BREWMUSKCLES (2142) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
looking for an identity is it a gingerbrew of some sort or is it a stout. come to think of it this seems to be more like nutmeg. wafting in and out continuously just seems like a distraction as does the appearance which is ginger red with a blackish tinge and stouty aroma and viscosity. could use a bit more definition.
monk191 (689) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice stout. Pours a beautiful thick black with a brown head. Smells a bit like gingerbread. Taste is very milk stout, starts creamy and sweet, with a bit of gingerbread coming in at the finish. Had in the bottle.
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Christpuncher (644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a fan of cinnamon or gingerbread and this beer rates just like it. Really strong flavors and I am not afam
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puboflyons (1818) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. 2013 batch. The pour is dark brown with a full soapy tan head. The aroma is a vibrant array of gingerbread, Christmas spices and estery with a slightly earthy hop note and virtually no booze anywhere on the nose. The body is medium to full. The taste begins with a spicy note but there is this exciting hop bitterness that roars forward at the finish to give it some depth. A highly interesting beer.
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. A big nice looking dark tan head that keeps coming up and finally spilled over the glass. Sticky lacing remained when it finally fell. Minimal red in this black and thick looking beer. Initially the aroma was chocolate but soon nutmeg and allspice are noticed and it, indeed, smelled like gingerbread. A creamy feel to this thick beer. The flavor resembles the aroma in many ways. There is some very light hop notes but they are in the background to the malts and spices. The flavors are actually somewhat soft, albeit nice. I do like the mouth feel. This beer is top heavy on appearance and feel. I wish it had a little more flavor.
Nate (3522) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 3R6P. Roasted charred malt, sweet gingerbread notes in the nose. Thick black opaque with cocoa-tan creamy lacing head. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with lots of gingerbread flavors. Roasted and charred malt notes, light molasses and ginger. Medium bitter finish with lingering sweet after.
Brewdork (186) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle poured into shaker. Pours cola-colored with a fizzy reddish-brown head that barely lasted past the pour. Nice roasted malt aroma with the characteristic gingerbread spice, but a little on the faint side. Flavor Is sweet without being syrupy or overwhelming. There’s no doubt that this is a spiced beer, but it finds a good balance between the spice and stout characteristics. The mouthfeel is slightly thin, but it’s a minor point.
Jamesthebrit (176) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Nice gingerbread aroma. Cinnamon. A little chocolate in there.
A: Looks amazing. Pours dark dark brown. Head retention is killer. Looks creamy and tan.
T: Taste the gingerbread for sure. A bit of chocolate note. Alcohol gives some good warmth. Well balanced with the gingerbread not overwhelming.
P: Heavy body. Boozy. smooth. Nice gingerbread flavor.
This is an amazing stout. A really great balance between the gingerbread and the other stout flavors. A must try. Mmmm... as it warms it tastes like coca cola.... Not so good warm so finish it while it’s cold!
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a creamy, big dark brown head. Very spicy - clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg - aroma along with some dessert like notes. Caramel / chocolate, a touch sweet, very spicy, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger flavor. Too spicy for my taste but not bad overall.
OPIE788 (216) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours black with a tan head. This beer is all gingerbread. Nose is gingerbread. Taste is all gingerbread. Not as crazy as last year but still great.