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RATINGS: 452   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Sam Adams Merry Mischief A- black pour, big thick looking head that lasts quite a bit. S- smells a lot like gingerbread. Nice spice aromas and hints of cola and licorice. T- light spices, mellow chocolate notes. I get more cinnamon in the flavor than the ginger. Very mild but good tasting beer. M- pretty thick and full bodied. Tamed carbonation helps the thickness of the beer coat the tongue. Very smooth as well with a gentle warming from the 9%. O- This beer was surprisingly good. It looks like an Imperial Stout. The viscosity and thickness was spot on as well as the amount of carbonation. It's not overly spiced like a lot of other holiday beers. Flavors are tamed and blend very well together. It's not very complex, but pretty enjoyable. -

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (888) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Inky black with large spongy tan head, aroma not so prominent, low carbonation, slightly sweet roasted malt taste with nutmeg, caramel, ginger and clove flavors, long finish with mocha aftertaste. Quite sweet, leaves a sticky feeling on your lips. Interesting concoction!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (133) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Clove and chocolate aromas. Appearance is jet black with an average sized brown head. Flavor has notes of cloves and ginger. No heat from the ginger. Smooth roast character with notes of chocolate. Hop bitterness is medium. Balance is slightly towards the bitter side. Mouthfeel is medium light. Overall, it's descent beer. Could use more body and ginger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours a deep brown color with a distinct ginger spice aroma. Taste is a rich malr flavor with a sweet gingerbread cookie flavor. Roasted malt is evident and a good mix with the mild gingerbread and cinnamon flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (211) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Dark, almost black, nice thick brown head. Gingerbread and spices in the aroma. Flavor has some chocolate, spice, and a little sweetness. Finish has a very slight alcohol burn. Rich and smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Astrozombie (29) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Sweet malt aroma. Super dark with a dark brown head. Taste is normal Stout with a warm spice. Palate is smooth and silky

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (563) - Holdrege, 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Horse black with a medium tan head. Aroma of gingerbread nutmeg brown sugar and other Christmas spices. Taste mainly of the Gingerbread and sweetness very little hop character. Medium on the palate. Overall very good very little alcohol tastes even though high ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1133) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
At yardhouse in Honululu. Black with some ruby highlights. Light tan head. Served a bit cold but once warmed up, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, orange peel, and subtle ginger bread. Taste is pretty much the same, except ginger bread is much more obvious. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Spice is the right amount and ABV is well hidden. Good RIS

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bomber. Pours a deep, stouty blackish-brown, opaque with a massive charred-espresso colored head, unparalleled retention and wicked lacing. Nose is spice forward (clove, ginger and nutmeg evident), treacle and some burnt sugar. Mouth is cocoa, caramel, dark roasted barley, coffee, spices dancing around (did I just say that?), mild sooty bitterness at finish, mildly boozy. I don’t say this too often about SA’s beers, but I’ll give credit where it is due: this is a tasty holiday beverage. Season’s Greetings!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (174) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a huge creamy brown head. Aromas of gingerbread, chocolate, dark fruit and licorice. Flavors are chocolate, gingerbread, cola, and a hint of licorice. Light mouthfeel. Somewhat disappointing. Not a very rich, hearty brew. In fact, flavors seem to be thin and washed out. I don’t think I’d have this one again.

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