Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Rumor has it, this beer came about after Ed Koch visited Hardywood Park brewing, famous for their Gingerbread Stout, and the similarities are there. 22 ounce bottle from Giant Leesburg. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized dark brown frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of ginger, herbal notes, a bit of coconut. The taste is roasted malts, ginger, herbal notes, anise, burnt sugar. Medium bodied. Not as great as the Hardywood, but still a solid beer. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is ginger, toast and cookie malt, cinnamon and nutmeg notes with dates. Flavor is malt dominant with medium spices, ginger, dates and plums with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a thick brown head. Aroma of gingerbread, clove, cinnamon, chocolate, and graham cracker. Flavor of clove, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, graham cracker, marshmallow, chocolate, and roasted malt. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On draught at Khoury’s, The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and gingerbread. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt, ginger and chocolate. The finish is toasty with a sweetly spiced aftertaste. Above average overall. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Ginger and other spices, some roatiness, and chocolate. Ginger bread.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22oz bottle-lt brown-black. A-ginger/molasses-dk malt. T-gingerbread/molasses-dk malt, earthy hops. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"As advertised, though this brew ends up a little heavier on the gingerbread than the stout, even at 9%! On one hand, it covers the abv expertly, but it needs a little more roast and mocha goin on to be taken seriously as an imperial stout. Glad to have tried it but itll be one a year at most."
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle shared with Jim and Lauren. Pours a deep black with a thin beige to tan head. Good amount of spices on the nose. Spicy, cinnamon and toast initially. Not so much gingerbread as just straight up ginger. Spicy roast, cocoa, chocolate. Interesting. If this was marketed as a ginger stout I’d have been more impressed as it would be spot on for what was advertised. Instead it falls a little short but it’s still a neat beer. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Gingerbread malt aroma with hint of licorice. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Ginger malt, light pepper/anise and ash flavor. Nice body. Well blended. Overall solid beer. hopscotch (11104) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle... A black pour creates a mid-sized, dense, cappuccino-colored head. Good retention. The bouquet presents a malty, spicy medley of deep-roasted barley, caramel, nutmeg, clove, licorice and cinnamon. Full-bodied with a thick, velvety mouthfeel and feathery carbonation. The flavor is a warm hug on a cold winter night - subtle holiday spices, roasted malts, caramel and a whisper of molasses. Balance is nearly perfect and there is no hint of the relatively high abv; zilch. Heart-warming, lightly minerally finish. Nice effort here. Although the ethanol cannot be smelled or tasted, it can certainly be felt.