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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Aroma: Gingerbread, Cinnamon, Molasses Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Cinnamon, Molasses, Mild Gingerbread Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Spicy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dpgbeer (6) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
Dark and smooth. Not much flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours a dark black with 1 finger tan head that quickly dissipates leaving moderate lacing. Aroma of gingerbread and holiday spice, hint of booze and roasted malt. Spicy on the palate, hint of sweet with a mild bitterness. Very smooth. Medium to full bodied. Medium finish primarily of pumpkin spice. This is a very drinkable and nonoffensive holiday spice style beer. I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (965) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
I think this is a year old. Label says to age it, so it should be fine. Bomber was under $2, so I couldnít pass it up. Pours a used motor oil black with fizzy beige head diminishing to a ring, leaving OK lacing. Aroma is nutmeg, with some gingerbread and allspice. Taste is as expected, with gingerbread, strong nutmeg, maybe a little milk chocolate. Eventually some light roasted coffee comes in, but is kept in check by some sweetness and holiday spices. Finishes pretty dry. I donít think Iíd seek this out, other than a holiday novelty beer. Itís well done overall, but for me personally the vibe gets old as I near the end of the bomber. Very well hidden alcohol, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AustinEvans (5) - East Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
New name: Merry Maker. Not sure why they changed it. It is delicious! Dark, smooth, slightly roasted, spices, not as much ginger. Reminds me of the Fat Jack. Definitely worthy of 4 stars. I will be drinking this throughout the cold season for sure! Number 53 in my Sam Adams Collection. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22oz bottle-lt brown-black. A-ginger/molasses-dk malt. T-gingerbread/molasses-dk malt, earthy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
I really like this brew. Part of a Costco sampler. Well flavored and goes down warm and toasty. Nice brew. Great winter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bomber, 2012 bottle. Pour is deep black nice milk chocolate head with a tinge of orange. Head retention and lacing pretty good for the ABV. Smell is strong gingerbread, cinnamon, allspice, caramel. Softer notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar, gingerbread with nutmeg and cinnamon and background coffee and chocolate. You get some if the coffee bitterness on the back end, ginger stays on the front a bit longer and actually finishes pretty clean. An interesting take on an imperial stout, lots if flavor without being too overbearing. Would definitely drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2013
October 6, 2013 - bottle shared by Brandon. Dark brown pour with tan head that faded quickly. Aroma was strong clove and cinnamon. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had some roasted malt. This was a year old, so could be a case where it is better fresh.

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