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RATINGS: 416   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a deep dark brown with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Trace amount of lacing. Aroma of ginger and brown sugar dominates, with a cloying sweetness that doesn’t leave room for much else. Taste is much more complex, however. Yes, the beer is sweet and ginger drives the flavor. But spices of nutmeg and cinnamon are more apparent, as is vanilla. Roasted malts are noticeable, but clearly in the background. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is a watery, a bit thinner than might be expected for a stout. In sum, a mild, okay stout that allows some real Christmasy flavors come through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with a thin head. Sweet malts, ginger, cinnamon, ginger bread, and lighter roasted malty notes. Pretty good balance of stout and spice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopandSoul (3) - Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012 does not count
A great pour with a lovely aroma of gingerbread that smells like the holidays. However the overall spice overpowers the rest of the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1019) - Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Black,thick tan head,lacing. Smelled of pumpkin spices at first,cinnamon and nutmeg stick out more. Not liking the taste of this fairly cold so far,has some astringecy with acidic and saltiness as well.Its smooth somewhat sweet chocolatly,with a diet vanilla cola tone to it.Some roastyness in finish with a not so good taste left in your mouth,kind of diety fake sugar thing. There is some good flavors in this but,the finish is bad.It could be some harsh hard hitting clove/cinnomon astringency. Its worth trying once but not one of the small batch series that I like. It is a bit cloyingly sweet and has a cloying extract/spice flavor. I guess I think its a bit overspiced,so maybe this would be ok or better aged. If I were to pick up another,which I most likely wont,I would at least try to age it-something tells me it wouldnt be much better really though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
22 oz. Bomber: Pours coffee black with a medium frothy tan head that is mostly lasting leaving nice lacing. Roasty aroma has a gingerbread presence with hints of ginger and nutmeg. Sweet malty flavor is a mouthful of gingerbread with spicy cinnamon in the finish. Very smooth and well balanced. Easy drinking with a WOW factor!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bomber->SA glass. Black with large tan head. Aroma of gingerbread, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, malt. Tastes of ginger and spices over malt and a touch of coffee. Good, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Merry Mischief pours a deep, dark color with a rich beige head. It smells like a spiced beer. The spices dominate — cloves, ginger, nutmeg — hmm, like a gingerbread cookie. Go figure. The spices take the front seat in the flavor too. However, they are mitigated by the roasted, and slightly sweet, stout. The finish leaves behind a bit bit of sweetness and spice, with a "sufficient" alcohol warmth. At 9% ABV, this is a beer best enjoyed while sipping.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (2461) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Draft. Black pour with brown head. Sweet Christmas scented spice and ginger toned aromas. Light gingerbread notes with rather bland stout tones. The texture is nice though.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Very dark brown, almost black with coffee colored head. Roasted malt aroma some fruity aromas with spices. First flavor is bitter dark chocolate flavor then molasses and black coffee. Then I taste cherries cinnamon and ginger. Creamy . Fantastic brew!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4084) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown pour, almost black, with a tan head. Quite a lot of spice, sweet sugary malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, light clove, and a bit of chocolate. Somewhat like a sweet, spiced cookie, but overall just a marginal spiced stout.


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