JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown with a spicy aroma of roots, cinnamon, and dirt. Flavor has a bit of chocolate, but mostly roots, dirt, and assorted spices. Not one of their better efforts.
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a frothy tan head, aroma of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, malt, spices, taste is ginger and some mildly bitter chocolate, lots of carbonation as well.
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last of the keg at the Brickskeller, DC. Big head, thick, settled out in a nitro-esque fashion. Big spicy taste, quite intense. Lots of cinnamon and ginger. Very smooth mouthfeel. Ginger aftertaste is a little much for me, but I was happy to try this one nonetheless.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - RFD. Black, thin light tan creamy head. Roasted ginger and spicy cinnamon notes ride soft swirls of dry chocolate. Intense chocolate ginger and spice flavors balance well on a soft layer of molasses and caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. I like unique, and this one one certainly is just that. Well done...
Lubiere (10721) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin moka head. Very pleasant aroma of ginger and sweet chocolate. In mouth, crisp dry chocolate with light ginger, a bit of harsh tannins, but overall interesting little number. Rich and intense. On tap at RFD, Jan. 6 2009.
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a medium tanish head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, and spice notes. Flavor is a touch of holiday spice, cinnamon.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for this beer.
It pours a very dark brown with a one fingered tightly bubbled tan head.
Nice aroma with the ginger and cinnamon is followed by a light, tingly mouthfeel with soft, spicy flavor.
egajdzis (5497) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark mahogany, nearly opaque color with a medium sized, tan head taht left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, ginger, bakers chocolate, and caramel malts. Taste of roast, cinnamon, chocolate, and ginger, with a dry, lightly spicy finish.
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of egadzis. Poured a dark black color with brown edges and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of ginger, cinnamon, chocolate, roasty, molasses, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, the same spices, molassess, lighter roast, caramel, and lighter coffee.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, spices, ginger, and slight caramel. Poured dark brown in color with a medium-sized, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is complex, lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, light caramel, spices, ginger, cinnamon, light smoke, wood, and gummy worms. Light to medium body. Thin, oily texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malty, chocolate, woody finish.