Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a goblet.
A: Pours pitch black in color with a creamy, mocha colored head that reduces to a thick film across the top. It appears very still with some solid spider web lacing.
S: There are a lot of spices up front including primarily gingerbread-like spices, cinnamon, and nutmeg. There are hints of roasted malts but it seems to be overpowered by the spices.
T: Very similar to the aroma with a blast of the aforementioned spices. It is difficult for me to pick out the dark roasted malts and wheat promised in the description due to the powerful intensity of the spices.
M: This beer has a great feel- velvety with a body on the heavier side. Finishes very smooth and hides the alcohol deceivingly well.
O: I enjoyed this take on a sweet stout, though it wasn't as balanced as I would've liked. With a bigger appearance from the roasted malts, this could have been much better. As is, it is a flawed, but unique take on one of my favorite styles that I'll try again on occasion.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2012 02:32:33 | More by BilbosNuts
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Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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