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

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,167 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 37
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: whynot44 on 11-18-2013

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Photo of Rgill65
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ImaLittleTeaPot
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bf7
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Myboymi
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mtoogs
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPowell712
4.91/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This for me was a great offering from Samuel Adams. Often I find their special or seasonal brews impressive, this did not disappoint! It pours softly with a chocolate brown head. Then the aromas fill the glass. You smell all the Christmas spices and gingerbread. The taste is bold and spicy. You really taste the expected flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and chocolate. What I like is the hop bite and alcohol feel. It is a strong brew at 9% alc/vol.
This to me is a great take on a seasonal beer. I could drink these all winter long. This would be a perfect desert beer. After a meal this is like a liquid desert! I highly suggest trying this. I know I will be stocking up!

Photo of CM31
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johncnh
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt_Felix
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masonstorm
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sellen
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thegodfather1076
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Very cool label with eye-catching graphics, ABV info, a small description of the beer, and a bit of brewery info. Back label gives a very nice description of the beer. Neck label has Sam Adams logo. Bottle has “Samuel Adams” embossed around the bottom of the bottle and a nice design embossed on the top of the neck of the bottle.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 22oz brown bomber into a 16oz English pint led to a 4 finger deep brown head of a thick creamy consistency atop a completely opaque black beer. Head retention was 6 min with a nice thick coating and very thick ring left behind leading to excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of strong gingerbread with cinnamon, clove, and ginger very prevalent along with a nice roasted coffee malt aroma and a bit of cooked down brown sugar.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is of ginger and cinnamon with a nice roast coffee malt flavor on the front end. Mid point has hints of ginger, deep roasted brown sugar and roast chocolate malts. Back end has a deep roast coffee flavor with a very robust coffee and ginger on the aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Full bodied, rich, thick, and creamy with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability was on the low end because of the ABV and surprisingly sweet flavor of the beer.

Overall/Comments: Overall this was a good beer that is worth a try. I thought this had a great nose, appearance, and mouthfeel but was lacking a bit in the flavor department. Interesting beer that was fun to drink and review! Classified as a milk/sweet stout @ 9% ABV. Consumed on 1-2-14.

Photo of Pens1967
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soupyman10
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jedk
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdrianAltine
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jgido759
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bens0n
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cycle69
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.