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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Ale Brewed With Molasses & Ginger
Blackstrapped Ginger Stock Ale
Our longtime brewer, Jon Hill, drew the short straw at the Manly Beer Club meeting. His charge: make a beer with two distinctly assertive flavors that must fight it out - yet work together. He opted to brew with raw blackstrap molasses and snap it back with fresh ginger root. Some called him crazy, to others he was quixotic, but to most he was Jon.

Inspired by the photo of the great Molasses Disaster of 1918, this beer would need time, but with patience it would be a good disaster - as indeed it is. This fabulously complicated beer starts you with a ginger nose, rolls you through a pronounced body and finishes with the tar-like sweetness of molasses (not unlike black licorice). This beer can be aged to allow the two profiles to mellow out further if it suits your taste.

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4.2
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2012
This beer tastes like a gingerbread cookie. It is fabulous if you like that tase. I could drink this all winter long.

3.8
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
(22oz bomber thanks to thirdeye11) A lot of spices. Reminds me a lot of Divine Reserve 9. Brown color. Ginger, cloves, pepper. I could go for a touch sweeter but I like this a lot.

3.6
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 3, 2011
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers, cellared for one year after purchase) Pours dark brown with half a finger of tan head. Aroma of ginger, light vanilla and molasses. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, a touch pebbly. Flavor of ginger, chocolate and molasses. Like a malty Jamaican ginger beer with chocolate and a little sweet molasses. Low alcohol presence. Pretty good, maybe some aging helps this.

3.5
mar (5444) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured a deep brown with a cream head. nose is roasted malts, ginger, molasses, and chocolate. nice on the palate, big roasted malts, ginger, faint syrup, and a chocolate finish.

3.5
Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Minimal head with little carbonation. Interesting aroma. Light and spicy with some gingerbread, soft malts and a hint of licorice. Very dark crimson brown in color. Lots of roasted grains in the flavor along with a tad of ginger up front and then a big kick of molasses at the end. Some raisins and dates in there also. Light alcohol presence and a somewhat thick and oily palate. Finishes thick and malty. An interesting brew and one that ain’t too bad!

3.4
blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, walnut brown with khaki head, coffee herbal aromas, herbal, chocolate,marshmallow flavors, caramel finish

3.4
jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours a one finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Deep, almost cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is molasses, flavor is almost sweet molasses with the ginger in the background. $11.30 for a 22oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

3.4
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
pours a dark brown with a ruby red tint to it. almost no head. aroma is slight roasted malts, some ginger, also sense a hint of coffee. taste similar to a brown ale but with a little bite to it. great finish of gingerbread and dark malts but more bitter upfront. molasses gives it a nice full old time flavor. pretty solid interesting beer.

3.4
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle from the beer store in Southampton. Light ruby/brown pour, minimal lacing. Sweet caramel aroma, very sugary. Molasses, ultra-sweet taste. Raisins, fruity pebbles. Some ginger. Not much. Almost a hint of vanilla. I liked it.

3.3
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
(22oz bomber) deep brown pour, rich and clear in appearance. Ring of khaki-colored bubbles. Nose of ginger, chocolate, caramel, molasses, and licorice. Taste of molasses, licorice, unsweet, ginger, dry spicy cinnamon. Finish is dry, alcoholic, but quite flavorful.


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