Iphonephan (4123) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Flavors of ginger bread. Smooth, oily mouthfeel. Sweet finish.
nuplastikk (4971) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Drinking it in Summer of 2014, probably bottled last winter. Deep brown-black body. Creamy beige head. The flavors bring me right back to Winter. Rich creamy, warm chocolate tones. Pumpkin pie spices..in the sense that if you told me this was an Imperial Pumpkin Porter I wouldnít question it. Pretty nice, well exceeding my expectations.
DearBeer2013 (89) - - MAY 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Carbony, malty and hints of cinnamon. I liked it, but could probably drink like one or two beers.
Sledutah (5747) - Utah, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up at Discount Liquor in Evanston
Pours almost black with a medium sized dark tan head and good lacing. Aroma is gingerbread, spices, dark malts and nutmeg. The taste is dark malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate and spice
Very nice. This is like gingerbread in a glass. Iím not usually a fan of this kind of beer, but this is good.
TXBadger (1804) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this when it was still called Merry Mischief. Reviewed from notes: pours a darker brown almost black color with tan head. Gingerbread, cinnamon, allspice, clove and nutmeg on the nose with a little roasted malt; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.
SamP01 (616) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark rusty brown with a large slowly fading creamy brown head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, ginger bread and sugar cookie, molasses, nutmeg. Taste the same as aroma with mild toasted malt and bitterness. Palate is a medium to full body, good carbonation, mildly creamy. Finish the same as taste with a full flavored and mildly burnt toasted bitterness and dry ending. Overall would probably go well with some sugar or ginger bread cookies, a nice holiday brew.
CopterScott (188) - Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black with a dark tan head. aroma is ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Flavor is same with chocolate malts. thick mouth feel with medium to soft carbonation. This is really what it sounds like, not my favorite but definitely as advertised.
onceblind (5232) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful black pour under a lasting khaki head.Rich nose of cocoa and ginger and nutmeg and cinnamon and cardamom and something that evokes soft salted pretzels from the movie theater. Big and full flavor with sweet earthy cocoa and cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and a little more sweet cocoa. Still that bready pretzel tone is present to some degree but without the saltiness.
chucklemation (701) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Ginger and cloves are the dominate aromas. The head and body of the beer are largely ginger, while the finish turns to clove, cinnamon, and a hint of nutmeg. A very impressive (and delicious) spiced beer.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Nearly black pour with a healthy amount of light brown foam on top. Fragrant aroma of gingerbread, clove, anise intermingled with general deep roasty notes. Rich breads, cinnamon, fruitcake, ginger, bitter chocolate and clove round out the flavor. Light alcohol warming. Wonderful balance is what really puts this beer over the top for me. Itís easy to overdo the ginger flavor in beers like this, but this one has just the right amount of gingerbread. Tasting notes from 2/2014.