jmagnus87 (2376) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a dark brown, almost black with about a finger of nut brown head. Aroma is pretty close to a gingerbread cookie. Clove and cinnamon with a good bit of bready yeast. Taste is loads of coffee, clove, nutmeg and bready yeast. I donít get as much gingerbread here as I did in the aroma. Full bodied with a thick, sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. Iíll be drinking this again over the winter for sure.
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark, head is nice and creamy. Smell is of course ginger snaps and very little else. Not a big feel for the abv claimed. Tart creamy finish. Not bad, but could be better
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don't generally care for the overly spiced beers, but this one whets my whistle. The aroma is strongly of gingerbread, cinnamon, and cloves. Pours a dark brown, nearly black. Very sweet, with coffee and roast notes in it.
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fattybladdy (498) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark black pour with thick head. Smooth taste, cinnamon and gingerbread. Different for sure. Not much bite, was expecting more...then again Iím really not a gingerbread fan.
bigguns22 (624) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is much like a bag of ginger snap. More spices then malts in this stout and very smooth after taste that has almost no bitterness.
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
POured a very dark brown with a hint of orange highlights around the edges of the glass. There was a 2 finger creamy brownish head. The aroma was the holidays, plenty of gingerbread, nutmeg, cloves and egg nog. The initial flavor is a nice one of alcohol like egg nog. Coming out are flavors of gingerbread, molasses and the aroma flavors of nutmeg and cloves. A nice alcohol warmth develops in the middle and leads to a mellow finish with a good long last warmth. Another excellent beer!!!!!!
Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear reddish black with creamy diminishing tannish 1/2 finger head,spotty lacing. Aromas are of spicey winter brew ie; cinaminain, nutmeg, clove, ginger, sweet honey,chocolate, caramel,crystal, 2-row malts. Taste are sweet, chocolate, toffee, candi, coffee malts,then spicey ginger, nutmeg and cinamiain, herbal hints of hops. No alcohol present. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with meduim-full body, then smooth average length spicey malty clean finish. A welcome addition to sam adams lineup...
jhwarfield (125) - USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown with fluffy substantial head.
Flavorful but gritty on the palate.
wlajwl (3746) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is ginger, malts and very spicy. The flavor is cinnamon, very spicy/bordering on heat, mild sweetness and a tangy/tart finish. I donít normally care for ginger in beer, but the other spices balanced it out and turned out pretty good.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pitch black and smells of ginger, cinnamon, allspice. The taste is roasty chocolate with tons of spice, this tastes like a gingerbread cookie. When I picture a christmas or winter beer this is what it taste like in my head, this will be my new all time favorite holiday beer!