olr1984 (1249) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark black with large tan foamy head that sticks around for a while. There’s a molasses, cinnamon, chocolate aroma. Malty taste with hints of cinnamon and ginger.
Onslow (1246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Inky dark brew with small tan head. Aroma of ginger, sweet malt, nutmeg, other spices. Taste is sweet up front with lots of ginger and mulling spices. Finishes a little dry with (surprise!) a lot of ginger. Really solid seasonal with all the trimmings, though a bit heavy on the spice, especially ginger. (Nuthing wrong with Ginger but I like Mary Ann.)
sthlm (1242) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours very dark brown with a nice brown head. Aroma lives up to the description, with lots of spice (nutmeg, clove--I actually would have guessed allspice as well if not for the description). Very mild ginger. Taste is quite nice, and markedly improves with warming. Spice integrated very nicely. Hit of alcohol early, then becomes well restrained. Medium-thin mouthfeel, smooth, very dry, long finish. Overall, a very nice spiced beer.
monk191 (1240) - 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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kevinator (1231) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unique beer and definitely leaned toward the stout category. Aroma of gingerbread, spice and malt. Dark brown color with a doughy look. Medium to heavy palate but not overbearing. It was dessert-like but not too sweet. A lot of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg mixed with ginger.
williamstome (1221) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, dark brown head... coffee-esque in appearance. Aroma is pumpkin- and gingerbread-y. Very nice gingerbread spice, cinnamon, and caramel flavor. Yumm! Very nice mouthfeel.
fletchfighters (1217) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At yardhouse in Honululu.
Black with some ruby highlights. Light tan head.
Served a bit cold but once warmed up, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, orange peel, and subtle ginger bread.
Taste is pretty much the same, except ginger bread is much more obvious. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Spice is the right amount and ABV is well hidden. Good RIS
kseecs16 (1210) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a creamy tan head that leaves sporadic lacing down the glass. Aroma is potent ginger bread, rich, spicy. Full flavored, rich clove sweetness and ginger in the finish. Dry roasty, nutty.
Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Pours jet black with a medium dark tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is spice heavy, but not overbearingly so, and this smells quite reminiscent of SA’s Fat Jack Pumpkin Beer. The cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg are all very prominent and individually detectable, which generally isn’t the case with spice beers. I also think I smell a touch of allspice. There is some hints of roasted malt and dark chocolate that attempt to burble up through the spice mix, and the addition of them to the spice is a welcome combination. The flavor has a fair amount of spices, and does certainly remind one of gingerbread, but the spices in the flavor are harder to detect individually than in the aroma. There’s also a good amount of chocolate here which resembles spiced mocha. The finish holds little kicks of spice that linger on after drinking as well as a crisp hit of wheat right after the mid. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is smooth. ABV is undetectable. Overall this is a really enjoyable beer that I’d like to try again.
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black,thick tan head,lacing.
Smelled of pumpkin spices at first,cinnamon and nutmeg stick out more.
Not liking the taste of this fairly cold so far,has some astringecy with acidic and saltiness as well.Its smooth somewhat sweet chocolatly,with a diet vanilla cola tone to it.Some roastyness in finish with a not so good taste left in your mouth,kind of diety fake sugar thing. There is some good flavors in this but,the finish is bad.It could be some harsh hard hitting clove/cinnomon astringency. Its worth trying once but not one of the small batch series that I like. It is a bit cloyingly sweet and has a cloying extract/spice flavor. I guess I think its a bit overspiced,so maybe this would be ok or better aged.
If I were to pick up another,which I most likely wont,I would at least try to age it-something tells me it wouldnt be much better really though.