dwyerpg (4635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a pretty solid stout. Definite Christmas spices in the aroma and body but blended very nicely. A good solid body hides the strength just enough. Tasty, but can’t have too much. For sharing.
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great spice aroma with lots nutmeg an cinnamon. Spicy taste with ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg really coming through. Very easy to drink, not a heavy stout by any means, very enjoyable brew.
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dtater (27) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Christmas gift that I would never have purchased due spice beer palate phobia. To my surprise this an enjoyable brew...
Eberndt (188) - - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Very dark brown with a caramel colored head. Strong nutmeg flavor and a creamy finish.
BrewHaMeister (176) - - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a dark brown with a nice head and medium lacing. Spicy malt with hints of cinnamon and molasses.
fiercepanda (593) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
maley1 (803) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ttroha (328) - Americus, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
koleminer20 (693) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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