HeadyDE (227) - Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle offering into snifter..pretty black color..1.5 finger head after aggressive pour..brownish head..gingerbread aroma is spot on and better than expected..clove..nutmeg are secondary..intriguing smelling beer..reminiscent of some pumpkin offerings as they share similar profiles..mouthfeel is ok..alcohol is well hidden..suprisingly so..palate is smooth, but on the end finish is a bit watery and flimsy..ok..gimmick beer..
RamyG4 (226) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma is loaded with spice; ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg. Lots of caramel, a good amount of alcohol as well. Taste is very sweet, some coffee and more spice. Medium body, soft carbonation, silky texture. Pretty good.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 To me the spice both in the nose and the mouth is as much clove as it is anything else, and I am not the biggest fan of that scent or taste. Itís also a bit on the watery side when I like my stouts to feel almost like a milkshake. These complaints aside, though, itís a nice balanced brew. You read "Gingerbread Stout" and assume some sweetness, so if thatís what youíre in search of, be aware that itís far more spicy than it is sweet.
ozarkspops (197) - - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour. Light head. Aroma is very similar to a pumpkin beer. Taste is a lot like a ginger bread man. There is quite a bit of sweetness to start but gives way to all the spices. Very rich. An imposing beer.
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fattybladdy (197) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark black pour with thick head. Smooth taste, cinnamon and gingerbread. Different for sure. Not much bite, was expecting more...then again Iím really not a gingerbread fan.
samsmith33 (187) - - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ginger, lemon, cranberry or pomegranate. Dark black pour, creamy head. Thick looking with legs. Toast and coffee in the taste in addition to the ginger/gingerbread from the aroma. A Sharp bite late. A nice holiday beer.....too bad I didn?t try it until almost February. I think this is more of what the old fezziwig ale should be.
Majin (186) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Daaaark pour, smells like ginger bread, spices and everything Christmas. First taste tosses your pallet around, second sip you really get the ginger bread flavor.
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jahshuwuh (180) - USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark color with light tan head. Strong gingerbread smell, cinnamon, nutmeg. Spices come through the most in the taste and not very much sweet a little bitter. Not that much going on overall. Decent. Fits its purpose.
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kimjongill (180) - - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from bottle. Aroma of cinnamon and other holiday spices. Pours pitch black with light brown head. Tastes like cinnamon up front with a good bit of ginger right after. These along with other spices balance well with the malt so as not to overpower it too much. Decent mouthfeel.
damzz (179) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a medium brown head. Nose is ginger. Palate is thick, smooth, spice with some malt. Good sipping stout.