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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
jgentgesdo (694) - 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
donandres (630) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - 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
Jerm719 (195) - 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. I’m not a Sam Adams fan but I like this one for a change.

3.9
Xevious (78) - 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 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. 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 it’s a fine holiday specialty brew that’s perfect for a cold snap!

3.7
raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
bottled - super dark brown color. Sweet flavor. Very nice sweet gingerbread aroma. A good Xmas beer.

3.9
blueshockey24 (626) - 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 it’s excellent for a gingerbread beer.

4.1
IslandHaole (1294) - Misawa, JAPAN - 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 See’s Candy. Warming alcohol, nice mouth feel, lightly sticky sweet. I’m enjoying this! The 9% is well masked but noticeable in the warming finish.

3.6
sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 24, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours almost black. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices, ginger, graham crackers, molasses. Flavor is on the sweeter side with the spices being prominent, somewhat bitter aftertaste. Weird mouthfeel - kind of thick but with a little too much carbonation for my taste. Masks the high ABV pretty well. Not a bad holiday beer, not great.

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magsinva (1423) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Tap @ Brixx Asheville Biltmore Park - pours pitch with a tan head. Aroma is ginger, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. What I like about this stout is that it’s balanced well with the base stout. It does give the feeling of gingerbread without being a ginger bomb. Very good!

4.3
tsd08460 (1223) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Aroma: molasses, gingerbread spices Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious


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