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RATINGS: 465   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 itís the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & ginger that add a wicked kick for a jolly playful brew full of merry mischief.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Aroma- spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, some ginger, slight chocolate and roasted notes Appearance- pitch black with a solid white head Taste- spices upfront, nice roasted notes in the mid-palate, some pastry sweetness on the finish Palate- decent body and mouthfeel, although Iíd prefer a touch less carbonation Overall- Somewhat novelty brew from Sam Adams but quality nonetheless. Itís always good to push the envelope and Sam Adams has been doing that quite well of late.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LGKdude (8) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
Tried the Golden Road Gingerbread stout and LOVED it. I had high hopes for this beer but overall disappointed. The stout itself just wasn't very good. Too bitter for my pallet. The gingerbread flavor was lacking and not strong enough for me. Would not purchase again, but might try again to see if it was the batch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (264) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Dark brown/black with a thick. coffee foam. Roasty sweet malt aroma. The gingerbread flavor comes through without being overwhelming. Nice Christmas beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (111) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a brown to black colour with a toffee head. Aroma is of ginger, nutty malts, and brown sugar/ maple. Flavor is . Medium bodied with medium carbonated brew with a smooth mouth feel leading to a sweet finish. Good holiday brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1286) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
My boys picked this to let out for Santa this year. Nice choice, itís a good holiday stout. The gingerbread flavors truly come through. Deep brownish black in color with creamy cocoa colored head. Drink up Santa!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3725) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
On tap at Yard House 221214. Ginger and spice in both the aroma and flavour. Poured a deep black. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (398) - - DEC 22, 2014
Spice, yeast, dough. Pours black with a thick dark tan head. Smooth. Spice. Clean finish. Not as boozy as I would have thought but just a nice warmth.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
I greatly admire the execution of this beer, but it isnít for me. While all the spices make for a magnificent aroma, the gingerbread flavor didnít quite work with the roasted malt taste. Not for me, anyway. I suspect a lot of people might like the combination of rich malt and holiday flavors. Appearance was quite good, and the balance works nicely. The 9% ABV is well-hidden beneath the body. And did I mention the smell is fantastic? It really is like a holiday potpourri.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Very dark in color with a definite aroma of gingerbread and other "holiday spices". Great gingerbread roasted malt taste. Very much enjoyed.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dliberto (195) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a glass. Aroma consists of ginger, brown sugar, nuts, and yeast. The taste focuses too much on the ginger, it ends up becoming a ginger bomb. Medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Meh

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
liquidhedonism (185) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at Yard House in Portland, OR. Aroma: malty, boozy, and roasty, with hints of gingerbread, fall spices, coffee, licorice, and ash. Taste/Palate: sweet, astringent, and creamy.


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