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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4608) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (966) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1324) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12440) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1697) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1621) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (888) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
(bottle) Pours jet black with a medium dark tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is spice heavy, but not overbearingly so, and this smells quite reminiscent of SA’s Fat Jack Pumpkin Beer. The cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg are all very prominent and individually detectable, which generally isn’t the case with spice beers. I also think I smell a touch of allspice. There is some hints of roasted malt and dark chocolate that attempt to burble up through the spice mix, and the addition of them to the spice is a welcome combination. The flavor has a fair amount of spices, and does certainly remind one of gingerbread, but the spices in the flavor are harder to detect individually than in the aroma. There’s also a good amount of chocolate here which resembles spiced mocha. The finish holds little kicks of spice that linger on after drinking as well as a crisp hit of wheat right after the mid. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is smooth. ABV is undetectable. Overall this is a really enjoyable beer that I’d like to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1688) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a 2 finger creamy tan head. Inviting ginger bread and dark malt aroma. Lots of spice too. Nutmeg & cinnamon come to mind. Sweet, yet spicy flavor. Lots mixed in together and it works well. Medium bodied with a creamy palate. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2763) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
I thought this was great. One of the best Christmas spice products I’ve tried. Liked it a lot.

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