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

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BA SCORE
83
good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 16
Gots: 38 | 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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tommy5, Monday at 01:51 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Samuel Adams - Merry Maker [Gingerbread Stout] (22oz ---> Stemless wine glass : 9% ABV)

Always on the lookout for the most recent niche style brew, Samuel Adams rarely gets the nod… (Not to discredit any of their many enjoyable brews, they just never seem to be quite appealing as another…) But seein' lil' gingerbread homie with his broken leg had me sold… One of my first "Winter Warmer's" of this season and it poured quite thick, already a great sign, especially with it's beautiful 2 inch dark tan head… It seemed to have minimal carbonation, but it's hard to tell due to the opacity of the brew, also, the retention of the head and the lacing were both above average… Immediately on the nose was a nice heap of gingersnap, with a pleasant cinnamon spiciness amongst hints of cloves and wheat… As it first graced my tongue, the spice was the most prominent feature followed by a hefty gingerbread flavor… The stout "fullness" wasn't as pronounced as expected, with the finish definitely containing some roasty malts with a brown sugar sweetness to round everything out… The mouthfeel complimented the beer nicely, as the gingerbread wasn't overpowered by any other aspect, and the carbonation level made for a nice enjoyable drink every time… The spices reminded me of many Marzen/Oktoberfest style beers, but the sweetness balanced out this nice stout… I found this beer to be more of a dessert style brew, which was surprising for a stout, but none the less I feel like this would be a great way to end a holiday evening… Another good brew - Cheers!!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark rusty brown with a large slowly fading creamy brown head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, ginger bread and sugar cookie, molasses, nutmeg. Taste the same as aroma with mild toasted malt and bitterness. Palate is a medium to full body, good carbonation, mildly creamy. Finish the same as taste with a full flavored and mildly burnt toasted bitterness and dry ending. Overall would probably go well with some sugar or ginger bread cookies, a nice holiday brew.

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Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.