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RATINGS: 507   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 itís the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2012
pours nearly black with brown head. aroma is almost entirely gingerbread spices - mostly nutmeg and cloves - although some wheat and maybe anise sneak into the background, too. taste is immediate ginger, dark bread, and some molasses. starts fairly sweet but the finish is spicy and surprisingly bitter and astringent, with a strong lingering aftertaste (anise and cinnamon/spice?) that i did not find pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours jet black color with a thin brown head that falls to a ring. Smell of banana bread, fruit cake, gingerbread, cloves, nutmeg, coffee, and a hint of cinnamon. Initial taste of banana bread followed by a brief appearance of ginger, cloves, and cherries. Finishes with dark roasted malt with a strong flavor of gingerbread and notes of cinnamon and nutmeg with a bit of alcohol warmth. Full bodied, smooth, and silky. Nice amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Deep brown pour. Aroma is ginerbread, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a touch of milk chocolate. silky mouthfeel with a bit of astringency on the finish. Flavor is lovely spices, sweet molasses cookie and chewy chocolate. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4310) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On tap at T&P courtesy FRATTOOOOOOO. Pours a deep brown with a ring of tan head. Aroma of sweet Christmas bread with a touch of ginger. Tastes about the same. Red Hot Chili Peppers will never change.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (989) - Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2012
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. Itís decent and you definitely warm up to it after you get used to the cinnamon overkill.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dzimm27 (137) - - DEC 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9664) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Super dark thick pour with a huge head. Lots of gingerbread, nutmeg, with some chocolate on the taste. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
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

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