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

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BA SCORE
83
good

949 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | 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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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.

Beerisheaven, Nov 30, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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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.

iabeerbaron, Nov 20, 2012
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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!

miclormic, Nov 27, 2013
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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...

teromous, Apr 16, 2014
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Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.