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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Very Dark brown with a pale cream head. The aroma isn’t strong - mild coffee and liquorice plus some seasonal marzipan. Relly nice hints of cloves and cinnamon in the flavour against a background of chocolate.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle @ Bir & Fud Bottega. A cinnamon and ginger bomb, nothing more. It remembers me some cake mix rather than an actual beer. The funny thing is that this beer is not even sticky, it is just bad like S***. anyway, don’t waste your money, avoid it

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Psytron (1299) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Aroma of cardamom and cinnamon. Pretty watery. Sweet with hints of berries to be found. A bit of a disappointment on the Brewdog scale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Pours dark brownish amber with a medium off-withe head. Tonnes of cinnamon and ginger, and also some sweet caramel malts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown colour, off-white head. Spicy aroma with roasted malt. A bit sweet roasted malt, chocolate and spicy ginger in the flavour. Light to medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1927) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Pours dark brown with a small head, looks like cola. Aroma rich in christmas spices with some ginger. Not too much though or the points would tank in mouth. Slightly plain palate, maybe with a bit more punch might be good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (727) - SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Spicy aroma that is very festive. Spicy flavours with a distinct hit of cinnamom. Ticks all the boxes for a winter ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8033) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with a fluffy beige foam. Aromas are woody and nutty marzipan with coriander and cloves. Herbal and floral with roast coffee and liquorice. Flavours are coffee with hazelnut syrup and woody spices. Dry with spicy ginger and cloves. Light chocolate with more spices to finish. Very festive if a bit thin bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonttix (42) - -, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
Årets första julöl en fredag kväll framför "På Spåret". Osar ingefära, smakar ingefära, nästan så man kan tro att den ska se ut som en ingefära. I doften kan man också hitta sötman, kan sammanfattas som pepparkaka. Lite för tam(låg beska, humle) i smaken för att få nåt högre betyg.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - NOV 25, 2011
As much as i love BrewDog, this one was not for me. Nevertheless quite interesting. Lots of christmas spices, for me it felt more like drinking a christmas cookie than drinking a beer. Lots of cinnamon, ginger and clove?? -- Interesting but not good imo, could not finish it :(


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