akoeninger (478) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black and brown. Smells strongly of ginger and nutmug. Taste is roasted and spicy, with strong malt background. Very jolly.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black/brown with a big beige head that stuck around for a while. Aroma is cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, chocolate, and floral. Taste is ginger, chocolate, orange, and toffee. Really enjoyed this one.
adamhorror (84) - USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured black with a medium dark and sandy-colored head. Held glass up to light, stout is typical as itís not translucent. Aroma is similar to gingerbread or gingerbread cookies. There is a slight alcohol scent which is lost in the warmth feeling produced by a stout that is reminiscent of an after dinner dessert.
First sip is thick and leaves a mild film about the tongue leaving lingering flavors of mild cinnamon, pronounced gingerbread with an overlay of traditional stout flavors. Holding the second sip in the mouth, I taste stronger gingerbread notes.
Five minutes after pouring, the head has diminished to a thin layer exposing the stout beneath.
Overall, Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout is perfect for the holidays. Itís very dessert-like and sip after sip is as pleasurable and full of taste as much asthe first, none of which leaves me wanting another style to relieve unwanted aftertastes. The gingerbread effect of this stout isnít overwhelming and is very inviting. Iíll be convincing my children Santa doesnít want milk and cookies this year, he wants gingerbread cookies to go with Merry Mischief.
mar (4944) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is gingerbread, roasted malts, sweet, light spice, and gum drops. Very smooth on the palate, heavy ginger notes, spices, pretty much the same as the nose
Scipio (714) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pure black with a medium darker tan head. Enticing aroma is different than most, with lots of cinnamon and gingerbread, along with nutmeg and a bit of clove, all as advertised. The taste continues with big cinnamon and ginger flavors, but there are some different impressions here. I get cocoa, chocolate, hints of licorice, and roasted malts. This is on the sweeter side, but does not push it to much. Aftertaste is cinnamon and nutmeg and lasts for awhile. Full bodied with a very thick yet slightly oily texture. The alcohol content is more subtle and creeps up on you. I really liked this one. It really gives you a wintery/Christmas feeling when you drink it. It is warm, spicy, and heavy, being perfect for the holiday season. Iíll get this again without hesitation. And after Christmas, Iíll be looking forward to drinking more next year.
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a nice strong aroma of gingerbread and nutmeg. Reminds me of the holidays, with the goodness of Sam Adams. Very strong and a nice twist on a stout for the Christmas season.
TheEpeeist (3384) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a bubbly balsa head. Nose is gingerbread, clove, nutmeg and light cinnamon. Really nailed the cookie thing. Medium body with a tang, alcohol emerges. Taste is caramel and ginger, cinnamon; getting bitter with clove then burnt gingerbread cookie. I liked the idea of a spiced stout but lost the base beer, ending up with the typical bitter spice aftertaste. Not without a certain brash appeal.
mattpodos (3) - kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours black thick cinamon head smells of gingerbread. first impresions malty thick coffee gingerbread flavor. warm liquer after bite. overall delicious tasty brew
SudsMcDuff (5930) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a bottle before dinner ..of onions .. . . pours a deep black .. medium foam .. . lacing is good .. . light to medium bitterness .. nicely balanced with the spices .. . quite well masked, booze only slightly peter griff-ins .. . good but a whole bottle got to be a bit much .. . . rocketcar!!
GMurani (11) - - NOV 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass with a nice layer of head. Aroma is full of gingerbread. Smells just like a cookie. The gingerbread is definitely noticable in the taste as well. Would like it just a bit more pronounced, but is by no means a weak taste. Nice body. At 9% there's a slight hint of alcohol in the taste. However, when cold the flavor of the stout hides it. One of Sam Adam's best brews and is a magnificent addition to their line of special releases.
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