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Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
From Superbrugsen, DK. Bottled, 201210. Black with beige head. Aroma of roasts and spices. Flavor much spiced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (5267) - 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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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ekstedt (5211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Drak reddish brown, medium off-white head. Strong gingerbread aroma with clear notes of gingerbread and some gingerbread. Light to medium bodied. Dry with harsh bitterness. Floating gingerbread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle from Coop Supermarket. Almost black with a medium beige head. Aroma and flavour of christmas spice, fruit and roasted malt.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, notes of chocolate, lots of spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is is sweet and dominanted by the spices, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. Thin body, soft carbonation. Sweet and overly spiced christmas beer. 010112

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (4944) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - NOV 28, 2011
scura buona schium abuona persitenza naso speziato piuttosto intenso cannella zenzero non molto corpo malto delicato lieve cacao cannella zenzerto finale non amara ma abbastanza secca

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (4865) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle from OBS, Bryne. Pours dark brown with a massive spongy beige head. Strong sweet aroma of ginger and cocoa. Taste is too much of that ginger and cocoa, with a peppery end from the ginger. Too unbalanced, and too much spices without character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2012
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark reddish brown. Strong sweet clove, cinnamon and cocoa aroma. Spicy bitter flavor with clove, cinnamon, ginger and licorice. Very spicy, nice christmas cookie aroma, but the flavor would need more backbone and body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4812) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
330 ml bottle, batch #297, bought at Coop OBS, Bryne. ABV is 4.7%. Dark brown to black colour, big beige head. Strong sweetish aroma of ginger, cocoa and oranges. Light bodied, can’t be expected to be a match for its big brother Santa Paws. Fairly refreshing flavour, not very sweet, strong notes of ginger and cocoa, bitter and peppery finish. Seems somewhat unbalanced with all its spiciness, lacks a malty backbone.


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