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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22oz bottle-lt brown-black. A-ginger/molasses-dk malt. T-gingerbread/molasses-dk malt, earthy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Rumor has it, this beer came about after Ed Koch visited Hardywood Park brewing, famous for their Gingerbread Stout, and the similarities are there. 22 ounce bottle from Giant Leesburg. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized dark brown frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of ginger, herbal notes, a bit of coconut. The taste is roasted malts, ginger, herbal notes, anise, burnt sugar. Medium bodied. Not as great as the Hardywood, but still a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is ginger, toast and cookie malt, cinnamon and nutmeg notes with dates. Flavor is malt dominant with medium spices, ginger, dates and plums with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of spice cake, gingerbread, light hops, some faint roasted malt. Flavor is sweet and spicy. Cookies, mulling spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle... A black pour creates a mid-sized, dense, cappuccino-colored head. Good retention. The bouquet presents a malty, spicy medley of deep-roasted barley, caramel, nutmeg, clove, licorice and cinnamon. Full-bodied with a thick, velvety mouthfeel and feathery carbonation. The flavor is a warm hug on a cold winter night - subtle holiday spices, roasted malts, caramel and a whisper of molasses. Balance is nearly perfect and there is no hint of the relatively high abv; zilch. Heart-warming, lightly minerally finish. Nice effort here. Although the ethanol cannot be smelled or tasted, it can certainly be felt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a creamy, big dark brown head. Very spicy - clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg - aroma along with some dessert like notes. Caramel / chocolate, a touch sweet, very spicy, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger flavor. Too spicy for my taste but not bad overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On draught at Khoury’s, The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and gingerbread. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt, ginger and chocolate. The finish is toasty with a sweetly spiced aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Gingerbread malt aroma with hint of licorice. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Ginger malt, light pepper/anise and ash flavor. Nice body. Well blended. Overall solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
500mL thanks to radagast83. Deep black pour with a magazine thick coffee head. Thick gingerbread nose, dough, spices. Taste is a tad metallic and butyric harsh acid :( a bit too chemical. A bit boozy. Doesn't quite pull it off. A bit papery and harsh on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Alex Shmoo-Shmoo.As Samuel Adams Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cookies with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of chocolate. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, cookies, spices, some roastiness in the background and a bitterish finish. Medium to full-bodied. Decent.

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