Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.43/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Black like a room yet to be brightened by the lights of a Chirstmas tree. No light shines through, leaving little but darkness and a slight chalky tan head. That's an exceptionally dark beer.
I'm picking up very little on the nose - a muted and unrecognizable spice, with only a waft of sweetness. My sniffer's not broken, just not picking much up here.
The ginger, cinnamon and cloves come through just like you'd imagine - wafting of baked goods, but carrying with them a significant amount of alcohol. Comes through a little hot, spicy, followed by molasses and a bit of char.
Somewhat thin to begin, but follows by pounding the tongue with the seasonal spices, then quickly goes away to nearly nothing.
I was really looking forward to this one, but have been underwhelmed. It's just another stout with spice and poorly-hidden alcohol.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 03:02:23 | More by mdcrouser
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