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Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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84
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1,194 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 39
Gots: 145 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Tilley4 on 10-20-2012

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Ratings: 1,194 | Reviews: 242
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with an off white head. Aroma of spices and roasted malt. The flavor is a mix of roasted malt with a coffee like essence and a bit of ginger and cinnamon. Clove and spices round out the aroma. The taste is roasted with a yam like vegetable flavor but ample roast as it warms. Vanilla and cinnamon, roasted malt, slight bitterness. Full bodied and smooth. Pretty decent.

Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jaybirdbrew
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark mahogany with a tan head.

Smells of gingerbread and sweet dark fruit - grape, fig.

Taste is gingerbread, fig, grape, with a spicy hop flavor. If is an interesting beer, but falls a little too much on the sweet side and a little heavy on the spice - cinnamon and nutmeg.

Photo of wattersmike90
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtydee5
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of quang_dam
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is a black liquid with a foamy, sudsy light brown head. The smell is just like gingerbread cookies...spicy ginger and sugar, backed with a little malt and alcohol. The taste is sweet, but not cloying...a firm malt structure and lots of spice and ginger. I a usually dubious of spicy gimmick holiday brews. This one, however, is well made and a real treat. Enjoyable and flavorful.

Photo of ramrod666
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hermit990
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have liked a lot of the Sam Adams bigger stuff and this one was also good, but not as good as the others.

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FIN
2.91/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Great smell
Good feel
A decent beer, fun for the holidays but not much else.

Photo of alyssa1224
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.