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RATINGS: 429   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (315) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
22 oz bottle served in a duvel tulip. Pours a rich black with a thick tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and barley, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and some wheat. Taste is interesting. Up front there are spices, mostly nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and clover. It is followed by a smooth roasty malt and finishes with a creamy flavor. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit sticky. This is a unique and really well crafted beer.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says um it not stout no ginger C. bread smooth small good malt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"As advertised, though this brew ends up a little heavier on the gingerbread than the stout, even at 9%! On one hand, it covers the abv expertly, but it needs a little more roast and mocha goin on to be taken seriously as an imperial stout. Glad to have tried it but itll be one a year at most."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - AUG 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-27-12- Poured from growler into a snifter glass Appearance – Pours a nearly black color with a tiny tan head that fades very rapidly. Upon fading the head leaves only a very light level of lacing on the glass. Smell- The aroma is big of spice with heavy aromas of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Mixed with these spice aromas are some sweet brown sugar and caramel, some milk chocolate, a light boozy smell. Overall it smells like a alcohol infused cocoa gingerbread cookie. Taste –The taste starts out with a sweet milk chocolate flavor mixed with a strong ginger and nutmeg taste. These flavors remain throughout the taste with the ginger and nutmeg loosing potency as the taste moves on. More toward the middle, a cinnamon flavor quickly comes to the tongue. While it comes in quickly, like the other spice flavors, it lessens in intensity as the taste advances further. Notes of a caramel sweetness replace the milky sweet tastes at the end with the milk chocolate flavor taking on a more cocoa flavor. Also at the end a light coffee and a mildly warming alcohol taste come to the tongue leaving a nice spiced fairly sweet dark flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was on the average side with a carbonation level that was rather average to just above average for a imperial stout of 9% abv. The carbonation was good for the spiced flavors of the stout, but .a slightly thicker body may have been better for the darker flavors of the brew. Overall – A rather tasty stout with a nice sweet and spiced flavor. While rather heavy in the gingerbread cookie spices up front, they dwindle down as the taste advanced, never really getting the chance to overpower the brew and producing overall a rather nice and flavorful stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (990) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a dark espresso foam colored head. No head retention--otherwise a gorgeous pour. Cherry, spicy, smoky nose. Smooth, thick mouthfeel. Cherry, smoke, medicine, raisin, and fruitcake flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Black with a large chocolate milk colored head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of gingerbread, spices, and roasted malt. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet tasting and a little boozy, and full of holiday spices; maybe a bit much so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Flavors of ginger bread. Smooth, oily mouthfeel. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4567) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2014
22oz bomber. Drinking it in Summer of 2014, probably bottled last winter. Deep brown-black body. Creamy beige head. The flavors bring me right back to Winter. Rich creamy, warm chocolate tones. Pumpkin pie spices..in the sense that if you told me this was an Imperial Pumpkin Porter I wouldn’t question it. Pretty nice, well exceeding my expectations.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DearBeer2013 (59) - - MAY 31, 2014
Carbony, malty and hints of cinnamon. I liked it, but could probably drink like one or two beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4923) - Utah, USA - MAY 30, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at Discount Liquor in Evanston
Pours almost black with a medium sized dark tan head and good lacing. Aroma is gingerbread, spices, dark malts and nutmeg. The taste is dark malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate and spice
Very nice. This is like gingerbread in a glass. I’m not usually a fan of this kind of beer, but this is good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Had this when it was still called Merry Mischief. Reviewed from notes: pours a darker brown almost black color with tan head. Gingerbread, cinnamon, allspice, clove and nutmeg on the nose with a little roasted malt; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.


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