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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.


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

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hallstein (96) - Skogn, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
Aroma like a very good christmas beer, appearance is not so good, little head, and no stay. The taste hits you with a very gingerbready taste, a little to much for my taste, with some additional spices. Feels good in your mouth, and overall a decent beer.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jongo (82) - Stockholm, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle. Seethru black with reddish hue and big tan foam. Aroma is gingerbread that cinnamon, ginger and other spices. A light sniff of chocolate also comes thru. Taste is similar to the aroma except that ginger dominates especially with the hard artificial carbonation and gives a harsh ginger astringent ginger flavor. Little more then light body, sticky, lively and spicey on the tongue long strong gingery finish. Overall: plus:good christmasy aroma. Negative:astingency, thin feel and GINGER that dominates too much.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thoor84 (66) - 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 :(

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
grungejesus (51) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2010
bread, chocolate, grass, butterscotch, ginger, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, lively, bitter, Ser ut som julmust. Luktar tunn/vattning kakao, lite som yogi te och lite stjärnanis. Smakar kakaopulver utspätt i vatten med lite ingefära. Beskan påminner om bittermandel och förmycket kardemumma. Eftersmaken påminner om de beska kryddorna i glögg. Ett kul försök till julöl, men det är inte mer än bara "kul".

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlchemikalGab (41) - Borgomanero (Novara), ITALY - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Pours a deep black/brown colour with dark ruby reflexes in the light. 2 1/2 inches of medium-bubble-textured frothy head, fine lacing, medium to light carbonation. The aroma is quite persistent, I can smell it right from the moment I open the bottle, even more from the glass. Big gingerbread biscuits on the front, with bitter cocoa and cereals, hint of cinnamon. Taste is very sweet and a little spicy with ginger at the beginning, turns medium bitter on the back of the tongue. The body is medium to light. It has a short (not more than 3-4 sec) bittersweet finish. I wasn’t expecting anything extreme from the moment I read the ABV (let me down a little bit, to tell the truth). Very unusual approach for Brewdog’s standards.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikaJuhani (28) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2011
One of the greatest xmas aroma ever. Nice black color with tiny head. Quite thin taste but where is all those flavors what comes at aroma. Crispy palate, lacks of body. Overall: have to taste again..


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