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

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RATINGS: 223   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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy spicy, dry, dark malt, peppery - ginger. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101019]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32006) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to almost black with a tan head. Aroma is straight up annis seed, ginger and roasted malt to chocolate. Flavour is dominated by annis seed, ginger and mild bitterness. Subdued smooth chocolate touch. Ends bitter and lasting spiced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Bottled. A chestnut-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of spices - cardemomme and cinnamon, combined with notes of roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of cardemomme, roasted malt, wood, ginger, and chocolate, leading to a dry, roasted, and spicy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear black with a reddish hue and a creamy beige head. Very spicy nose, strangely it appears mostly soapy with lavender - not cocoa and ginger. And the hard roast malts don’t really come through at all. Rather light-bodied, again spices with a fairly malt bitter finish. A strange inharmonious spice stout. 141210

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle at home. Black coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of ginger, caramel, rye bread and chocolate. Sweet and light roasted flavour of ginger and caramel with notes of coffee. Spicy and light roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Bottled@fonefan. Deep ruby colour with small off-white head. Aroma is spices, wood, some roasted malts, liquorice as well as some slight ashyness. Flavour is a lot of spices, roasted malts, caramel malts as well as some slight liquorice, wood and mild resiny notes.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Bottled. Near black, small beige head. Concentrated gingerbread aroma. Mid sweet with light-medium body and clean mouthfeel. Spiced to oblivion, this is sheer ginger bread! More bizarre than balanced or drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby Brown color with a small off-white head. Slightly roasted malty spicy ginger and cinnamon aroma. Roasted malty gingerbread flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter finish with ginger in the aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Black color; highly carbonated, with more foam than liquid. Mild aroma of roasted malt and gingerbread. Dry mouthfeel, light body, with strong flavor of roasted malts and clear gingerbread spices. Too dry and roasted for my preference, but indeed it’s a very good blend. It would work perfectly to prepare my Stout Cake.


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