Thewade (328) - USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium bodied Imp stout that’s roasty and slightly sweet. Easy to 9rink at 9%. I don’t get any of the ginger or lime notes, but solid brew overall.
Gachupines (935) - USA - NOV 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is cocoa with light spice. Flavor is rich chocolate malt with a hit of ginger underneath. Some light acidity from the lime. Finishes full bodied and bittersweet.
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather dry and a bit thin stout brought back from recent trip. Spices did not increase drinkability for me. Dark brown.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a long time ago. Dark brown / black color with a tan head. Smells spicy, full of sugar, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is smooth, easy to drink, nice little hint of lime but not enough to be odd. Ginger is a good element to add as well. A pretty unique beer, and pretty good really.
zizzybalubba (1484) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC (bottled May 28, 2014). Cola-like dark brown pour with a khaki head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted coffee, and Earth hops. Taste of black licorice, rich espresso, and ginger. Interesting beer, but it works.
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 05/28/14. (Bruisin Ales) Asheville, NC.
Black colour with a small light tan head.
Ginger, some toothpaste and not much more... the ginger is quite overwhelming in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, mint, vegetables... Wow! This a bit too strange to be tasty. This ain’t the best mixture. Bit of a disappointment.
rangerred (949) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours pitch black with a thick one finger off-white head. Awesome head retention and thick lacing all the way around the glass.
Aroma is quite interesting. Lime is very detectable along with just a touch of ginger. Roast is buried and there is some metal there too.
The flavor starts out with lime and ginger almost leading to a cola-like character. Some coffee and roasted malt follows along with caramel but the lime never really does completely go away. Hops figure in somewhat prominently leading to a bitterness lingering through the finish. Nice silky mouthfeel and not too sweet.
Overall, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this beer but the more I drink it the more it grows on me. Kind of refreshing and almost reminiscent of being in a forest. Another good beer from this brewery.
Westmeister (1806) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with mocha head and splashy lace. Christmas spice, roast and cocoa on the nose. Taste is similar with the spice taking over and some licorice or anise in the finish. Ok.
kayres (499) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a thin tan head. Sweet coco aroma. Sweet full
Bodied definite hints of lime and ginger. Smooth
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davidm (1937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super long taste. The spicy flavours are very well integrated. I just miss some hop character
edgallow (2284) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, spices and coffee. Taste is cinnamon, malts, chocolate and Coffee.