Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a rich, full black color with a large, dark-tan, foamy-creamy head with average retention, but good lacing and cling. Its aroma had a roasty chocolate and caramel malt blend with a definite presence of gingerbread, along with some lighter tones of molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and a touch of earthy hops. It had a malty chocolate-caramel taste mixed with the gingerbread and light cinnamon flavors and was modestly sweet, with an undertone of lighter earthy bitterness. The beer had a rich, creamy body, with good carbonation and a nice mouthfeel and finish, and was a touch on the dry side.
EtTuCthulhu (991) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch No. 1 bottle. This stout smells like a baked gingerbread cookie with a little extra cinnamon, and the appearance combines an opaque dark brown color with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly to a thin layer on top of the liquid. The taste is mildly sweet, slightly bitter, but there is a definite mild spice flavor reminiscent of a gingerbread cookie, which mixes ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; furthermore, the palate fuses a long finish, full body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation, making the flavor the main attraction of this brew.
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have to admit I was surprised by this one. Sam Adams making a beer a little more on the bold side. Ususaly there beers are more on the mild side, but this one had some different flavors to it. Even has a little more balance and a touch of complexity for this brewery.
Christpuncher (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a fan of cinnamon or gingerbread and this beer rates just like it. Really strong flavors and I am not afam
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rajendra82 (946) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour settled into a near black liquid into the glass, and the head above that was khaki in color, and two fingers thick. The smell of the beer was very malty and had aromas of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. The smell wasn’t particularly like gingerbread, but the taste was a little closer. The ginger was heavier in the taste, and the malt was most like brown sugar. There were also flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg in the taste, making it more complex. than the cookies. The wheat in the malt was also evident in the bock like bready flavor. The label mentions cloves, but those were not easily detectable for me under the other spices. The mouthfeel was a lot thinner than most stouts, and the finish had some lingering spice. This beer was nice winter seasonal.
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter during a drinking game. Probably not my smartest idea. Dark black pour with a foamy milk chocolate head that reduces to a splotchy lace on the glass. Aroma of juniper and Christmas spice. Taste is gingerbread with a cup of black coffee. Generous use of bittering hops keeps this from being too sweet. Very enjoyable but sometimes the sip tastes artificially flavored. Would definitely have again.
Davhgbrew (927) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had off tap at wob cap hill. Smells like a gingerbread cookie! Dark black, tan head. Sips full and sweet with chocolate and raspberry. While cold the 9%abv is hardly notciable. Finish is nice and bitter. This brew is my type of holiday winter warmer.
jrodooo5 (913) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Outstanding dark pour w/ a nice mocha head that leaves a lot of lacing. A very spicy aroma draws you in. The taste is a huge spice concoction that is velvety smooth on the palate! Definitely unique & it all seems to come together to make 1 really good beer!
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a creamy dark tan head. Smells of cinnamon, ginger, and hints of roast. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg and clove with a tiny hint of roast. Medium to full bodied, smooth texture, soft mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Merry Mischief finishes with a touch of spice and roast.
ICEatALAMO (909) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark with little head. The aroma is mild with some spices coming through. The body is a little thin. The taste is pretty intense with flavor. A solid offering from sam adams and an overall good holiday seasonal beer.
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