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RATINGS: 508   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Black with a frothy, uneven light-brown head. The aroma is strikingly reminiscent of gingerbread cookies - the ginger root spiciness is there, but greatly tempered with sweet vanilla malts, cinnamon and clove - just like in actual gingerbread cookies and cakes. Mildly sweet, lightly bitter flavor with mild coffee notes under spicy ginger, toffee candies, light alcohol. A bit thin bodied, but this is a really festive holiday beer. Boston Beer Co. really needs to put this into their winter pack alongside Old Fezziwig.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (681) - 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..

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11774) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4422) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnokaBrewer (171) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (692) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (416) - , Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2016
22 ounce bottle poured into wine glass No bottled by or best buy Appearance: Black very dark brown head some lacing Smell: toasted grains, scent of gingerbread and pumpkin spice Taste: very good, sour aftertaste Mouth feel: Creamy a little bit fizzy Overall: very good beer, very fragrant beer January 24, 2016

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (174) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Big fluffy head. Big nose. Nice sweetness balanced with earthy hops. Medium amount of spices, not too overwhelming. Nice ginger notes. Good finish. Im not a Sam Adams fan but I like this one for a change.


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