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RATINGS: 510   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a thick brown head. Aroma of gingerbread, clove, cinnamon, chocolate, and graham cracker. Flavor of clove, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, graham cracker, marshmallow, chocolate, and roasted malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12552) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Alex Shmoo-Shmoo.As Samuel Adams Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cookies with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of chocolate. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, cookies, spices, some roastiness in the background and a bitterish finish. Medium to full-bodied. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is ginger, toast and cookie malt, cinnamon and nutmeg notes with dates. Flavor is malt dominant with medium spices, ginger, dates and plums with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12298) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22oz bottle-lt brown-black. A-ginger/molasses-dk malt. T-gingerbread/molasses-dk malt, earthy hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12252) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On draught at Khourys, The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and gingerbread. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt, ginger and chocolate. The finish is toasty with a sweetly spiced aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11888) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10959) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Gingerbread malt aroma with hint of licorice. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Ginger malt, light pepper/anise and ash flavor. Nice body. Well blended. Overall solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of spice cake, gingerbread, light hops, some faint roasted malt. Flavor is sweet and spicy. Cookies, mulling spices.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10780) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"As advertised, though this brew ends up a little heavier on the gingerbread than the stout, even at 9%! On one hand, it covers the abv expertly, but it needs a little more roast and mocha goin on to be taken seriously as an imperial stout. Glad to have tried it but itll be one a year at most."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10767) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle... A black pour creates a mid-sized, dense, cappuccino-colored head. Good retention. The bouquet presents a malty, spicy medley of deep-roasted barley, caramel, nutmeg, clove, licorice and cinnamon. Full-bodied with a thick, velvety mouthfeel and feathery carbonation. The flavor is a warm hug on a cold winter night - subtle holiday spices, roasted malts, caramel and a whisper of molasses. Balance is nearly perfect and there is no hint of the relatively high abv; zilch. Heart-warming, lightly minerally finish. Nice effort here. Although the ethanol cannot be smelled or tasted, it can certainly be felt.


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