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style
RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big and bold, this stout will warm you with flavors of maple, ginger and molasses. Perfect for complimenting your holiday cheer

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2003
I had real mixed feelings about this beer. The ginger was very interesting and enjoyable. However, something in there was a bit methanol and wintermint, which I did not like at all. The stout base was great though, with lots of chocolate.


3.3
DWestrick (818) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Tap at bells brewery. Spice aroma and flavor in a mild stout. Full bodied, yet mild finish. Good beer

3.4
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Way too busy for a stout but comes together with a basic drinkability. Black pour with good head and lacing. Clove and sage with some caramel and roast. Black pour with great head and lacing. Sweet finish. Tap at Churchkey.

3.4
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2016
A good stout overall. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of ginger, pepper and caramel. Taste is very herby, with more ginger, caramel and pepper in the finish. Had on tap at Green Dragon.

3.8
drfabulous (8588) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Draught at Lexingotn Beerworks. Dark with spice and winter warmer like taste and some sweetness.

3.7
jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Draft at WOB--black to dark brown color with a small head that leaves a good portion of lacing. Large aroma of coffee. Taste of cocoa, sugar, malt and maybe maple, could be from the sugar. After a while, the drink warms and you can taste the ginger, especially on the finish as it helps to knock down the bitter roast.

2.9
Homer321 (5191) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Draft. Nose is moderate to high ginger with a coffee presence. Overly roasted aroma like burnt coffee. Moderate green pepper aroma. Not inviting. Pitch black with minimal head. Taste is very floral like potpourri, ginger. Not much maple or molasses. Maybe a touch earthy. Kind if a muddled mess honestly.

3.5
phaleslu (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Draft at Cappy’s, served in a flight. This is one I’d been intrigued by for a long time after seeing the picture of the old bottle, but never expected to see. Fun to see it on draft again after all these years. Anyway, it pours a deep brown with amber highlights and a small khaki head that settles into a ring and film, leaving trailing lace in the glass. Notes of toasted sugar, cocoa, roasted malts, nutmeg, earth, tobacco, maple, ginger, and molasses. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty, spicy, sweet mouthfeel that also hits the umami notes. Not sure it should be in the S/H/V category, honestly, but deserves stout categorization.

3.8
drsordr (2867) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Draft to snifter from Cappy’s pours opaque black with thin tan head. Nose interesting cinnamon ginger Chai spice, light earthy, and some chocolate. Taste good spice up front, cinnamon, then light chocolate. Nice flavor progression.

3.9
douglas88 (9631) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2016
On tap at abv. Pours a pure black color with a medium beige head. A big spicy cherry nose. The flavor is big sweet berries, licorice, chocolate, some roast. The spices come across as almost sour cherry pits. Solid.

3.6
CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2016
On Draught
Pours a dark brown with a mahogany hue when held up to the light. The head is respectable as is the lace.

The aroma is roasty with some ginger and potpourri. It’s got a nice coffee like character and a light sweetness.

The flavor is nicely bitter & roasty with some coffee like flavors and some vanilla. The ginger is pretty dominant really and the beer comes off a touch boozy, but it’s tasty for sure.


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