SaintMatty (5979) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 330ml Bottle (Thanks Svesse) - Dark brown with a tan head. Spicy and chocolatey aroma with hints of ginger and cinnamon. Gingerbread, malt and chocolate dominate the taste with a bitter and slightly warming finish.
gyllenbock (5900) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a small tan head.
Very spicy nose, reminded strongly of gingerbread. The taste was not as spicy. Bitter taste with a rather thin mouth feel. Artful beer, ok but not in balance, one can safely say. Drinkable, but a bit "bothersome" in the long run.
Sigmund (5796) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cunningham (5726) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 Botle from Rema in Moss, Norway. Deep dark colour with a beige head. Lots of cinnamon nose. Heavy cinnamon and christmas cookies flavour. A veeeery strange beer :-))
Zita (5601) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
soap,kardemomme,kanel, dark golden, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, bitter, to much spice.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Superbrugsen, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasts and spices. Flavor much spiced.
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 29/09/12, 201111124) The beer poured dark brown. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had cinnamon, chocolate and ginger. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were ginger, chocolate, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had spices and bitterness. After sniffing the beer I was expecting a heavier spice bomb but the flavours were quite balanced which was a nice surprise.
Nisse666 (5148) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from SB, cons 2010-12-07
AR: to much cloves (more like glögg (Swedish gluwein)), resin, pine
AP: dark, dark ruby red (amlost black), of white frothy head, nice curtains
F: roasted malt, ginger bread, thin body, metallic feeling, medium high bitterness, some coffey. Definitivly not one of the better Brewdogs I have consumed!
Beer5000 (5120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle. Very dark red body with a dense off-white head. Relatively mild aroma, that is not much to smell besides spices. I find ginger and cinnamon. Flavor is mild malty and again totally domination of ginger and cinnamon. It’s bit strange because it’s not supposed to contain any cinnamon? Furthermore there is neither sweetness from malt nor much hop flavor. Actually find the body to thin and plain to carry this massive spice flavors. The first beer from BrewDog to disappoint me, well it had to come soon or later.
tiong (5061) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppi
Batch 1273 BBE 29/09/12 - Pours dark brown, almost black with a small foamy head. Aroma has notes of slightly roasty malts, gingerbread, cinnamon and other Christmas spices. Taste has notes of slightly roasted malts, spices, cocoa and some fruity hints. Finish is carbonated and slightly hoppy. Okay spicy stout that certainly gets you in the mood for Christmas. Not very well balanced, though.