Now that December is upon us, I'm reviewing all of the Christmas beers I have in my review queue and I'll be posting every other day up to and including Christmas Day. So keep popping by to check out some great (and not so great) festive brews.
For me, the smell of Christmas is sweet mince pies and gingerbread so first up is a Gingerbread milk stout from North East brewers, Three Brothers Brewing Co that I bought from the North Tyneside Christmas market in 2018.
It pours a lovely black colour with a ruby tinge and a small, loose beige head that disappears quickly to a thin foam layer. I have to say that the aroma is AMAZING with mouthwatering notes of treacle, malt, dark chocolate and a definite whiff of ginger spice (the actual ground spice not the Spice Girl, thankfully).
The ginger in the flavour is quite subtle with malt and chocolate flavours being more dominant. It does have a hint of ginger but before I'd fully experienced it I was hit with a slightly bitter, chocolate aftertaste. It's quite lightly carbonated and a little on the thin side for a stout, but this gives it a lovely smooth mouthfeel.
Overall, it's a lovely malty stout with a hint of warming ginger spice but I would have preferred a bit more ginger.
My Untappd score: 4/5