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Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


3.3
   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 (236) - 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 (188) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a nice thick espresso coloured head. The head retention isn’t too good though - hence the less than perfect score for appearance. The aroma at first is dominated by roasted malts and ginger. After a while the cocoa bits start showing up as well. On the palate it is rather light wiht lots of chocolate flavours and a nice hoppy note. Pretty long finish. A very nice beer that I’ll drink again. And for me, that’s a big thing with Christmas beers...... This one stands out as being a balanced beer without excessive alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a clear, dark amber with a medium off-white head. Light shines right through this one. Aroma is all ground ginger, cloves, maybe even a hint of nutmeg, and easily the most pleasing thing about this beer. The flavour follows on from this, adding a slight maltiness to the finish. Mouthfeel is lacking; it’s too light, and while the carbonation is quite pleasant the beer itself just leaves me feeling unfulfilled.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
I really like the name of this beer. It tastes like watery coffee that has had chocolate banana bread soaking in it. The aroma is of chocolate and nutty malts. It’s too light in color for a stout, and the palate is a little watery.


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