olr1984 (1138) - 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.
jmohno (1134) - 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.
fletchfighters (1133) - 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
EtTuCthulhu (1127) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch No. 1 bottle. This stout smells like a baked gingerbread cookie with a little extra cinnamon, and the appearance combines an opaque dark brown color with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly to a thin layer on top of the liquid. The taste is mildly sweet, slightly bitter, but there is a definite mild spice flavor reminiscent of a gingerbread cookie, which mixes ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; furthermore, the palate fuses a long finish, full body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation, making the flavor the main attraction of this brew.
scottw86 (1125) - Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a very dark brown, almost black, with a large tan head. Aroma has lots of ginger, cloves, and oatmeal. Nutmeg and coffee as well. Taste is full-bodied with a good amount of creamy chocolate flavors. A bit too much clove. Nice cinnamon flavors with ginger. Roasted malts are slightly nutty. Aftertaste has more clove with other spices and milk chocolate. Overall tasty, but the spices are a bit unbalanced.
llcooldave (1117) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Black in the glass. Dark roasted flavor notes along with some holiday spices. Aroma of dark cocoa and more spice; clove and cinnamon. Overall, a solidly brewed effort. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!
monk191 (1084) - 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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NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Pours a deep brown/black into the glass with a tan head. Lots and lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger on the nose. Then you go in for the taste and...it kind of just tastes like a spiced porter really. Just lots of spice and lots of malt. It hides the abv well I’ll give it that. Definitely doesn’t taste like gingerbread beer, which is kind of what I wanted. It’s not bad it just doesn’t remind me of what a gingerbread stout should really taste like. I love the concept behind this beer so much and for a first run not too shabby. I hope they can refine the flavor on this one over time.
jrodooo5 (1065) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Outstanding dark pour w/ a nice mocha head that leaves a lot of lacing. A very spicy aroma draws you in. The taste is a huge spice concoction that is velvety smooth on the palate! Definitely unique & it all seems to come together to make 1 really good beer!
kevinator (1056) - 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.