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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: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with a fluffy beige foam. Aromas are woody and nutty marzipan with coriander and cloves. Herbal and floral with roast coffee and liquorice. Flavours are coffee with hazelnut syrup and woody spices. Dry with spicy ginger and cloves. Light chocolate with more spices to finish. Very festive if a bit thin bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2010
33 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt!
Batch 291, BB 17-10-11, sampled on December 15, 2010
Clear deep red color, smallish light brown head. First scent is mainly spicy. Then one (me) finds citrus, clove, cocoa, ginger, also sweet. A bit flat, dryish, cocoa, flor, apple taste. Dry cocoa powder aftertaste. Medium, low co2 mouthfeel, sort of smooth. Some alcohol bite/warming feeling. Medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9304) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Jan, many thanks Jan! shared with my dad 05.11.10 Pours quite a dark brown colour with light beige head that is creamy textured. Incredibly spicy nose, nutmeg, star anise, cinnamon, it’s all there along with some fine dark cocoa, quite stunning aroma. Cocoa powder in the mouth, dry finish, the taste is good, its chocolaty, malty and spicy but as fine as it is never quite reaches the high bar that the aroma set. A9 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.9

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9046) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Pours dark brown, thin creamy head. Spicy aromas, raisins, gingerbread. Taste is similar, but a little thin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (8882) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2011
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark ruby red colour with medium head. Strong aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom and some ginger. Some light malts, mild hoppy fruits and grass also. Flavour of spices, light caramel malts, grass, some vegetables and nuts. Strong CO2, medium-bodied, maybe a bit too thin.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
Cask Conditioned gravity dispense Wig & Pen Northampton. a dark mahogany coloured beer with an off-white head. Proper Christmas spicing in this. Lots of cinnamon and clove. More restrained in the mouth but still plenty of spice. Ends quite boozy. Lacking roasty malts that you’d expect from a stout, but certainly seasonal,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle. Low fluffy light brown head. Hazy dark brown body. Spicy peppery cinnamon aroma and flavor that is pretty sweet. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Looks good, dark brown, almost black and clear. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma is heavy spicy, cinnamon. Flavor is even more spicý, too much, like soap. Not good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle from AP Harvey Wines, Coventry, 18/06/12. 188 shopping days to go. Been a while since I’ve had a Dog so I’m eager to get stuck in. Deep ruby with a slim, blotching tan head. Surprising, Flemish sour edge and caramel aroma with mulled red wine. Heavily mulled taste with ginger and clove; some burnt wood and ill-matched, lingering bitterness. Regurgitated orange juice? Feels more alcoholic than its modest ABV. Ultimately not enough flavour or depth to carry the spices. Did nothing to enhance my mid-June sense of christmasiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7911) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2011
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 29.09.2012
Spicy aroma with gingerbread, cinnamon and hints of metal. Flavour has cinnamon, gingerbread and hints of ashes. Too spicy aftertaste and a bit watery palate.


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