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

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BA SCORE
83
good

941 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | 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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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.29/5  rDev -10.8%

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy tan head. Retention is good and a half inch ring of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Roasty and chocolate maltiness. The spices are there, but are lacking in strength. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove. It's not bad, but it doesn't please the way this type of beer should.

3.25 T: Like the nose, it's not bad, but it's underwhelming and no better than average. Chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, and a hefty roastiness. Spices are again underwhelming.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.

3.25 D: Not bad, but for a $7-8 bomber, I expect a better product.

12-25-2013 21:33:07 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours a deep chocolate brown with deep walnut brown showing thru when held to the light,a nice looking creamy near mocha colored head atop.Alot of roast in the nose along with spicy ginger and sweet alcohol lingering.Flavors are heavily roasted with a bit of char at the onset,the spiced notes come in the back end with ginger,and clove standing out mainly,alot of roast and dry earthiness to this milk stout.The alcohol becomes more prevalent as it warms as well the sweetness derived from it,not overly spiced but not a bad beer.

11-18-2013 20:28:31 | More by oberon
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MadScientist

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-27-2013 03:27:23 | More by MadScientist
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-18-2013 01:26:38 | More by tbryan5
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J2L


4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-29-2012 01:18:05 | More by J2L
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jackplane

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-30-2014 16:22:32 | More by jackplane
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-03-2013 01:18:38 | More by sabitu
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-22-2013 01:47:57 | More by SD-Alefan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-15-2014 03:19:43 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-10-2012 18:15:06 | More by warnerry
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tim6298

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-13-2013 15:31:55 | More by tim6298
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-10-2013 01:56:17 | More by generallee
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-20-2013 05:42:51 | More by ValpoExpo
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-07-2013 03:17:51 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-17-2013 23:13:00 | More by Jason
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-06-2014 03:33:20 | More by mctizzz
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance: dark brown in color, 1/4 inch head, opaque, medium-high carbonation

Smell: gingerbread cookie

Taste:roasted malt, ginger bread, and a ginger snap intensity at the end

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, medium carbonation, sweet with spiciness

Overall: Not the most complex of the Sam Adams special releases, but a quality beer if you like ginger. I could see myself getting this once a winter, but craving it more than that.

12-20-2012 14:48:51 | More by tigg924
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-04-2013 01:20:06 | More by reitzbrewing
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of cinnamon and nutmeg notes, as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is very similar. The ginger and strong cinnamon notes really come through strongly. They are joined by some chocolate and roasted malt character that melds well with the spices. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice, spicy stout.

10-24-2012 01:50:08 | More by Mora2000
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-05-2013 04:27:39 | More by Mugenlude
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NoetheMatt

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-22-2013 15:19:55 | More by NoetheMatt
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.53/5  rDev +22.8%

Poured from bottle into a stein.

Appearance: Black, very dark. Beige head, about two fingers worth.

Smell: Molasses, ginger, sugar, cinnamon, coffee, and some chocolate. Very complex smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Full bodied and thick. Amazing complex flavors nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses, and coffee dominate the palate. Faint flavors of chocolate.

Overall: Excellent stout! I enjoyed every drop of this brew.

11-22-2012 16:49:14 | More by Cavanaghty
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-13-2013 04:58:52 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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ChaseBacon

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-25-2013 16:43:57 | More by ChaseBacon
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%

Jet black in color with a thin light brown head. Nutmeg,ginger,and cinnamon in the aroma. I do think they nailed the gingerbread aroma! Mouth is silky and creamy. Lots of molasses,nutmeg,cinnamon,and ginger along with a bit of dark malt. The spices dominate,but do not overwhelm. This is a bit more of a sweet dessert type of beer. The sweetness dissipates as it warms so don't drink it ice cold and you will enjoy it more.

12-26-2013 00:42:05 | More by Franziskaner
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Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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