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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This rich dark gingerbread stout entices with the aromas of the holidays. The flavor of gingerbread comes alive, beginning with the smooth sweetness and heartiness of dark roasted malts and a touch of wheat. But it’s the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1677) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. (Firsties.) Pours a rich, oily brown-black with a high, tight-grained head. Nose is molasses, spice, and dried fruit -- it’s a beer that smells like a fruitcake. (And I mean a good fruitcake, not that thing your Aunt Harriet keeps giving people every year.) At the front of the mouth, it’s dry and spicy, but the sweetness opens up into what I can only call molasses-drenched espresso. On the finish, notes of vanilla and brown sugar open up, and there is a return of that same dryness. Very nice and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2012
From the bottle. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is cinnamon, ginger and some other spices along with a little roast and chocolate. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1661) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Opaque black with thin tan head: aroma is strong ginger and nutmeg; flava is rich blend of ginger, molasses, and roasty malt notes; feels thick creamy slight fizz; finishes sweet grainy/malty then dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1640) - ISRAEL - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Alex. Pours brown with a tan head. In the nose: gingerbread, chocolate and spices. Moderate sweet with touches of ginger, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and chocolate with mild roasty bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1618) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small tan head. Ginger bread aroma. Thick body with a bitter malt and gingerbread flavor with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft at Crunchy’s (from backlog). Dark brown pour with clove ginger and allspice aromas. Molasses, ginger, and allspice in the flavor. This beer was named well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma of spice - cloves and yes gingerbread. Pours a deep dark black with a mostly diminishing tan head which turns into a tan ring. The taste is similar to the nose - mildly sweet. Ginger bread and the appropriate spices. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, very nice and enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1586) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle tasted at Oxford Tasting Nov 2012. Dark brown pour with a small head. Smells more like allspice than ginger, but wow does it taste like sweetened gingerbread cookies, along with the requisite spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. A bit sweet to drink much of but a tasty take on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
22oz bottle. Deep black pour, tan head. Smells like a fresh baked gingerbread cookie with hints of spices and cocoa. Flavor is heavily spiced and chocolaty. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2013
A very fun stout -- wish I had this over the holidays. Strong gingerbread aroma. Christmas spice flavors -- besides gingerbread, cinnamon and nutmeg too. A pretty good roasty stout base, with few chocolate or coffee notes (to be expected). Maybe just a hair too sweet, and a hair too syrupy (as opposed to merely thick) in mouthfeel. But those are nitpicks. This is good; I enjoy it; and do like the lingering spices after taking a sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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