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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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ftzukrw (4) - - JAN 6, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 Really nice brew! My father n law shared this with me during Christmas. He had been aging it for two years. Nice work Sam Adams.

3.5
oobawa (1858) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2017
2015 bottle. Killer nose, like a liquid gingerbread cookie just oozed into your glass, full of spice yet with strong mocha stout undercurrents. Pours a thick brown-black with a modest beige head and very little lace. Taste comes across appreciably restrained, the spicing apparent but not overwhelming on the palate. Instead, loads of anise and bakers chocolate are on the forefront, while the spices wait until the fade to make their presence fully known. A bit thin and cola-ish on the back end, with a growing sweetness that gets a bit medicinal as the pint warms. Still, not bad as far as gingerbread stouts go, and the ABV is well-hidden.

3.6
Lager43 (54) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Silky smooth stout . Very dark with a brief tan head. It does have a nice, subtle gingerbread flavor. A good holiday - winter beer . Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Alpha10 (860) - 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.

3.4
arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Black. Roast malt and light gingerbread spice. Flavor is chocolatey roast with cinnamon gingerbread.

3.7
twindadplus2 (743) - 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 it’s not bad for an occasional treat..

3.1
hopdog (13191) - 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.


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