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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Hark! A limited editon seasonal stout brewed with cocoa nibs and ginger stems.

In the true spirit of Christmas ’cheers’ we at BrewDog have taken it upon ourselves to create a Santas’s little helper for all those battling through the festive season.

Our crack team of elves, penguins and red nose raindeer have been crafting, brewing and perfecting this warming winter stout as a reward for all those driven to the brink and back in the name of Noel.

Now all you have to do is don that customary yule tide sweater and find a roaring open fire to enjoy it by.

In fact this beer is so good, we specifically advise against sharing it with any chimney intruding, night time visitors.

Oh and just remember, this BrewDog’s not for life, it’s just for Christmas.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - FEB 13, 2013
Tasted from the bottle, on 13/03/2013. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is great, spices, sour berries (cherries?), no cocoa. Taste is amazing, mostly aroma notes, but mixed so incredibly well. Aftertaste is spicy hinger, lovely! Recommended+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McWorta (542) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2013
Star anise, Xmas stollen, exagerated cinnamon, raisin and sugar powder. Brown-rubin red with soft tan head. Medium-sweet with hints of bitterness, full body, slick texture and very light fizzyness. Christmas in a glass and santa stays home!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 18, 2013
Dumpfer, deutlich bitterer Antrunk mit allerlei Gewürzen und Gemüsenoten. Nicht unbedingt harmonisch, schokoladig malzig, dunkler werdend. Zum Ende passen die Aromen besser zusammen, die hopfige Bitterkeit ist allgegenwärtig. 9/7/7/9/9/8

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (676) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin mustana ja seiniin tarraavalla vaalealla vaahdolla. Haju on kitkerän hedelmäinen, maltainen ja siinä tuntuu myös hapanta marjaisuutta. Maku on kanelinen, piparinen, inkiväärinen ja lievän marjainen. Suutuntuma on hieman kevyt. Kokonaisuutena mainio ruokakauppaolut, jossa mausteet ovat omaan makuun sopivan lievät eivätkä hyökkäävät.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle at home, at least a year or so old! Dark, dark copper brown pour with a thin off-white head. Really lovely nose - cloves, ginger, nutmeg, touch of marzipan. Definitely christmassy. Slightly dry palate though - mild roast, lager grains, fairly nothingy. Slight cocoa on the finish maybe, grassy hops too. Not amazing, not terrible.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (1214) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2013
Pretty unimaginative beers. The smell is just right. The taste is more of, but not too much. The aftertaste is boring. No good Christmas beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
7th December 2010
Clear brown - red beer. Good tan head. Softish light palate. Mild dark malts - well spiced but not bitter or dry. Somewhat one more dimensional. Mild minerals in the dry finish and more sweet spice in the aftertaste. A heavy handed clunky Christmas beer - expected more of Brewdog than this.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sheep (93) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2012
330ml bottle, bbe 29/09/12. Appearance is cola-brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is pure gingerbread and christmas spices,not much else. Maybe a hint of roast. I can’t say it’s not pleasant, it’s just that if I wanted to smell gingerbread I’d bake some, not go for a beer. Taste is musty and flat with some roasty malt and christmas spice. Well carbonated but the mouthfeel is thin and watery. Not very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toffeeslot (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
A fun spiced beer. Gingerbread, cloves, warming alcohol. Pretty good Christmas beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1241) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of cinnamon buns with Christmas soda.
Appearance: The beer is clear brown, with a large slowly rededing tan head that leaves lots of lacing.
Taste: The taste is surprisingly not sweet at all, bread, cinnamon, bitter cocoa beans.
Palate: Medium carbonation, medium body with small bubbles, a very dry feeling.
Overall: Actually a bit unbalanced in it’s lack of sweetness.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2010-12-02.


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