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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 4, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste gingerbread, sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (422) - Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bomber bottle. Aroma is a dry, spicy stout. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is a mildly spiced stout. Palate is spicy and a dark dryness. Overall, a good stout, though i prefer more spice. I may like merry mischief more, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Bomber bottle, batch 1. The aroma is dark malt and booze with some spice. The appearance is black with a thin tan head. The taste starts with spices which hold through out then the dark malt kicks in. I get the most ginger bread on the finish. The palate is a dry, dark with a little spiciness. Overall, a good holiday beer. Would buy again, but sparingly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (881) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a slight red hue and two inch plus tan head. Taste is of roasted malt, ginger,chocolate, spice, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and bread. Similar aroma. Has a creamy, lighter body with a dry, bitter and ginger finish. Easy to drink, for 9%. A good seasonal beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Poured from 22 ounce bottle into imperial pint glass. Very dark pour with a thin tan head that faded to a ring. Quite a bit of lacing as consumed. Aroma is amazing! Just what you would expect from a ’gingerbread’ stout. Lots of roasted malt, and all the gingerbread aromas are there too. Ginger, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg. All there in the taste too but pleasantly so. Not at all overpowering or cloying. Mouthfeel is full and thick and rich and sticky. Finish is long and spicy. 9% ABV is not at all noticeable. Typical carbonation for a stout...very soft. Very smooth and easy drinking. One tip...let it warm up a bit before drinking to really develop the aromas and flavors. This is so much better than any of the pumpkin beers I tried last month!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Dark, dark reddish brown with a small mocha head. Wonderful lingering aroma of gingerbread spices. The flavor echos the gingerbread aroma with a good deal of molasses and roasty malt. Dryer than I expected and the stealthiness of the alcohol makes this way too drinkable. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Sweet aroma of gingerbread spices, light chocolate, light roast and a hint of cinnamon. Moderately sweet flavor with notes of gingerbread spice, chocolate and light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle, from Triangle Wine. Good aroma, sweet. Gingerbread. Rich malts, big spice, nutmeg, clove, ginger, not getting the cinnamon so much. Brownish black color, good initial head. Faded to a foam cover, spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Heavy body, creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet bitter finish. Very nice. Very complex stout. A lot going on. Just a touch of the 9% shows up. Very sweet. Spiced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluemooner (654) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and cinnamon. Flavor has some classic stout notes of roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate, but the gingerbread spices really show up here though do not overpower. Medium to full body with very soft carbonation and alcohol masked quite well. Very good balance to make it a delicious seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2446) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
Purchased at Albertsons in Vegas, and now goes under the name "Merry Maker". Pours a real dark brown colour with a frothy beige head, good retention and lots of soapy lacing. Beautiful spices in the nose, with a good gingerbread replica, light cinnamon and some dark fruit notes. Creamy mouthfeel, but on the wet-side with a body that is not as heavy as I expected. Many dark fruits in the taste with molasses. The spices are not as dominant, but still present. Goes down very well, with the alcohol nicely hidden and hardly any warming. A great Christmas brew that works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (335) - - NOV 28, 2013
Pours cola color with tan head. Nose of cinnamon and ginger. Creamy mouthfeel. Ginger, some coffee, and a touch of alcohol on finish. Great for a cold day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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