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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 17, 2012
rotten eggs, leaves, citrus, herbs, chocolate, coffee, raisin, brown, sparkling, white foam, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, salty, full body, creamy, sticky, flat, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2011
8/10 i mörkhet. Luktar ganska friskt, lite åt nejlikohållet. Rund och fin när den kommer in och blommar sen ut i en härlig rökighet. Väldigt lite bi smak. En bra öl helt klart.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sputnix (1) - - JAN 16, 2012 does not count
33cl bottle. Very aromatic, cinnamon and ginger mainly. Maybe too much spicy for someones. For me: a very good Christmas beer to drink sporadically.

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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Monkeypower (172) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010
Dark with a fine head. Cocoa and christmas in the aroma, with notes of cardamum, ginger and hops. Flavor with ginger and cardamum as well as fainter notes of cocoa and alcohol. This is an excellent christmas beer for my taste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbierlover (596) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with a small white head. Aroma of ginger, marzipan, cinnamon. A bit too much spice in it, but it’s a good Xmas beer.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1116) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 29, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa Tulipa. Saboreada en dic´11. Color caoba oscuro. Espuma beige de burbuja media. Corona tupida y densa con bastante buena retención. Aromas de cilantro e intenso clavo, complementados con matices de cacao, notas de canela y sutil ahumado. Té sin azúcar al primer sorbo con toque de tabaco negro. Amarga y picante en el intermedio. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación moderada. Final algo aguado, astringencia suave. Retrogusto seco con trazos de madera y humo. No estoy seguro de haber disfrutado tanto como esperaba pero, como es habitual, estos Dogs me dejan nokeado. 330ml bottle. Tulip glass. Enjoyed on dec´11. Dark mahogany in color. Beige, medium bubbled, froth. Close & dense crown with fairly good retention. Ginger, deep clove aromas complemented with hints of cocoa, notes of cinnamon & subtle smokiness. Tea-like without sugar at first sip with black tobacco touch. Bitterness & underlying spicy in the middle. Medium/light body, medium carbonation. Slightly watery finish. Smooth astringency. Dry aftertaste, hues of wood & smoke. I´m not sure if I´ve enjoyed as much as expected but, as usual, these Dogs have definitely shocked me .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2012
Strong aroma has lots of christmas spices: cinnamon, clove, ginger, syrup. Dark red/brown to black, quite long beige head. Taste has elements from aroma and roasted coffee. Medium body, soft feel, sweet with drying finish. Like a giant hristmas cookie. Quite unusual and fun beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - FEB 13, 2013
Tasted from the bottle, on 13/03/2013. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is great, spices, sour berries (cherries?), no cocoa. Taste is amazing, mostly aroma notes, but mixed so incredibly well. Aftertaste is spicy hinger, lovely! Recommended+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7364) - 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


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