oobawa (1747) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2017 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Trace amount of lacing. Aroma of ginger and brown sugar dominates, with a cloying sweetness that doesn’t leave room for much else. Taste is much more complex, however. Yes, the beer is sweet and ginger drives the flavor. But spices of nutmeg and cinnamon are more apparent, as is vanilla. Roasted malts are noticeable, but clearly in the background. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is a watery, a bit thinner than might be expected for a stout. In sum, a mild, okay stout that allows some real Christmasy flavors come through.
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. Lager43 (51) - 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 Alpha10 (830) - 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. arkurzynski (2463) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Black. Roast malt and light gingerbread spice. Flavor is chocolatey roast with cinnamon gingerbread. twindadplus2 (736) - 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..
hopdog (13102) - 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. oldrtybastrd (5228) - 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. 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. chinchill (5318) - 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. fidelis83 (2509) - 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.