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

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BA SCORE
83
good

907 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | 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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Dave_Treat

Virginia

1/5  rDev -72.9%

12-14-2012 01:08:20 | More by Dave_Treat
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CJS

Florida

1/5  rDev -72.9%

11-28-2012 18:40:49 | More by CJS
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BadgerBrewer16

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -72.9%

11-02-2012 02:25:19 | More by BadgerBrewer16
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JohnSmith5506


1.25/5  rDev -66.1%

11-18-2012 04:11:19 | More by JohnSmith5506
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FullObs

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

04-30-2013 15:22:48 | More by FullObs
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NewJack85

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

06-03-2014 14:01:17 | More by NewJack85
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Thullin187

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

12-01-2012 06:45:41 | More by Thullin187
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

12-14-2012 13:04:39 | More by Gehrig13
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cheribom

California

2/5  rDev -45.8%

12-19-2012 21:47:20 | More by cheribom
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anewlanguage

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.8%

11-28-2012 21:46:09 | More by anewlanguage
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.8%

12-19-2012 06:24:38 | More by Nihilistkid
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Geech

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.8%

12-20-2013 21:23:50 | More by Geech
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osant37

New York

2/5  rDev -45.8%

01-19-2014 23:22:56 | More by osant37
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OCHoundNBrewGrrl

California

2/5  rDev -45.8%

12-06-2012 23:11:57 | More by OCHoundNBrewGrrl
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baconman91

Ohio

2/5  rDev -45.8%

01-01-2013 12:22:04 | More by baconman91
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.8%

12-27-2013 06:29:53 | More by Giantspace
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Aubreyann227


2/5  rDev -45.8%

11-21-2012 00:40:51 | More by Aubreyann227
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Beerisheaven

Pennsylvania

2.13/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 13:26:53 | More by Beerisheaven
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olliegaff

North Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -39%

01-18-2013 01:38:39 | More by olliegaff
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deviousdannyg

New York

2.25/5  rDev -39%

12-01-2013 22:43:09 | More by deviousdannyg
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bcostner1

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -39%

12-16-2012 13:32:06 | More by bcostner1
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Rgalvin

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -39%

12-14-2012 14:13:53 | More by Rgalvin
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

2.38/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 16:04:30 | More by iabeerbaron
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miclormic

Maine

2.4/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 23:23:06 | More by miclormic
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teromous

Virginia

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)
83 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.