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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 ícheersí we at BrewDog have taken it upon ourselves to create a Santasís 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 BrewDogís not for life, itís just for Christmas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2013
Pretty unimaginative beers. The smell is just right. The taste is more of, but not too much. The aftertaste is boring. No good Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Plovmand (7851) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
They are right. After this there is no Santa. They just killed him! This is herbal spicy hell on bottle. In pours Black with a fluffy big off white head. The aroma is cinnamon, lots of ginger, chocolate, cardemom, caramel and sweet candy. The flavour is very spicy and herbal with notes of ginger, light chocolate, cardemom and caramel. Long spicy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2011
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is first and foremost loads of ginger with roasted malt also shining through. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. The finish is dry and bitter. The ginger is waaay overdone and that is never a good thing in a beer. 171010

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (2350) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear, ruby/brown with a big beige head. Sweet and spicy aroma; cloves, cinnamon, honey and camomile, with citrus hops in the background. Interesting, and well pulled off, but still pretty cloying. Flavour is pretty much the same, but with a tart note and some bitterness in the background. Dry finish with a lingering bitterness. A tad too much carbonation. Hmm... donít know what to make of this; itís well-made for what it sets out to do, but itís really not my thing Ė too cloying. Also, the stout features drowns in the spices. 21.02.11.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBaboon (1964) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Dark brown beer. Plenty of christmas spices here. Some licorice there too. This beer has a funny name but was a disappointment for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
kennethaus (13) - - MAY 23, 2012
Chocolate, spicy, roasty, nuts, herbs, cheese, basement aromas, citrus, basement aromas, citrus

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (5676) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle 0.33l from local market. Originally rated 06122011. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, sweetness, ginger and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with small beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, cinnamon, spices, ginger and some bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mile (3811) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, lots of spiciness (cinnamon and ginger). Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish, lots of spiciness. Finish is short to average, malty and sweetish, spiciness. Ridiculously - way too much spiced Xmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Spicy, ginger aroma and a hint of banana cake. Flavor of ginger, gingerbread, coffee, cocoa and grass. Astringent bitterness. Rather weak body. Nah.

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