Beersiveknown (2106) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle@home from bottleshop
pours a dark garner black with a fluffy tan stockings head. Sweet stem ginger battles dry dusty cocoa and rich burnt toast roast barley for nasal supremacy. Underneath that us a meaty umami note that makes this a savoury beer. Medium carbonation plays on the tip of the tongue, chocolate, followed by spicy stem ginger, a touch of lactose sweetness then peppery ginger all over the tongue. A touch of chalk and peppermint and mature cheddar wraps up the finish.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at MacKinley’s Inn, Stockholm. Black, small head. Aroma of ginger and licorice. Dryish with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Crystal malt flavour, licorice and ginger. Salty finish with more ginger.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at MacKinlay’s Inn, Stockholm, 6 Feb 2013) Black colour with brief, brown head. Malty, spicy nose with notes of ginger, dark bread, coffee and dark chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, dark chocolate, ginger, dark bread and a dry finish with a spicy bitterness. Almost full body, quite dry. Very nice stout with a impressive ginger character shining through, but still staying very well balanced.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Bat. Dark viscous brown black, creamy beige brown head. Gingerbread, currants, fruit cake, dark bready roast on the nose. Slightly sweet, definite gingerbread, cake spice, robust roasty backbone, nice clean roasty bitter finish. Good, really quite unique.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Hanging Bat, Edinburgh 281112
Black, very thin tan rim, no head
Aroma - spicy ginger, touch of cinnamon, fruity dark malts, nice rich dark malts
Taste - aromatic, complex, red berry dark malts, spicy ginger, rich deep dark malts, gingerbread, some cinnamon, gingerbread biscuit imperial stout
Palate - soft carb, medium to full body. Finish - rich more viscous deep chocolately malt comes out, aromatic. Finish - spicy ginger heat, rich viscous malts, nice chocolately ginger linger with some alcohol heat
Overall - It’s a strange impy with the ginger but I like it a lot
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from The Bottle Shop, Canterbury. Black beer with a thin lasting tan head. Ginger on the aroma no doubt. Some intense choc and coffee behind it on the aroma. Lots of ginger in the flavour that then softens into a lot of choc and coffee. The ginger is ok. It’s an ok beer. Fine. Nothing particularly special out there. The ginger isn’t maybe as defined as I might like. Some hot bitterness on finish. Some ginger biscuit comes through. OK.
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of ginger, spices, chocolate and licorice. Similar taste, very rich and quite well balanced. Decent body, slightly sweet with a clean finish. Very nice.
Scopey (4600) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Euston Tap. It pours opaque dark brown, with a medium tan head. The nose is big on the ginger, roasted malt, smoke, dark fruit, berry, liquorice and wood. The taste is dark fruit, berry, spice, ginger cake, wood, roasted malt, caramel, charcoal and cacao. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Interesting, flavoursome and well balanced. Delicious!
Leighton (8602) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Euston Tap, London, shared with Thomas. Pours oily, brown-black with a fine, beige head. Beautiful ginger and roasted cocoa nose. Big sweet flavour, tons of ginger, some good roast malts, sturdy cocoa, mild earth. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild warmth to finish, lots of ginger, some chocolate, background roasted malts. I love when chocolate and ginger come together well, and they come together very well here.
RichTheVillan (1615) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours almost black, strong coco cola aroma, ginger biscuit taste, slight chocolate, quite dry, metallic aftertaste don’t feel the high ABV, good beer will have again.