McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The beer has got a hazy brown colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of malt and cookies. Taste of malt, brown bread, caramel, cookies and prunes. Malty finish.
MiP (15143) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 4.5% as Brewdog Santa Paws. Mild malty aroma. Clear dark reddish red brown colour. Small tan head. OK malty aroma, turning watery after a bit. Spicy hoppiness in the finish. Roasted aftertaste, almost bitter as from roasted barley. Slightly dusty. Nice and pleasant, but not exactly powerful.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours Deep Brown with a large, initially frothy settling as a creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, milky chocolate, a hint of Vanilla and cinnamon. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has dry maltiness, caramel, fresh walnuts. Doughy and caramelly. Dry but rather short finish.
SkillsFactory (503) - ITALY - MAR 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Santa Paws, Lotto 662 Best Before 03/12/16.
Tonaca di frate con riflessi aranciati, schiuma beige di buona persistenza.
Aroma di nocciola e caffè d’orzo, lievi note di frutti rossi.
Al palato sempre nocciola, orzo, note metalliche, leggera liquirizia, marcata acidità tostata, finale tostato di nocciola e caffè d’orzo seguito da cioccolato e note di pane nero.
Corpo medio, ben carbonata.
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tried as Santa Paws. Black with a small head. Malty but a bit subdued. Reasonable but not one of their best.
Nurmis (247) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle labeled as "Santa Paws". Batch 437, BB 14/08/16. Pours hazy dark brown, little tanned head, soft carbonation. Aroma has mainly roasted malt, brown sugar and liquorice. Some notes of hops. The sweetness is heavy, light bitterness troughout.
Dermi (1071) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl, bottled as Santa Paws (4.5 %). Batch 437, BB 14/08/16. Pours murky reddish brown with a beautiful tanned head. Aroma: Roasted malt, licorice. Grains. Chocolate. Notes of fruitiness. Taste: Pleasant chocolaty, medium sweet, wheat acidity. Licorice. Notable bitterness. In the end it cuts flavour down, staled coffee. Palate: Light body, quite strong carbonation. Mild roasted finish, chocolate. Feels thin. Not bad, there is potential.
GregNC (67) - - FEB 4, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 33 cl. Nice dark/red ale, with very low white head. Carbonation is very very low. Strong nose of roasted malts, and taste is mainly caramel, dried fruits and spices. Medium body, low bitterness.
Haru13 (12) - FRANCE - FEB 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33Cl labeled "Santa Paws". Pours dark beer with roated malt aroma. Taste is lightly sweet with caramel. Not my favourite Brewdog.
ATulloch (201) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from brewdog brewery. Labelled as Santa paws. Pours a dark ruby red with little head. Not much aroma. Some chocolate, flavour is dried fruits
With again some chocolate. Not a usual brewdog beer.