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Style: Imperial Stout
Holmfirth, England
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Imperial Caribbean Ginger Stout


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (1955) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Black pour. Giant tan head. Creamy and lasting. Some lacing. Huge nose of ginger with some notes of chocolate. Smells like stir fry. Big taste of ginger and a handful of earth. Not bad. Might complement some Mongolian BBQ. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 20, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (5898) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
(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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (1899) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 29, 2012
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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (5553) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
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.


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