Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.13/5 rDev -42.3%
The single worst beer that I have had this year. Two sips then down the drain the bottle went. Horrible metallic taste with absolutely no nutmeg, ginger, etc. I like Hardywood an decided to try this as an easy to obtain alternative. Bad move, do not waste your time with this slop.
11-30-2013 13:26:53 | More by Beerisheaven
2.38/5 rDev -35.5%
Was hoping for a lot more out of this beer. Black pour with a medium sized tan head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of gingerbread is there, but the flavor tasted like they emptied the spice cabinet a little too much. Overpowering on the cloves and ginger taste. Too much for me. I'll pass on this one.
11-20-2012 16:04:30 | More by iabeerbaron
2.4/5 rDev -35%
this beer is an absolute disappointment. I waited for my local"beer guy" to get this in his store. Reserved 2 bottles so as not to be "sold out"
What a disappointment . It has no distinct flavor of ANYTHING. It tastes like a watery mix of spice. I was really looking forward to a robust ginger stout. I can't even get a HINT of ginger anywhere in this beer. PASS ON THIS ONE!
11-27-2013 23:23:06 | More by miclormic
2.45/5 rDev -33.6%
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...
04-16-2014 22:46:25 | More by teromous
Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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