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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 itís the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Aroma of clove, nutmeg and ginger. Pours black with a brown head. Taste is sweet with clove, cinnamon and gingerbread with a strong burnt molasses tying it together. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (939) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Black color, khaki head. Licorice, and clove are predominant, itís definitely "playful", different, complex, and interesting. The gingerbread and cinnamon are new tastes Iíve never had before, very well blended. Heavy beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1417) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours very dark opaque brown with a full and lasting tan head. aroma is roaste malt and ginger. Taste is a mouthcoating sweet roasted maltiness with the ginger evident, but the clove comes through more strongly. There is also elements of cocoa and coffee. I agree with a previous rater that this is more porterlike than stout. Alcohol is well hidden. Very good, but not out-of-the-box exceptional.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours pitch black with a creamy dark tan head. Smells of cinnamon, ginger, and hints of roast. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg and clove with a tiny hint of roast. Medium to full bodied, smooth texture, soft mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Merry Mischief finishes with a touch of spice and roast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Pours a deep brown/black into the glass with a tan head. Lots and lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger on the nose. Then you go in for the taste and...it kind of just tastes like a spiced porter really. Just lots of spice and lots of malt. It hides the abv well Iíll give it that. Definitely doesnít taste like gingerbread beer, which is kind of what I wanted. Itís not bad it just doesnít remind me of what a gingerbread stout should really taste like. I love the concept behind this beer so much and for a first run not too shabby. I hope they can refine the flavor on this one over time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (311) - USA - OCT 31, 2012
Pleasantly surprised. Fairly low expectations, but this is a really nice brew. Iíd say it feels more like a porter than a traditional stout, but whoís keeping score? Medium body, well balanced with a gingerbread spice. 9percent ABV is well hidden. Will buy a couple more for the holidays.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are gingerbread, cinnamon, chocolate, coffee. The mouthfeel is dry, roasty and warming with a heavy body and low carbonation. This was a solid beer. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2012
This was an unexpected nice surprise. Pours dark brown with a soapy dark tan head. The aroma has huge spiciness with nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cloves all bursting out. there is also prevalent smooth roasty malt, cocoa and bits of coffee bitterness. Medium / full rich body that has a nice amount of fairly soft carbonation. The flavor begins with the spices on the aroma, roastiness of the malt, molasses and anise really making it live up the gingerbread title. The finish shows some alcohol warmth and focuses more on the smooth roasted malt than the spices, but the ginger still sticks to the mouth. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3194) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is deffinatly gingerbread. Some cinnamon and spice follow. Flavor is spicy with a light roasted malt. Finish has some ginger. This was very dry. Overall this was an ok spiced winter warmer. The aroma is the best thing going on here. You can smell it from across the room.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle pors an opaque dark brown/black with a decent light brown head and good lacing. I smelled the gingerbread from a distance. Aroma is full of gingerbread with some roasted malts, spices and chocolate. Taste is sweet but not sickeningly so. Has a short finish of spices with no discrenable hops. Mouthfeel is lively, thanks to the spices and active carbonation. Body is medium to full. An enjoyable, if somewhat bizzarre brew. Not what Iíd drink every day, but a very good novelty which Iíd try again.


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