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RATINGS: 476   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bomber from Bevmo. Black upon pouring. Roasted coffee in the nose, along with a bit of spice. Flavor is roasty coffee of an impy stout along with a dash of holiday spice. Tasty brew with a full body and low alcohol.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brandon1989 (289) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmonster101 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
Strong aroma of the house filled with holiday baking. Smooth feel. Nice snicker doodle finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESPh (89) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
finn1918 (203) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
From tap. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Roasted, spiced. Herbal. Dry and spiced. Bitter and herbal finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (822) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
22 oz bottle from Midway Market (!) for $6.99. Aroma of spicy ginger and cinnamon and cloves, dark malt. Almost-black with a huge, almost-creamy, persistent light brown head. Flavor more ginger and spices. Medium body, medium-heavy stickiness. 9% is hidden well. Decent for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1071) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
~Aroma of clove, ginger, and cinnamon with bread, roasted malt. ~Pours black with fluffy lasting light brown head. ~Ginger, cinnamon and clove in flavor with bitter roastiness, sweet caramel malt. ~Medium light bodied with medium CO2, somewhat refreshing feel, lingering roast bitterness. ~Enjoyable spiced beer. I like that the spices don’t overpower the malts completly. Not my favorite style of beer, but easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (958) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, spice, roasted malt and bready aroma. Chocolate, ginger, licorice, cinnamon, clove, biscuit and roasted malt flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, clove and nutmeg finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Very impressive. rich roasted and toasted flavors with huge spices but not overwhelming. Very sweet balanced by bitter roasted malts. Nice thick body and creamy mouthfeel. Low co2. Slight booziness. The spices are there but modest which is great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (837) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
22 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Aromas of ginger, nutmeg, roasted malt. Full bodied, a very nice Christmas beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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