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RATINGS: 508   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 its 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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 its 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 its a fine holiday specialty brew thats perfect for a cold snap!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1476) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
bottled - super dark brown color. Sweet flavor. Very nice sweet gingerbread aroma. A good Xmas beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (492) - 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 its excellent for a gingerbread beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - 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 Sees Candy. Warming alcohol, nice mouth feel, lightly sticky sweet. Im enjoying this! The 9% is well masked but noticeable in the warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (1117) - 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 its balanced well with the base stout. It does give the feeling of gingerbread without being a ginger bomb. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (892) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveOrz85 (226) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Bomber bottle picked up at the local Wegmans. A somewhat aggressive pour gave a two finger + head, which is fairly slow to dissipate. Very heavy, thick lacing. Served well chilled in a tulip glass. Beer is very dark, close to black. Head is light to medium tan. Aroma is pleasant and malty with significant notes of winter spices. Some breadiness in the aroma. Taste is lightly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Notes of roasted malts, some gingerbread and pleasant spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spices are present yet well embedded. Smooth roasty finish. Medium bodied beer with a slick texture and light carbonation. Over all highly impressed with the complexity and balance of this beer from Sam Adams. Lots of flavor yet well balanced and smooth. Heavy lacing remains in glass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HarryPlopper (57) - - DEC 9, 2015
Dark brown chocolate color, with nice, light brown head. Chocolate sense with some notes of spice. Gingery and spicy and clove like taste. Some notes of chocolate and banana. Smooth mouth feel and a great stout

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WABeerFiend (397) - - NOV 24, 2015
Poured from a bomber today. Ginger, milk chocolate, cloves, and grain. A: 2 finger tan head. Black body with some red in the glass. T: Ginger, cloves, brown sugar. Cinnamon is subtle. P: Very thin for a stout. Oddly crisp and bubbly too. O: The flavors are unbalanced (too much spice) and it has a weird mouthfeel for a stout. It doesnt taste good. Drain pour.


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