Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger’s worth of white foamy to fizzy head. Quickly died off to leave barely any lace.
The aroma centered around some light portions of sweet cracker, vanilla, cereal sweet grains, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and a blend of dark to milk chocolate.
The flavor had a decent blend of the spices to the chocolate portions. Cracker-like sweetness seemed to escape a bit more than expected to leave a spicy to semi-sweet aftertaste. Not much of a finish.
The feel was about medium bodied with a decent sipping quality about it. Spices do leave a little bit of harshness rolling over my tongue. Carbonation felt fine and the ABV as well.
Overall, I know it’s a Winter seasonal that brags that it will make you feel "comfortable on [a] chilly winter evening" but part of me wants to say: though the ABV felt as projected by the brewer, I wouldn’t mind a bit more ABV in this one just to let one "set sail into the night." TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2013
A lighter porter. The gingerbread porter will fulfill its title. You can get the gingerbread aroma and taste. I am also picking up some vanilla in the flavor. I enjoy it every year, but it's not an outstanding beer, just one I the unique beers that is enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Olde peninsula gingerbread porter 5.5 cinnamon vanilla nutmeg and ginger. pick up true gongerntead cookie in nose. sweet and spicy. flavor is similar with the added candied ginger. a bit one dimensional, as this seems more spice forward than porter forward. interesting 636313