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

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BA SCORE
83
good

940 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | 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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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-28-2014 05:53:43 | More by PappyVans
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wingnutz27

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-25-2014 14:24:48 | More by wingnutz27
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-24-2014 01:23:13 | More by Latarnik
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Sickdoggv

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-23-2014 19:26:25 | More by Sickdoggv
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swedishmailman

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-21-2014 02:05:42 | More by swedishmailman
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-20-2014 08:40:04 | More by zestar
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-19-2014 17:43:51 | More by bismarksays
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-15-2014 03:19:43 | More by DaftPatrick
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Dudon

Maine

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-13-2014 14:00:41 | More by Dudon
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aklude

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-10-2014 15:13:58 | More by aklude
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-06-2014 02:36:50 | More by Svendozen
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whitenads

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-05-2014 18:33:44 | More by whitenads
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benalbert

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-03-2014 23:54:05 | More by benalbert
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-01-2014 22:23:34 | More by DangerDawg
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-27-2014 11:23:37 | More by Burt
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-25-2014 15:51:47 | More by atrocity
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mpenning13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

04-19-2014 00:53:07 | More by mpenning13
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +22%

LOVE this one and found one of the last 22 ounce bottles last Thursday night (4/10/14) for around $6.59. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a Sam Adam's pint glass (LOVE beer on label glasses). Sampling right now on 4/14/14 actually.

Pours a pitch black in color with a tan head. Some sticky lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is like gingerbread cookies (which I would eat all year around if available). No other aroma really. The taste is a less bit intense than the aroma with some roasted hops in there as well. You don't taste the higher alcohol content. Goes down easy and really like this one. No bitter or harsh aftertaste either.

04-18-2014 01:02:30 | More by BeerWithMike
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teromous

Virginia

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
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-16-2014 18:50:57 | More by waiting4lunch
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-15-2014 02:38:22 | More by marmstrong1212
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charrel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-11-2014 22:34:51 | More by charrel
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -19.2%

Surprisingly pours a thick black with a nice dark brown head. Decent smell of raisins and spices. No gingerbread. Heavy beer but the 9% ABV is very noticeable and is so prevalent that it is hard to enjoy. Cool bottle and drinking half of this gave a nice buzz.

04-08-2014 01:36:59 | More by Richardbeerlover
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Jonker1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22%

04-05-2014 23:50:43 | More by Jonker1
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

04-05-2014 18:03:35 | More by WuBByG999
Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.