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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4334) - 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 don’t 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 (9410) - 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 (16791) - 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 (1893) - , 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 (498) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1365) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1347) - 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.

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