Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black with a medium creamy tan head. Nose of heavy spicing, cinnamon, ginger, baked bread. Taste is spicy, chocolate, ginger, pie spices. Very filling and full-bodied. I really enjoyed this, but found it to be almost too much for one person. Oh, who am I kidding, I killed it. Delicious.
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew was Very, very good. Pours a deep dark brown with nice head which dissipates quickly. Palate its strong. The gingerbread is barely there, which is good. Finishes smooth, alcohol is well hid.
bwalcott2 (14) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Batch No. 1. Pours very dark, almost black, finger of creamy head. Little carbonation. Nose had notes of vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, clove, initial taste is ginger and syrupy with roasted malts. finishes with burnt sugar, clove, and nutmeg. Not a bad x-mas stout, but definately not a favorite.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cinnamon gingerbread aroma. very dark appearance. cinnamon finish which is nice. tastes up front very much like gingerbread. Iím definitely a fan.
Fech (270) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour hue looks like brown death. Not a fan of ginger bread but if you are Iíd imagine you would enjoy this one. Flavorful and potent yet creamy.
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with dark brown small head. Aroma is ok although not entirely exciting with malts, cinnamon, faint cocoa. Medium body. No alcohol. Flavors pretty nice, sweet, malts, caramel, coffee, cinnamon and the gingerbread that is claimed to be there is present a little bit. Overall successful as the spices here complement rather than overwhelm and balance out the sweetness somewhat.
LinusStick (2701) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh...a nice Christmas novelty but thatís it. Aroma was weak. Clove, nutmeg and ginger are there if you put your whole nose in the glass and who wants to do that? Pour was a nice deep dark black with a one finger tan head. Taste was very weak and thin. I guess I may have been bracing for an imperial stout by the look of the beer. Spices are dominant throughout but are not overpowering. There are hints of roasted malt holding the beer together, but there is no finish. The flavor disappears as soon as you swallow. Again, because of the spices, this beer is a nice Christmas novelty but overall not appealing.
JPDurden24 (1383) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is cinnamon, ginger and some other spices along with a little roast and chocolate. Good stuff!
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sam Adams Merry Mischief
A- black pour, big thick looking head that lasts quite a bit.
S- smells a lot like gingerbread. Nice spice aromas and hints of cola and licorice.
T- light spices, mellow chocolate notes. I get more cinnamon in the flavor than the ginger. Very mild but good tasting beer.
M- pretty thick and full bodied. Tamed carbonation helps the thickness of the beer coat the tongue. Very smooth as well with a gentle warming from the 9%.
O- This beer was surprisingly good. It looks like an Imperial Stout. The viscosity and thickness was spot on as well as the amount of carbonation. It's not overly spiced like a lot of other holiday beers. Flavors are tamed and blend very well together. It's not very complex, but pretty enjoyable.
RolkaNation (140) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured into imperial pint. Easy on the eyes! Dark black in color, nearly opaque but not quite, big marshmallow-y tan head. Good aroma with very present spiciness - clove, ginger, cinnamon - flanked by a little roasted malt and leather. Taste is interesting. The spices keep on aícominí and somewhat dominate the flavor. There is a nice, creamy lactose sweetness in the middle before a sticky, spice-dominated finish where the warming alcohol shines through. A good beer for sure, whatís there is very well done and a good representation of gingerbread, just wouldíve liked to have seen more dark, roasty malt tones to balance out the sweetness.