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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (368) - - DEC 17, 2012
Dark black pour. Light head. Aroma is very similar to a pumpkin beer. Taste is a lot like a ginger bread man. There is quite a bit of sweetness to start but gives way to all the spices. Very rich. An imposing beer. ---Rated via iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3592) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2016
22 oz bottle of Samuel Adams Merry Maker stout served in a Belgian snifter. Pours dark brown, opaque in the glass with ruby edges. OK head and lacing. Aroma: appealing mix of gingerbread and dark roasted grains with a good bit of alcohol. Flavor: largely follows the aroma, but less boozy and more ginger. O: improves with warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2267) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Black pour with a tall, creamy brown head. Aroma is full of pie spice, some toast, mild roast and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is pie spice, licorice, roast, burnt sugar, chicory and a light lactose-like sweetness. Medium body, really creamy feel, light, blanketing, smooth carbonation. Good stuff overall, reall does taste a lot like gingerbread.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnokaBrewer (149) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a nice brownhead, Aroma of ginger, but not overpowering ginger taste. I get a hint of black licorice in the finish.Very tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (685) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Pours inky brown with a medium brown head. Nose is ginger, allspice, charcoal, flavor balances to malty sweetness, long slightly chalky mouthfeel. The charcoal lingers. It is good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (135) - , Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2016
22 ounce bottle poured into wine glass No bottled by or best buy Appearance: Black very dark brown head some lacing Smell: toasted grains, scent of gingerbread and pumpkin spice Taste: very good, sour aftertaste Mouth feel: Creamy a little bit fizzy Overall: very good beer, very fragrant beer January 24, 2016

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (144) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Big fluffy head. Big nose. Nice sweetness balanced with earthy hops. Medium amount of spices, not too overwhelming. Nice ginger notes. Good finish. Iím not a Sam Adams fan but I like this one for a change.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xevious (44) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2016
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. Bottle was an attention getter. Pours an odd dark, almost black coffee color with a massive creamy head with some lacing. Smells strongly of wheat and roasted malts with a gingery bready smell. Taste? Bready, spicy cinnamon with ginger and nutmeg and possibly a dahs of molasses. Finishes kind of odd. Overall itís a fine holiday specialty brew thatís perfect for a cold snap!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1232) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
bottled - super dark brown color. Sweet flavor. Very nice sweet gingerbread aroma. A good Xmas beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (199) - Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with thick brown head. Aroma is Gingerbread and Chocolate. Taste is chocolate gingerbread with a spicy cookie finish. I like itís excellent for a gingerbread beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IslandHaole (1179) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Opaque black in color with a small reddish/tan head. Sweet spice cake with hints of Allspice and Cardamom, very tasty. Reminds me of the gourmet lollipops from Seeís Candy. Warming alcohol, nice mouth feel, lightly sticky sweet. Iím enjoying this! The 9% is well masked but noticeable in the warming finish.


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