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RATINGS: 457   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber. Pours pitch black with a fairly thick one finger dark tan head. While head retention isn’t especially outstanding, the lacing is. This is really a nice looking beer. Gingerbread is huge in the aroma along with a healthy dose of clove. Really no subtleties here. Some cinnamon and allspice but I really have to try hard to pick out any stout characteristics. Almost no roast, coffee, or chocolate. A little too spice heavy. On the taste, there is a little more going on. Still extremely heavy on the spices with ginger, nutmeg and allspice dominating. Peel that back, however, and you have some vanilla and cinnamon notes along with some hints of baked bread, molasses, and brown sugar. I honestly tastes like taking a bite of a gingerbread man. You really need to let the beer warm up a little for the flavors to make a big impact. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy but the sweetness remains dialed back enough to make this fairly drinkable. I have to say I had my doubts at first but Samuel Adams has really pulled off a good one. This beer is so gingerbread like it is scary. Like someone put a pulverized gingerbread man into a stout. I really wish I would’ve tried this earlier so I could have picked up another bottle to age.


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dliberto (194) - 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 (173) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
julesjis (144) - Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at the Yard House in Portland. Aroma is boozy and bready. Flavor is definitely a sweet gingerbread flavor. Has a bit of a stale licorice taste to it. Feels a bit chalky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bomber from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger dark brown to copper head, dark brown, opaque, Aroma: ginger, chocolate, spicey hops, malt. Palate: full body, average carbonation, creamy texture, light lingering ginger taste. Taste: sweet malt and chocolate, into a gingersnap cookie sweetness, with just enough of a hop backbone to balance it out, finish is ginger spice. Overall, very nice balance, lovely seasonal, ginger is amazing in this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Sample @ Bier Baron. Deep brown with a small head. Aroma of chocolate and ginger snap cookie. Strong ginger. Brown sugar. Flavor is a little more nuanced than the frankly blunt aroma suggests. Mellow coffee and roasted pepper. Caramel wafers. Slightly spicy peppered ginger finish. Medium body, soft carb.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (891) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Inky black with large spongy tan head, aroma not so prominent, low carbonation, slightly sweet roasted malt taste with nutmeg, caramel, ginger and clove flavors, long finish with mocha aftertaste. Quite sweet, leaves a sticky feeling on your lips. Interesting concoction!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (134) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Clove and chocolate aromas. Appearance is jet black with an average sized brown head. Flavor has notes of cloves and ginger. No heat from the ginger. Smooth roast character with notes of chocolate. Hop bitterness is medium. Balance is slightly towards the bitter side. Mouthfeel is medium light. Overall, it's descent beer. Could use more body and ginger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours a deep brown color with a distinct ginger spice aroma. Taste is a rich malr flavor with a sweet gingerbread cookie flavor. Roasted malt is evident and a good mix with the mild gingerbread and cinnamon flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (212) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Dark, almost black, nice thick brown head. Gingerbread and spices in the aroma. Flavor has some chocolate, spice, and a little sweetness. Finish has a very slight alcohol burn. Rich and smooth. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Astrozombie (29) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Sweet malt aroma. Super dark with a dark brown head. Taste is normal Stout with a warm spice. Palate is smooth and silky


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