass. Thick tan head which settled to a thin film. Sweet malt aroma with some ginger and orange peel maybe? Reminiscent of a spiced holiday ale. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel, sticky. Tastes like your average stout with extra spices. Smooth warming finish. I will be getting another one (or two) for when it gets cold. If it gets cold that is. Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is ginger, toast and cookie malt, cinnamon and nutmeg notes with dates. Flavor is malt dominant with medium spices, ginger, dates and plums with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with a thick pillow of frothy tan head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roast malt, gingerbread, sugar, cinnamon, floral hops, some dark fruit, and spice. Flavor is roast and caramel malt forward with heavy gingerbread and spice and light hops and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1116) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Black in the glass. Dark roasted flavor notes along with some holiday spices. Aroma of dark cocoa and more spice; clove and cinnamon. Overall, a solidly brewed effort. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BucannonXC5 (929) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Type: 22-oz. bomber Glass: Karl Strauss pint From: Costco in San Marcos, Calif., on Dec. 6, 2012 Price: $20 for Small Batch Collection variety 4-pack BOD: None, “Batch 1” on back of label Black with 2-3 fingers of tan head. Sporadic and bad lacing. Below average retention and was gone within 7-8 minutes. Smelled Fire Balls, Ginger Ale, nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread and a tad bit of honey. Tasted a lot of those smells but with a bit of a butter cheesy feel. Got nutmeg, cinnamon, butter, cheese and gingerbread. Definitely a huge artificial taste. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft (Below average)-to-average carbonation. Abrupt finish. Really not a fan of this beer at all. The smell was the best part and then it just took a drastic turn.

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