Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.45/5 rDev -33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A: Dark black with a huge active dark tan head. Very foamy head that stands for a very long time. Good lacing.
S: It smells of gingerbread cookies. The label says "Gingerbread Stout" and it looks like they've hit their mark. No other aromas.
T: Surprisingly weak flavor compared to the strength of the scent. There's a very extremely faint roast flavor. I pick up no gingerbread spice in the taste. It is extremely low on bitterness, to the point where it probably shouldn't even be considered a stout aside from the color. Very very disappointing.
M: The carbonation is just right, but the mouthfeel is very timid and watery. No hop or grain bitterness to speak of. It is a very lifeless beer.
O: It started out with all the marks of a really fantastic beer until I tasted it. I just doesn't have any flavor! Nothing when the beer first hits the palate, nothing mid-range, nothing on the back, nothing in the aftertaste. Just an extremely light roasted flavor and a hint of alcohol. I can't recommend this beer. It would work well as an aromatic candle for Christmas, but it tastes nothing like a quality stout and doesn't even touch the flavor of a cheap store bought gingerbread man. This beer leaves me kind of bummed out...
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 22:46:25 | More by teromous
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Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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