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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft at Crunchy’s (from backlog). Dark brown pour with clove ginger and allspice aromas. Molasses, ginger, and allspice in the flavor. This beer was named well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma of spice - cloves and yes gingerbread. Pours a deep dark black with a mostly diminishing tan head which turns into a tan ring. The taste is similar to the nose - mildly sweet. Ginger bread and the appropriate spices. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, very nice and enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1586) - Pensacola, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle tasted at Oxford Tasting Nov 2012. Dark brown pour with a small head. Smells more like allspice than ginger, but wow does it taste like sweetened gingerbread cookies, along with the requisite spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. A bit sweet to drink much of but a tasty take on the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1565) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small tan head. Ginger bread aroma. Thick body with a bitter malt and gingerbread flavor with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
22oz bottle. Deep black pour, tan head. Smells like a fresh baked gingerbread cookie with hints of spices and cocoa. Flavor is heavily spiced and chocolaty. Yum!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2013
A very fun stout -- wish I had this over the holidays. Strong gingerbread aroma. Christmas spice flavors -- besides gingerbread, cinnamon and nutmeg too. A pretty good roasty stout base, with few chocolate or coffee notes (to be expected). Maybe just a hair too sweet, and a hair too syrupy (as opposed to merely thick) in mouthfeel. But those are nitpicks. This is good; I enjoy it; and do like the lingering spices after taking a sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1559) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft. A- Cinnamon, nutmeg, roasty, ginger, caramel, malty, cloves. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, off white head. T- Cinnamon, nutmeg, spices, roasty, malty, cocoa, caramel, coffee. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty spiced finish. O- I had two beers before this one. An Oatmeal Stout and a Gingerbread Ale. Had I mixed those two together, this is what I would’ve gotten. A perfect blend between a stout and a spiced ale. Not a wower for me, but a pleasant surprise for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1555) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Opaque black with thin tan head: aroma is strong ginger and nutmeg; flava is rich blend of ginger, molasses, and roasty malt notes; feels thick creamy slight fizz; finishes sweet grainy/malty then dry

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1546) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Batch #1. A jet-black pour with a thick and creamy chestnut head. Gingerbread cookies! Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, caramel, a wheaty graininess, and some roasted malts in the aroma. Goes down medium-bodied and rather smooth. Caramel, some molasses, and a touch of candi sugar upfront taste-wise. Kinda banana bready/fruit cakey. Touches of raisins & figs here and there. The finish is mildly bitter with some roasted black coffee and dark chocolate. Plenty of the aforementioned wintry spices present the whole way through. The alcohol is hidden quite nicely. Another surprise from Sam Adams.


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