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BrewDog There Is No Santa

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%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Tasted 2011-04-15. Courtesy of Einar, who brought this to a pilsner tasting (?) Pours dark brown. Smells and tastes like liquid ginger bread. (!)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 24, 2011
Ruby brown-black with thin white head. Big aroma of ginger cake and slight nutmeg and a hint of over ripe banana. Banana and ginger, slightly flinty middle (from cocoa nibs), with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
suurjuust (2053) - ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2011
Dark brown, tan head. Spicy, peppery, gingerbready nose. The taste is mostly the same, but with some vague maltiness and cocoa tones thrown in. Finish is bitter with roasty notes. Aftertaste is dry and peppery. Somewhat watery palate. It’s not something I would drink often, but it is strangely appealing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2635) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours black. Off white head. The aroma has got a sweet christmasy feel to it. Notes of gingerbread, coffee and clove. Add some coffe bean roughness in the aftertaste and you get the picture of how it tastes. I really like this beer because of its christmasy feel and high drinkability!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
Tasty stuff, dark ruby color with a smooth creamy head. Flavors of chocolate, ginger and blackberries.

   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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slakemythirst (200) - - DEC 13, 2011
Flytande mahogny. Pepparkakor, saffran och russin. Bra att skölja ner köttbullarna med i jul. Kommer stå på mitt julbord.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Medium ruby red colour; Good carbonation; Off white head, little retention Smell - Mince pies, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, light citrus and dried fruit; Sweet aroma Taste - Sweetness, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cherries, light citrus Mouthfeel - Light body; Medium carbonation; Light dry & bitter finish Drinkability - Very drinkable, light with good carbonation Overall - Good beer, recommend it; Interesting and has nice festive feel; A little more body would be good; Well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Bottled@fonefan. Deep ruby colour with small off-white head. Aroma is spices, wood, some roasted malts, liquorice as well as some slight ashyness. Flavour is a lot of spices, roasted malts, caramel malts as well as some slight liquorice, wood and mild resiny notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15396) - 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.

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