RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Sam Adams has yet to disappoint. Except for their blonde barley wine, that was a little weak...BUT this is delicious. Upon popping the cap and taking an immediate inhale, you can smell Christmas in the air (or at least coming out of the bottle). Im not terribly familiar with gingerbread cookies as i never really make or made them as a kid, but the special ingredients are listed in on the front label and I know what they all taste like. It smells like all those ingredients. However, upon liquid to lips, the taste is more akin to a very good stout. ie, it loses some of its "cookie" flavor. Though, the cookie flavor comes about as an after taste. Overall, a very good beer. I would certainly get again, and at 9% and only 7.99$ (in Indiana) it makes the decision that much easier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (723) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (2378) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Black. Roast malt and light gingerbread spice. Flavor is chocolatey roast with cinnamon gingerbread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (699) - 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 its not bad for an occasional treat..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (12113) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4759) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2359) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Black pour with a tall, creamy brown head. Aroma is full of pie spice, some toast, mild roast and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is pie spice, licorice, roast, burnt sugar, chicory and a light lactose-like sweetness. Medium body, really creamy feel, light, blanketing, smooth carbonation. Good stuff overall, reall does taste a lot like gingerbread.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnokaBrewer (187) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a nice brownhead, Aroma of ginger, but not overpowering ginger taste. I get a hint of black licorice in the finish.Very tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

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