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RATINGS: 500   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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3.4
thorongil2 (3430) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a medium tall tan head; aroma starts with soy sauce, then roast, dry dust, finally smoked fruit; balanced flavour, a bit on dry side, with spices and minerals, with a long light bitter finish; somewhat thick palate

4.1
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle. Im partial to gingerbread because it brings back a lot of great memories. Not a humongous fan of gingerbread but this is a great blend of aroma, taste and stout. I am going to get more for Christmas time.

3.6
radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2013
THE YANKEES SUCK!!! This poured a tarry black with a trim off-beige ringed head. Tastes and smells of gingerbread, puréed butternut squash, nutmeg, tobacco, and wildflower honey. Joey I think liked this too much. $6 for the 500mL bottle purchased from town.

3.2
GnarlyGnome (1353) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle: dark black-brown with a tan/brown head. Aroma of gingerbread... Mollassas and nutmeg. I could sniff it all day... Wonderful. Flavor is nice... Great winter beer. It’s sweet but still let’s you know that it’s an imperial stout. Wonderful gingerbread flavor that doesn’t overwhelm the beer. Mmmmmmm.

3.8
merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Aroma: Gingerbread, Cinnamon, Molasses Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Cinnamon, Molasses, Mild Gingerbread Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Spicy

3.2
dpgbeer (6) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
Dark and smooth. Not much flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
musinj6 (510) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours a dark black with 1 finger tan head that quickly dissipates leaving moderate lacing. Aroma of gingerbread and holiday spice, hint of booze and roasted malt. Spicy on the palate, hint of sweet with a mild bitterness. Very smooth. Medium to full bodied. Medium finish primarily of pumpkin spice. This is a very drinkable and nonoffensive holiday spice style beer. I like.

3.6
unclemike (3165) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a brown head and aroma of spices spans ginger. Taste is full of spices, ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, roasted maltnand allspice with a warming, medium finish. Delicious brew with a lot of flavor

3.7
Ericular (1037) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
I think this is a year old. Label says to age it, so it should be fine. Bomber was under $2, so I couldn’t pass it up. Pours a used motor oil black with fizzy beige head diminishing to a ring, leaving OK lacing. Aroma is nutmeg, with some gingerbread and allspice. Taste is as expected, with gingerbread, strong nutmeg, maybe a little milk chocolate. Eventually some light roasted coffee comes in, but is kept in check by some sweetness and holiday spices. Finishes pretty dry. I don’t think I’d seek this out, other than a holiday novelty beer. It’s well done overall, but for me personally the vibe gets old as I near the end of the bomber. Very well hidden alcohol, though.

4.6
AustinEvans (6) - East Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
New name: Merry Maker. Not sure why they changed it. It is delicious! Dark, smooth, slightly roasted, spices, not as much ginger. Reminds me of the Fat Jack. Definitely worthy of 4 stars. I will be drinking this throughout the cold season for sure! Number 53 in my Sam Adams Collection. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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