Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
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
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
Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.