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RATINGS: 484   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 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown color, small tan edge head. Aroma of cinnamon and assorted spice. Taste is spiced chocolate soda bread.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroSpud (1825) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Large bottle. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Good dessert beer for the holidays. A good mix of holiday flavors with all the spices coming through along with enough sweetness to balance it all out. One of the better Sams.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jethro6191 (487) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On tap. Pours brown with a thin wispy tan head. Decent lacing. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger aromas. Similar flavors with coffee and chocolate notes. Medium body with a smooth rich mouthfeel. Sweet spicy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
pours a dark brown with a small khaki head that dissipates quickly, lots of carbonation, and a little lacing. smell is of spice, cocoa, malt, and bread. taste is of spice, cloves, cinnamon, malt, cocoa, and some licorice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HangarJunkie (5) - Victorville, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
Out of a bottle bought at BevMo, poured dark with an inch dark brown head. On the nose a cinnamon and pumpkin spice, drinking it you get strong Anise notes and a little alcohol but not bad. An excellent stout one of my favorites from Sam Adams. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle shared with Jim and Lauren. Pours a deep black with a thin beige to tan head. Good amount of spices on the nose. Spicy, cinnamon and toast initially. Not so much gingerbread as just straight up ginger. Spicy roast, cocoa, chocolate. Interesting. If this was marketed as a ginger stout I’d have been more impressed as it would be spot on for what was advertised. Instead it falls a little short but it’s still a neat beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1322) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours a deep reddish black. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is nutty and malty sweet with the dry finish of a stout. Nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle, poured a very dark brown with full frothy head. Aroma is nutmeg, almost to the point where it reminds me of a pumpkin beer, also some ginger, and some cinnamon, cocoa. Taste is roasted maltiness with clove spice and some ginger and nutmeg. Medium-heavy body. Warming alchohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours dark with little head. Smells like heavy ginger and cinnamon. Mouthfeel more like a porter with heavy ginger-nutmeg-cinnamon. Flavors hit what theyre going for. Tastes like X-mas. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2506) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draught. Black pour, lots of licorice anise etc, even though it says ginger cinnamon, OK but too spicy/herby and not enough malts oomph to finish.


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