RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - SEP 9, 2011
Roasty color almost without head. Fragrances of brown sugar and ginger with maple syrup hints.Ginger and molasse attack your taste buds right away but quickly you have nothing left. The oily texture doesnt hide the lack of bubbles. Also, at end some smokey-carbonisation seem to appears. Fair bitterness. Im disapointed because it seems at beginning a very good one but my enthusiams fall after the second taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown. No head. Nose/taste of ginger, molasses, black licorice and shoe polish. Medium body. Earthy black tar finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeyes tastings. The smell is very spiced, molasses, sweet, sugary, ginger. The look is is brown in color, off white head. The taste is all over the place, molasses, spiced, sweet, and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Deep mahogany with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of molasses, ginger, and roasted malts. Taste is of molasses, chocolate, roasted malt and ginger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7490) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a small foamy tan head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was ginger powder, faint toasty malts and a touch of vague fruits. The flavor was ginger powder, toasty malts, a tart and chalky presence and just fell off to water. Short watery ginger finish. Thin and watery body. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (2113) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Sweet robust malt and molasses aroma. Dark amber color with a small tan head. Tart beginning with a sweet molasses and licorice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with beige froth. Nose is molasses and chocolate, hints of ginger and spearmint. Medium light with a tingle but feels a bit thin and watery. Taste is molasses, not quite sweet, yeast, bitter cola and grass. Lingering ginger buzz. Should be bigger to pull off this combination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (3068) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Brownish amber pour off white head .... aroma of ginger, molasses, lightly roasted .... taste is of molasses and ginger mostly ... thin body strong taste of ginger, but then lightly roasted and caramel malts then molasses ... finishes dry and lightly roasted .... abv hidden well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10471) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brownish with black edges. Nose is cacao, patent malt, molasses, mild anise. Tastes pretty rich, with patent malt, cacao, molasses, black licorice, and some gingery spice in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, molasses, light ginger, and slight caramel. Poured brown/ruby/deep amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, molasses, ginger, light chocolate, and slight spice. Medium body. Slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, malt, molasses, ginger, chocolate finish is lightly dry. 7.6%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

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