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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eberndt (133) - - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Very dark brown with a caramel colored head. Strong nutmeg flavor and a creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewHaMeister (98) - - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle pours a dark brown with a nice head and medium lacing. Spicy malt with hints of cinnamon and molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiercepanda (450) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2013
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty with spices and gingerbread. The flavor is similar, with more roasted malt and some alcohol, yet still a moderately light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maley1 (658) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Dark brown, almost black pour with small tan head. Aroma of gingerbread, cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin. Taste is gingerbread, pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg. Smells delicious, first taste is very good but becomes cloying right away. Thick gooey mouthfeel leaving me thirsty for water after every sip.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (171) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from Highland Ave. Package. Dark motor oil black with tan head. Package. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Tastes the same with lots of nutmeg. Very delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildbeercat (339) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
500ml bottle into a Samuel Adams glass; served cool. Aroma: Looooooooooots of nutmeg and spice. Very strong. Appearance: Opaque, black body with a thick and creamy, dark tan head. Taste: Lots and lots and lots of spice. A little bit of chocolate, but this one really is like drinking a gingerbread cookie. Palate: Medium bodied and very, very creamy. Finish is pretty long and mildly bitter. Overall: Nice and spicy, tasty and creamy. Pretty light bodied for a stout though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
22 oz bottle shared at a tasting on December 15. The pour is a dark brown, almost black with a medium sized khaki head that fades down to a thin film. The aroma is full of spice. There aren’t many stouty characteristics like I would like to see. There is a cinnamon dominance, along with undertones of nutmeg, clove and ginger. I can see where they think this might represent gingerbread. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. very spicy, slightly representative of a gingerbread. The mouth feel is extraordinarily thin for what Sam Adams represents as a ’Gingerbread Stout’ on the bottle. In terms of the stout part, very lacking. As a spice beer, not too bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (701) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Christmas Eve pour from bomber into English pint glass, very dark brown (almost black) with decent tan head. Aroma of gingerbread (brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger), other spices (clove, nutmeg) and faint roast malt sweetness. Taste brings out notes of molasses, light coffee and chocolate, some dark fruit (dates, raisins) and alcohol. Heavy body, low carbonation, rich, thick, slightly oily with some lingering roast spiced finish. At 9% and easy to drink this stout should keep you merry!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (395) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
poured from 22 oz bottle - pours a very dark brown/almost black with brown head that is incredibly vigorous. Aromas of coffee, caramel, clove, nutmeg, and of course ginger. Tastes of coffee, ginger, chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg with cloves underneath. For an interesting mix, try pouring 1/2 oz of good quality egg nog and about 3 oz of the beer into a glass - makes an interesting combination, almost like a shake, but way better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (664) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small tan head. Ginger bread aroma. Thick body with a bitter malt and gingerbread flavor with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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