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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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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (11059) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with small beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, cinnamon, spices, ginger and some bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Strong and perfumed spicy aroma with a touch of dried fruits. Sweet roasted flavour with coffee and chocolate notes, and lots of spice. When you know it you recognize some ginger, but it feels like a big mix of spices. Odd and oddly fascinating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours a dark, almost clear ruby-brown with a thick, beige head. Cinnamon and some cocoa malts in the nose. Lots of cinnamon and chocolate in the flavor, with some modest chalk, herb and earth bitters. Medium in body with smooth carbonation. Could do with a bit more sweetness. Finishes with yet more raw cinnamon powder and light malts. Very faint hops in the throat. Very nice beer overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10775) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
clear amber, large smooth offwhite head. aroma is brown cookies, sweet malts, cocoa. flavor is malty, dark malty, cocoa. brown cookies. palate is quite watery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10514) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 18, 2013
Dumpfer, deutlich bitterer Antrunk mit allerlei Gewürzen und Gemüsenoten. Nicht unbedingt harmonisch, schokoladig malzig, dunkler werdend. Zum Ende passen die Aromen besser zusammen, die hopfige Bitterkeit ist allgegenwärtig. 9/7/7/9/9/8

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle from Kvickly. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. DArk red-amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter bad spicey flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Boring and bad stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is spices, anise, caramel. Flavour is spices, anise, caramel, malt, ginger, cinnemon, coffee. Medium body. A lot of spices in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber/brown color with a nice creamy beige head. Aroma from ginger, chocolate, pepparkaksdeg, roasted, some cinnamon. Malty spict flavor, ginger, cinnamon notes, hops, rostaed notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 22, 2010
BotellA. Pours a clear deep dark brown colour with a very nice big creamy well lasting beige head leavingG a good lacinG. SwEet spiced and ginger aroma with dark malts and roasty caramel. Good mouthfeel. Sweet sPiced ginger malty caramel fLavour, soft bitterness. Light chOcolate in the verY finish. Bit thin but a nice spiced breW.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Chestnut with cream head. Heady aroma of spices, leading to rather a sweetish, honeyed, smooth malty beer with a lavish dose of ginger. There is a chocolate element but this is smooth and milky. Not a blockbuster but reasonably decent.


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