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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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small tan head. Ginger bread aroma. Thick body with a bitter malt and gingerbread flavor with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (788) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of ginger bread and brown sugar. Taste is ginger bread and coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2160) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On draft at Scooter's in Lititz, PA, this pours almost pitch black with a light brown head that fully reduces, leaving little lace. The ginger nose is very nice. Ginger flavors, molasses, brown sugar, breadiness, figs and dates finish with a gingerbread hint of alcohol. Full-bodied and a very smooth palate make for a wonderful winter warmer. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
majorchaz (24) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Nice subdued marly aroma, with taste that first struck me as a pumpkin beer with holiday spices. The more I drink, the more gingerbread notes I get, though I still get pumpkin. I like it a lot, despite the fact that I normally donít like pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Liquid gingerbread. Absolutely delicious. Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is gingerbread, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, light chocolate. Flavor is, well, liquid gingerbread. Moderately sweet. Rich but not too thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark black with an off white/tan head. The aroma is pumpkin spices and maybe nutmeg. The taste compliments the aroma with pumpkin spices and some vanilla. Moderate carbonation and sweetness tops this off as it goes down smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfenkopf (188) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
I donít know anything about this "Merry Maker" deal, but I have the "Merry Mischief" labeled gingerbread stout, Batch No. 1. The aroma is, as advertised, strong with gingerbread with a background of enticing spices. The brew is extremely dark brown, almost black, with an almond head that thins somewhat quickly. The taste is vibrant with gingerbread, with a sort of toffee note backed with cinnamon and nutmeg. It has a thick oily feel on the palate, with sort of a sugary-sour aftertaste that I didnít really care for, but overall, I liked it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Dark pour from bottle. Taste is pumpkin, baking spices and earth. Taste screams holiday season. Fun and very enjoyable. Cheers!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5124) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a rich coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent dark tan head. Roast malt aroma has definite spicy notes - ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg - plus hints of coffee and molasses. Flavor is truly distinctive, almost like drinking a gingerbread house with a side of molasses-infused coffee. It is rather sweet, but not cloying, and wickedly delicious. Heavy mouthfeel has some good fizz to it, and leaves a sweet and spicy finish that has a sneaky hop-bitter kick as it heads downstairs. Drink this and be merry, whatever holiday you celebrate!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
looking for an identity is it a gingerbrew of some sort or is it a stout. come to think of it this seems to be more like nutmeg. wafting in and out continuously just seems like a distraction as does the appearance which is ginger red with a blackish tinge and stouty aroma and viscosity. could use a bit more definition.

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