LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh...a nice Christmas novelty but thatís it. Aroma was weak. Clove, nutmeg and ginger are there if you put your whole nose in the glass and who wants to do that? Pour was a nice deep dark black with a one finger tan head. Taste was very weak and thin. I guess I may have been bracing for an imperial stout by the look of the beer. Spices are dominant throughout but are not overpowering. There are hints of roasted malt holding the beer together, but there is no finish. The flavor disappears as soon as you swallow. Again, because of the spices, this beer is a nice Christmas novelty but overall not appealing.
CJ_Pain (138) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells great! Looks great! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... And then the Grinch comes in and steals what had the beginnings of a wonderful treat. Very thin for a stout and the ginger just didn't mesh well with the rest of it. Seems more like a winter warmer and someone tossed in crystallized ginger and shook McCormack nutmeg, etc on top.
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LGKdude (8) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried the Golden Road Gingerbread stout and LOVED it. I had high hopes for this beer but overall disappointed. The stout itself just wasn't very good. Too bitter for my pallet. The gingerbread flavor was lacking and not strong enough for me. Would not purchase again, but might try again to see if it was the batch.
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Doghair (264) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black with a thick. coffee foam. Roasty sweet malt aroma. The gingerbread flavor comes through without being overwhelming. Nice Christmas beer.
TheCaptMatey (111) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown to black colour with a toffee head. Aroma is of ginger, nutty malts, and brown sugar/ maple. Flavor is . Medium bodied with medium carbonated brew with a smooth mouth feel leading to a sweet finish. Good holiday brew.
Beerathon (1286) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My boys picked this to let out for Santa this year. Nice choice, itís a good holiday stout. The gingerbread flavors truly come through. Deep brownish black in color with creamy cocoa colored head. Drink up Santa!
mkel07 (3727) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Yard House 221214. Ginger and spice in both the aroma and flavour. Poured a deep black. Decent.
sjohnny (398) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spice, yeast, dough. Pours black with a thick dark tan head. Smooth. Spice. Clean finish. Not as boozy as I would have thought but just a nice warmth.
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I greatly admire the execution of this beer, but it isnít for me. While all the spices make for a magnificent aroma, the gingerbread flavor didnít quite work with the roasted malt taste. Not for me, anyway. I suspect a lot of people might like the combination of rich malt and holiday flavors. Appearance was quite good, and the balance works nicely. The 9% ABV is well-hidden beneath the body. And did I mention the smell is fantastic? It really is like a holiday potpourri.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark in color with a definite aroma of gingerbread and other "holiday spices". Great gingerbread roasted malt taste. Very much enjoyed.
dliberto (195) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from the bottle into a glass. Aroma consists of ginger, brown sugar, nuts, and yeast. The taste focuses too much on the ginger, it ends up becoming a ginger bomb. Medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Meh