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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 it’s the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5840) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Aroma is ginger, malts and very spicy. The flavor is cinnamon, very spicy/bordering on heat, mild sweetness and a tangy/tart finish. I don’t normally care for ginger in beer, but the other spices balanced it out and turned out pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2012
pitch black and smells of ginger, cinnamon, allspice. The taste is roasty chocolate with tons of spice, this tastes like a gingerbread cookie. When I picture a christmas or winter beer this is what it taste like in my head, this will be my new all time favorite holiday beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle poured a black color, aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and light chocolate. Flavors are the same no flavor outshines the other, a nice ginger bread flavor with a medium mouth feel. Nice stout overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3764) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served showing an opague, black/brown hue, a decent amount of brownish tan, gradually reducing head froth, and clingy ribbons & spots of lacing. The aroma was a distinguishable but mellow blend of holiday bread/pie spices, roasty malt, and a touch of herbal scent. The flavor added low hop bitterness, a light creaminess to the mouthfeel, a bit of tartness and dark fruit as prune/plum that were punctuated nicely by a decent amount of effervescence, and a well hidden alcohol presence, all in a medium+ body. A welcome addition on the scene to "spice up" the holiday palate,... very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
pours black with a 3 finger dark tan head - lingers a bit. ginger, clove and nutmeg nose. med body with gingerbread cookies, silky chocolate malts, nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices. sweet finish with more ginger and nutmeg... lingering coffee and chocolate notes. very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_511 (157) - - NOV 29, 2012
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a thick tan/brown head with high retention. Caramel, roasty, slightly bready aroma. Ginger, bready, coffee roast flavor. Slight roasty bitterness. A little residual sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1799) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Samuel Adams Merry Mischief has a thick, soapy, deep tan head, a dark brown or black appearance, and splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is rich, with upfront cinnamon and nutmeg, and some barley malt. Taste is of spices, sweet bread, ginger bread cookies, anise, and sweetness. Some pleasant bitterness is there as well. Mouthfeel is full and velvety, and Samuel Adams Merry Mischief finishes mostly dry, pleasant, and highly drinkable. The danger here is that the alcohol doesn’t really show itself. Overall, I rate this as most excellent! Buy it, and try it! RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
22oz bottle 11/28/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-43° in Tumbler-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, and other spices. Taste of spices, malt, clove, chocolate, and slight coffee. This full bodied brew is well balanced and has a lot of flavors. Great holiday brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5723) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Gingerbread, cinnamon nose, some char notes. Coal black, thick lacy brown head. Full bodied, alcohol noticeable. Char initially, weak gingerbread at midpalate, licorice and charcoal finish. Strong without nuance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of sweet chocolate malts, ginger, cinnamon and holiday spice. Black hue with an average medium tan head that left great lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery soft. Overall this is very enjoyable and lived up to being a Christmas brew. Would drink again the closer we get to the holidays.

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