Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bomber into a Founders snifter
The look of this beer is pretty much everything I want from a stout. Deep black, like staring into my wife's soul. The pour yielded a two finger mocha head.
Smell on this almost seemed jumbled to me. Lots going on here. I smell chocolate, coffee, ginger, cinnemmon, maybe some allspice going on in there too.
Taste to me was cinnemmon forward, then the chocolate and coffee. I didn't get very much of the ginger. It was there, but more of a background player. I didn't get much booze in it, thought that was hidden quite well for a 9%.
The mouth feel is where this one shines for me. Very thick and rich. Carbonation is perfect.
Overall, I think this is much better than I scored it. I was hoping for more of a gingerbread taste. Kinda like picking one up and ripping the legs off of those little bastards and screaming in victory as the amputated cookie begs for its life...but alas it is not. It's good though. Made me smile, but that may also have been the 9% abv.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2012 04:41:33 | More by IrishHockey
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Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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