ftzukrw (4) - - JAN 6, 2018 does not count Jamesthebrit (484) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Nice gingerbread aroma. Cinnamon. A little chocolate in there.
A: Looks amazing. Pours dark dark brown. Head retention is killer. Looks creamy and tan.
T: Taste the gingerbread for sure. A bit of chocolate note. Alcohol gives some good warmth. Well balanced with the gingerbread not overwhelming.
P: Heavy body. Boozy. smooth. Nice gingerbread flavor.
This is an amazing stout. A really great balance between the gingerbread and the other stout flavors. A must try. Mmmm... as it warms it tastes like coca cola.... Not so good warm so finish it while it’s cold!
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 Really nice brew! My father n law shared this with me during Christmas. He had been aging it for two years. Nice work Sam Adams. oobawa (1862) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2017
2015 bottle. Killer nose, like a liquid gingerbread cookie just oozed into your glass, full of spice yet with strong mocha stout undercurrents. Pours a thick brown-black with a modest beige head and very little lace. Taste comes across appreciably restrained, the spicing apparent but not overwhelming on the palate. Instead, loads of anise and bakers chocolate are on the forefront, while the spices wait until the fade to make their presence fully known. A bit thin and cola-ish on the back end, with a growing sweetness that gets a bit medicinal as the pint warms. Still, not bad as far as gingerbread stouts go, and the ABV is well-hidden. Lager43 (54) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Silky smooth stout . Very dark with a brief tan head. It does have a nice, subtle gingerbread flavor. A good holiday - winter beer . Cheers.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Alpha10 (862) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
2016/12/02 - Pours black with a thick, frothy, tan head that quickly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is heavy spices (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg), ginger, roasted malt, milk chocolate and light herbal notes. Taste is sweet chocolate, licorice, gingerbread, spices, herbal hops and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with creamy carbonation and a drying, herbal finish. ABV is very well hidden. Pretty good. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Black. Roast malt and light gingerbread spice. Flavor is chocolatey roast with cinnamon gingerbread.
twindadplus2 (743) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Walnut brown color with a decent beige head. Aroma is spiced with cloves, coriander, molasses and chocolate malt. Dark roasted malt flavor with lots of herbal spiciness. Full bodied and thick with a long spicy finish. I couldn;t drink a ton of these but it’s not bad for an occasional treat.. hopdog (13249) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Ginger and other spices, some roatiness, and chocolate. Ginger bread. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a nice reddish brown. Aromas of cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg. Flavor is bitter roast/chocolate with spices and a little coriander. Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Ginger and nutmeg with a bit of choc aromas come from this black brew with virtually no head. Full bodied, choc and gingerbread with a hint of cinnamon come from this brew. Flavors offset the 9%. Not a bad brew. chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2016
22 oz bottle of Samuel Adams Merry Maker stout served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours dark brown, opaque in the glass with ruby edges. OK head and lacing.
Aroma: appealing mix of gingerbread and dark roasted grains with a good bit of alcohol.
Flavor: largely follows the aroma, but less boozy and more ginger.
O: improves with warming.