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RATINGS: 490   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 itís the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimjongill (207) - - NOV 24, 2012
from bottle. Aroma of cinnamon and other holiday spices. Pours pitch black with light brown head. Tastes like cinnamon up front with a good bit of ginger right after. These along with other spices balance well with the malt so as not to overpower it too much. Decent mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4007) - - NOV 24, 2012
bottle. oily black pour with a small, stable, brown head. a pumpkin beer array of spices with a roasted malt profile aroma. the stout underneath the spice addition is moderately sweet with lots of bitter roast and sweet chocolates. a bit of breadiness. a balanced stout regarding roasty and chocolaty. spices are quite potent, but acceptable, with the typical pumpkin-like beer addition. full bodied, inky, oily, proper carbo. this is great. SA really hit a homerun with this series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2153) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
I really enjoyed this seasonal offering from Sam Adams. The beer poured a pitch-black color with a consistency of motor oil. The head was dark brown at first, and very thick. The head color seemed to change a bit after the first few sips, to a lighter brown color. The head also left a beautiful, thick and cascading lace around the edges of the glass. The nose features some chocolate, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger and freshly baked bread. The body is very thick, but is very well-balanced with a great combination of spices, malt and hops. The flavors are extremely well-rounded, with delicious chocolate and bready malts, nutmeg, cream, light hops, and slight hints of cinnamon and clove. The beer finishes fairly heavy and robust. This beer will definitely warm ya up in the cold winter months, and should add a little bit of cheer to your holiday season!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (430) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
22 oz bottle served in a duvel tulip. Pours a rich black with a thick tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and barley, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and some wheat. Taste is interesting. Up front there are spices, mostly nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and clover. It is followed by a smooth roasty malt and finishes with a creamy flavor. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit sticky. This is a unique and really well crafted beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4479) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Associated Supermarket, Bushwick growler ($12.99): Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is somewhat sweet throughout. Body is kind of oily. Spices are all over the place in the mouth and donít give much respite. Dark malts sustain throughout, but the roast most evident in the finish and the afterataste. I was a bit wary of getting a growler of this, but I think that I will manage to finish this whole jawn without too much difficulty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
500mL thanks to radagast83. Deep black pour with a magazine thick coffee head. Thick gingerbread nose, dough, spices. Taste is a tad metallic and butyric harsh acid :( a bit too chemical. A bit boozy. Doesn't quite pull it off. A bit papery and harsh on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (17722) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroSpud (1912) - , 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jethro6191 (501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2089) - 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.

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