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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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Hark! A limited editon seasonal stout brewed with cocoa nibs and ginger stems.

In the true spirit of Christmas ícheersí we at BrewDog have taken it upon ourselves to create a Santasís 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 BrewDogís not for life, itís just for Christmas.


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..

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ChrisHSOTE (22) - Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Drunk At Brewdog Aberdeen: Very strong overpowering spices, from nose to body. Hides nearly all the other flavours. Very Christmassy but not my scene

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Medium ruby red colour; Good carbonation; Off white head, little retention Smell - Mince pies, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, light citrus and dried fruit; Sweet aroma Taste - Sweetness, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cherries, light citrus Mouthfeel - Light body; Medium carbonation; Light dry & bitter finish Drinkability - Very drinkable, light with good carbonation Overall - Good beer, recommend it; Interesting and has nice festive feel; A little more body would be good; Well balanced

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
glamster (15) - - FEB 28, 2012
An amazing beer with an overwhelming taste of cinnamon. Thin in texture yet close to completely black in colour. A special and very unusual beer, and one you can actually enjoy again and again throughout an evening.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psykling (13) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010
Thereís ginger in it sure enough - very distinct in the nose, perhaps slightly offputting, until paired with the almost cookie-like maltiness. Hoppy in a dry yet subtle way, perhaps because the spices overpower the hop flavors a bit. Roasted, mild, and lingering. Very drinkable stout, slips down easily - if you can stand the spice surprise, that is (think english ginger spread or ginger bread, thatíl help place the bouquet)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
kennethaus (13) - - MAY 23, 2012
Chocolate, spicy, roasty, nuts, herbs, cheese, basement aromas, citrus, basement aromas, citrus

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
netland (12) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010
Nice spiced christmas brew that you drink more of without getting filled by christmas spicies. The ginger gives a nice freshness, the body adds character.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
prebenosterlid (5) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2011 does not count
Starts off as a nice gentle stout. You think your home free, but then all of a sudden the ginger kicks in. Funny beer - I wouldnt drink a pint of it but im glad I tried it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atek (2) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 8, 2012 does not count
0,33 l bottle from Copenhagen, thx for Malaczki. Very dark red color with medium brown head. Smells like gingerbread that made me christmas mood. Spicy taste with ginger and some cocoa, medium carbonated, moderate bitterness at the end. I loved it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enricou (2) - FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011 does not count
0,33l bottle. Looks quite nice, even though foam doesnít last very long. Looks like dark cola. Smells like ginger biscuit dough, lotís of spices. Ginger, cardamom and herbs in aroma. Slightly sweet taste, not too overwhelming though. Nevertheless, spices are a bit too dominant, not my favorite Brewdog product. Would be better with more ABV.


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