sebletitje (10059) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2010
Thanks to tpd975 for opening this one.
Pours dark brown, light tan head.
Aroma of ginger and cinnamon spices, plenty of roasted goodness.
Flavors, hints of coffee, roasted malts blend nicely with the ginger and cinnamon profile and a touch of chocolate in the finish. I think these spices complement the stout perfectly not overpowering the roasted aspect.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Very dark brown body with red hues and a rich light chocolate head. The aroma is very festive - spicy and sweet with lots of complexities. Chocolate, pie crust, some nuttiness, coffee, clove and ginger. The taste is surprisingly easy and refreshing. The spicy notes blend very well with the roasty and sweet notes. Im pretty impressed with this one, and I cant wait for more of these awesome one offs theyve been busting out. Bring it on Weyerbacher! zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, along with light touches of connamon and ginger. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, ginger, and caramel. Nice, and different. pineypower (3295) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle from Capones. Pours out black with a small lacing brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, cinnamon, and some chocolate. Taste is complex, very smooth mouthfeel. Roasted malts, chocolate, cinnamon and ginger, definitely an interesting touch with the ginger in there. I liked it. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Draft - RFD. Black, thin light tan creamy head. Roasted ginger and spicy cinnamon notes ride soft swirls of dry chocolate. Intense chocolate ginger and spice flavors balance well on a soft layer of molasses and caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. I like unique, and this one one certainly is just that. Well done...
DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle from Capone’s sampled over X-mas 2008. Pours very deep brown with 2-finger brown head. Nose is weizenbocky, with malt, banana, spice, nutmeg, molasses, cacao powder. Complex aroma. Tastes dark malty, spicy, with nutmeg, x-mas spices, hints of molasses, brown sugar, and mild rauchy notes. This one is all over the place, and evolves over time. The finish is fruity, with fig, blackberry, and more spices. Good, but I like to call this one the Tasmanian Devil of beers. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Trade bottle from ygtbsm94. Poured a dark black Coca-Cola color with a thing brown head. Aroma of cinnamon, spices, and coffee. Taste was roasty and spicy malts with a medium carbonation. Overall I really liked this stuff. Thanks Brad. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Pours a deep black with a large creamy tan head that left wonderful lacing down the side of the glass. What a great looking stout. Aroma of cinnamon and ginger up front, chocolate, light roast, some honey notes, vanilla, nuts and caramel. Flavor of the cinnamon and ginger again up front. Milk chocolate, nuts, caramel, light roast, spices kind of coat the tongue. I have never been a fan of ginger in beers and while it is not overpowering in this beer, it is there. Would think some vanilla bean and cinnamon would have worked out better in this one. douglas88 (9057) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Bottle thanks to footbalm. Pours out a black color with a pretty thick light brown head. A very interesting nose, lots of spices, some bananas/cloves, light roasted notes. The taste is like a spiced up stout, very creamy, spicy, some chocolates, caramel, and a strong ginger component. Very nice and interesting. Like a dessert. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12oz bottle shared courtesy of egadzis. Poured a dark black color with brown edges and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of ginger, cinnamon, chocolate, roasty, molasses, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, the same spices, molassess, lighter roast, caramel, and lighter coffee.