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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,133 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 35
Gots: 115 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: whynot44 on 11-18-2013)
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Photo of Chrisamico1
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sellen
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thegodfather1076
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Very cool label with eye-catching graphics, ABV info, a small description of the beer, and a bit of brewery info. Back label gives a very nice description of the beer. Neck label has Sam Adams logo. Bottle has “Samuel Adams” embossed around the bottom of the bottle and a nice design embossed on the top of the neck of the bottle.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 22oz brown bomber into a 16oz English pint led to a 4 finger deep brown head of a thick creamy consistency atop a completely opaque black beer. Head retention was 6 min with a nice thick coating and very thick ring left behind leading to excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of strong gingerbread with cinnamon, clove, and ginger very prevalent along with a nice roasted coffee malt aroma and a bit of cooked down brown sugar.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is of ginger and cinnamon with a nice roast coffee malt flavor on the front end. Mid point has hints of ginger, deep roasted brown sugar and roast chocolate malts. Back end has a deep roast coffee flavor with a very robust coffee and ginger on the aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Full bodied, rich, thick, and creamy with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability was on the low end because of the ABV and surprisingly sweet flavor of the beer.

Overall/Comments: Overall this was a good beer that is worth a try. I thought this had a great nose, appearance, and mouthfeel but was lacking a bit in the flavor department. Interesting beer that was fun to drink and review! Classified as a milk/sweet stout @ 9% ABV. Consumed on 1-2-14.

Photo of Pens1967
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soupyman10
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jedk
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdrianAltine
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jgido759
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bens0n
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cycle69
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satan70
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AdamO
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krashna11
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdiamond808
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.46/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Don't understand why this new attribute rating system will not save w/out a review

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanmcd
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesM63
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of meganaher
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Typical malt, a little sweet, not as much spices as I would have liked, very faint hint of ginger. Bubbly

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Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.