RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown/black with a small-ish head. Aroma of gingersnaps, earth, licorice, acidic coffee, and toffee. Flavors follow similar suit with gentle stout notes and abundant spicing: so lots of gingersnap flavor, and some background earth, coffee, dark chocolate and general roastiness. slight sweetness is noticeable as it warms. Finishes a little tangy with an astringent aftertaste and flavors of ginger, licorice, bad coffee, and dark chocolate. Not too bitter. Medium-heavy bodied with a prickly carbonation and a hollow mouthfeel, itís not the smoothest beer. I honestly thought I would like this more than I do, but nothing seems to come together clearly and the astringent (or acidic or tangy) type of flavors put me off. Oh well.
anthony850 (328) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth stout with cinnamon, clove and gingerbread.
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LiMuBai (198) - - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Palate was that of full body, creamy, average carbonation. Nice taste hints of cinnamon, and spice with a full bitter finish. The aroma could have been more pronounced.
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reading all the reviews on this brew, I was really looking forward to it when I couldnít get a local gingerbread brew from Berkeley. I honestly wasnít too impressed with it - The alcohol content very much overwhelms a lot of the flavor in it and itís much more bitter than most stouts Iíve had. I clearly must have a bad palette for stouts here since everyone else enjoys it :(
tmongoose (1504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint 6 bottle shared. Poured a dark brown to almost black with mocha head. The aroma is of roasted malts and ginger snaps. The flavor I liked a lot plenty of roasted malts and lots of ginger snaps. Nicely blended all the way around. Overall if you like ginger snaps and nutmeg this is a good beer.
IrishBoy (3909) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Costco. Nose is definitely gingerbread with cinnamon and hints of bubblegum and chocolate. Black with a medium dark cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet and gingerbread spicy with a hint of bitter.
penstemon (190) - Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma has lots of spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove), some chocolate, toffee, and bread. Taste is more of the same spices, lots of chocolate and coffee roastiness, and slight cola. Nice med-full body, smooth carbonation.
Brandon1989 (395) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from 2012: Merry Mischief. This beer pours a very dark black with lots of smoke. Also has a thick dark tan frothy head. The aroma is lots of dark spices, nuttiness, burnt caramel, slight bitterness on the nose, vegetables, cinnamon, sugar, and almost a pumpkin pie with all the spices and sweetness. The taste has heavy ginger breadiness up front. It is super sweet and creamy. I also pick up cinnamon and other spices. There is some bitterness on the back end as well as some alcohol. This beer is complex but perfectly balanced.
tmonster101 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma of the house filled with holiday baking. Smooth feel. Nice snicker doodle finish.
ESPh (92) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark thick black with a generous dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, ginger, cloves, cinnamon. Actually does taste like gingerbread but without the sweetness. Very nice.
finn1918 (211) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a huge brown head that leaves pretty good lacing. Aroma is roast malts and huge cookie spices; some hops. Taste is overwhelming spices at the front, some dark malt backbone, booze, and a syrupy herbal finish. Thick mouthfeel. Overall, was not impressed--was expecting much better from Sam Adams.