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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rich dark gingerbread stout entices with the aromas of the holidays. The flavor of gingerbread comes alive, beginning with the smooth sweetness and heartiness of dark roasted malts and a touch of wheat. But its the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HarryPlopper (57) - - DEC 9, 2015
Dark brown chocolate color, with nice, light brown head. Chocolate sense with some notes of spice. Gingery and spicy and clove like taste. Some notes of chocolate and banana. Smooth mouth feel and a great stout

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WABeerFiend (400) - - NOV 24, 2015
Poured from a bomber today. Ginger, milk chocolate, cloves, and grain. A: 2 finger tan head. Black body with some red in the glass. T: Ginger, cloves, brown sugar. Cinnamon is subtle. P: Very thin for a stout. Oddly crisp and bubbly too. O: The flavors are unbalanced (too much spice) and it has a weird mouthfeel for a stout. It doesnt taste good. Drain pour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a very dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black and opaque in the glass with a one finger mocha head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Looks really nice. Zesty wintry spice aroma with peppery notes countered by silky chocolate malt and subtle roast. Prominent earthy spices with hints of ginger, allspice, clove, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg. Spices are countered by chocolate malt sweetness along with toffee, burnt toast and robust coffee bean. Spice character is a little stronger than I prefer but its nicely balanced by the complex malt bill. Full body with a stronger malt presnce the the nose suggests, balancing out the prominent peppery spice notes. Not as many spices as in the aroma but still dry and earthy with seasonal flavor. Ginger really stands out along with some clove, cinnamon and allspice followed by sweet dessert-like chocolate malt flavor and subtle roast. Bakers chocolate, flourless chocolate cake and toffee along with roasted espresso bean, burnt toast, oatmeal and bittersweet dark chocolate. Subtle alcohol heat in the finish but overall the high ABV is very well masked. Although its heavily spiced, this beer is well balanced and easy to drink. Not overwhelmingly earthy nor is to too acrid or bitter tasting. Nice amount of sweetness and light toasted malts complimenting the ginger and other wintry/seasonal spices.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Heavy ginger, clove, and cinnamon flavor. 9%. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (372) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 16, 2015
From 22oz bottle to lager glass. Pour is a deep brown, basically black with a thick tan head. Nose is huge roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste is medium-heavy bodied, sweet. Touches of sourness come through but most,y dominated by sweetness. Super silky mouth feel, thick but goes down very smooth. Ill have this one again around Christmas when the conditions are even better.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy tan head. Retention is good and a half inch ring of lacing is left. 3.0 S: Roasty and chocolate maltiness. The spices are there, but are lacking in strength. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove. Its not bad, but it doesnt please the way this type of beer should. 3.25 T: Like the nose, its not bad, but its underwhelming and no better than average. Chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, and a hefty roastiness. Spices are again underwhelming. 3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth. 3.25 D: Not bad, but for a $7-8 bomber, I expect a better product. ★ 664 characters DavoleBomb, Dec 25, 2013

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (480) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bomber into a pint glass. pours black , with a medium tan head that lasts. decent lacing. Nose is ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Taste follows the nose, with a slightly bitter hop finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (924) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Very dark with foamy brown head. Aroma is boozy and chocolaty, initially it is reminiscent of barrel aged brandy followed with hints of gingerbread. Flavor is intense gingerbread upfront but not remotely sweet. Dark chocolate slightly boozy finish. Not great if its too cold so dont over chill it. Tasty with a cookie or ten. ---Very tasty but I think it contains Zolpidem, it put me to sleep and I never got a chance to finish the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (2508) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Old rating. Kinda boring big spiced beer. Medium bready body. Usual spices (clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg)...maybe slightly over spiced. Creamy body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Smooth stout with cinnamon, clove and gingerbread. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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