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RATINGS: 427   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours brown/black with a small-ish head. Aroma of gingersnaps, earth, licorice, acidic coffee, and toffee. Flavors follow similar suit with gentle stout notes and abundant spicing: so lots of gingersnap flavor, and some background earth, coffee, dark chocolate and general roastiness. slight sweetness is noticeable as it warms. Finishes a little tangy with an astringent aftertaste and flavors of ginger, licorice, bad coffee, and dark chocolate. Not too bitter. Medium-heavy bodied with a prickly carbonation and a hollow mouthfeel, it’s not the smoothest beer. I honestly thought I would like this more than I do, but nothing seems to come together clearly and the astringent (or acidic or tangy) type of flavors put me off. Oh well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
True gingerbread aroma and taste with a dark black pour and cinnamon spicy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1423) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma of spice - cloves and yes gingerbread. Pours a deep dark black with a mostly diminishing tan head which turns into a tan ring. The taste is similar to the nose - mildly sweet. Ginger bread and the appropriate spices. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, very nice and enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Black color with a medium head. Aroma of nutmeg and allspice. Very malty flavor. Lots of roast. The spice profile is dominated by allspice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (965) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
I have to admit I was surprised by this one. Sam Adams making a beer a little more on the bold side. Ususaly there beers are more on the mild side, but this one had some different flavors to it. Even has a little more balance and a touch of complexity for this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1061) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a dark black with large tan foamy head that sticks around for a while. There’s a molasses, cinnamon, chocolate aroma. Malty taste with hints of cinnamon and ginger.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10938) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours a very dark brown with a 2 finger creamy dark tan head. Aroma is dark malt and lots of spice - clove and ginger seem to stand out. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is incredibly flavorful. Nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, particularly (in sort of aftertaste) ginger, but there seems to be even more. The spice is so strong I’d go for rosemary, except the evergreen is missing. To borrow from the movie: "Intense is the word" Woof.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1409) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a thick dark black color, with a mocha head. Nose is allspice, pumpkin and nutmeg. Taste is full of spices, including but not limited to allspice, cinnamon, pumpkin and nutmeg. Carbonation is soft and texture motor oil heavy. Finishes nicely with same spices and a medium to long duration. Can pour it over ice cream, pies or even roast and baste it on turkey. Bravo for the Boys from Boston, AGAIN! Quaff Score 9 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1365) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a brown head and aroma of spices spans ginger. Taste is full of spices, ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, roasted maltnand allspice with a warming, medium finish. Delicious brew with a lot of flavor, great Christmas beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (771) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2013
This pours a very dark brown color with a medium brown head. There is a semi-malty and spice aroma. The taste is decently bold with mostly malts and spices. It’s fairly decent for a stout, but I was expecting a little different taste for something that was suppose to have gingerbread spices.


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