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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Ginger and light mollasses aroma with rich malt. Toffee and ginger flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Toffee and ginger lingers with light spice and malt.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (8900) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2014
Beautiful black pour under a lasting khaki head.Rich nose of cocoa and ginger and nutmeg and cinnamon and cardamom and something that evokes soft salted pretzels from the movie theater. Big and full flavor with sweet earthy cocoa and cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and a little more sweet cocoa. Still that bready pretzel tone is present to some degree but without the saltiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8881) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with a thin head. Sweet malts, ginger, cinnamon, ginger bread, and lighter roasted malty notes. Pretty good balance of stout and spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Had this as Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout last time it was out. The bottle pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of dark roasted malts, chocolate, ginger, graham cracker and wintery spiciness. The taste is pretty big and rich with plenty of cinnamon and ginger and nutmeg and cloves to create a wintery cinnamon graham cracker to ginger snap cookie like sensation that rides on top of murmurs of roasted malts, sweet malts and chocolate. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (8475) - Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3/8/13. 22oz bottle from Warehouse ages ago. Rich black pour, maybe some browns and reds under the light, with a nice tan head that cuts in half but coats the glass. Huge cinnamon aroma with bits of ginger, nutmeg, all-spice, molasses, etc. Not my cup of tea. I hate spiced beers. However. Boom. The flavor is... weirdly dead on. Spiced ginger, cinnamon, Christmas spices, burnt molasses, and more pretty dead on gingerbread aspects with a touch of roast. Meh aroma, good flavor. Yum.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Had a bottle before dinner ..of onions .. . . pours a deep black .. medium foam .. . lacing is good .. . light to medium bitterness .. nicely balanced with the spices .. . quite well masked, booze only slightly peter griff-ins .. . good but a whole bottle got to be a bit much .. . . rocketcar!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at clockworks dec 8th 2012 tasting. Pours a dark body with no head. Aroma is spicy with notes of cinnamon and malts. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cinnamon, sweet malts, light crust and faint booze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a near black hued body with a large and retentive foamy brown head. Aromas show huge gingerbread spices with ginger, nutmeg, clove, anise, chocolate, raisins, and nougat. A little bit woody feeling from the spices. Floral. Flavors are a bit raisiny and chocolate like with a touch of eugenol tongue numbness. Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and graham cracker. Plums, dark fruit, light chocolate with a medium to low ashy character. Creamy mouthfeel with well hidden alcohol, medium to full bodied. Light cotton candy in the finish. Pretty solid. Slightly reminiscent of Pumpkinator.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was spiced gingerbread notes, touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Some lightly burnt malts. Some earthy hop character came out in this one as well. In a pinch this one is a decent holiday brew, though the Hardywood one we had just prior to this one was hard to beat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7764) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl. - World Market - 22 oz bomber. Licorice black pour, initially thick but thins out khaki colored head, thin lacing. Aroma of licorice, Carbona cleaner, nutmeg and ginger. Full-bodied flavor that could get cloying if it does not settle down a bit, Notes of licorice, ginger snap cookies, a touch of nutmeg - some potting soil notes in the back end. Thickish, rich mouthfeel. Strong individually in all four categories but overall too cloying - 12 oz would have been enough.


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