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BrewDog There Is No Santa

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Pours dark brown with a light bronw head. Aroma of cinnamon and apple. Flavor of cinnamon and fruits.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
33 cl bottle, pours dark with a nice big head, aroma of cinnamom, ginger, cardemom and malt, taste folllows the nose, way over the top with the spices, certainly not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle from Systembolaget. Being a huge Brewdog fan this was a must have for me. The aroma is very pleasant, a lot of spices mixing with the normal stout aromas. It looks like a stout as well, black, maybe the foam is a bit thin though. Then there is the taste, it is not all that great. The spices are decent but somehow, there is also a lot of hops, specially the first few sips that ruin everything. Usually I am all for hoppy beers but not when there are spices like these. I bought two bottles, going to let the other one sit in the cellar for a while and see how it turns out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Quite good beer with an interesting taste. A little different than most christmas beers and thankfully not as sweet. Not overly impressed by the aroma or the palate, but the taste was definitely ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fobar (241) - Søgne, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2011
330ml bottle. Dark brown body. Beige head. Taste and aroma of ginger, chocolate and orange. Spicy. Not very long aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
abstractbeer (239) - NORWAY - NOV 19, 2010
Hooray! Brewdog at my local grocery store! Finally! Pours a dark reddish black, small light brown head, rather quickly diminishing. Smells initially of milk chocolate, cinnamon, some ginger and a hint of cooked vegetables. Aroma is old lady perfume, hints of grapefruit and lime, some soap, ginger and cinnamon. I have a slight cold; my senses might be impaired. Body and palate is a bit thin and quite dry. The bitterness is quite overwhelming and not too pleasant. Rather short, chalky, bitter finish. Doubt I’ll buy it again, but at least it’s interesting.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a big head. Aroma with roasted nuts and gingerbread - actually quite pleasant. The taste is just horrible though. Odd spice combination really kills this beer for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slakemythirst (197) - - DEC 13, 2011
Flytande mahogny. Pepparkakor, saffran och russin. Bra att skölja ner köttbullarna med i jul. Kommer stå på mitt julbord.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
Tasty stuff, dark ruby color with a smooth creamy head. Flavors of chocolate, ginger and blackberries.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Monkeypower (172) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010
Dark with a fine head. Cocoa and christmas in the aroma, with notes of cardamum, ginger and hops. Flavor with ginger and cardamum as well as fainter notes of cocoa and alcohol. This is an excellent christmas beer for my taste.


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