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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
7th December 2010
Clear brown - red beer. Good tan head. Softish light palate. Mild dark malts - well spiced but not bitter or dry. Somewhat one more dimensional. Mild minerals in the dry finish and more sweet spice in the aftertaste. A heavy handed clunky Christmas beer - expected more of Brewdog than this.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Defreni (2325) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2010
Flaske: Flot sortbrun øl med et stort flot skumhoved. Det er så absolut det bedste der kan siges om dette kanel helvede. Alt det værste i en juleøl samlet i en stout der dufter kraftigt af kanel og smager endnu mere af det. Virkelig en prøvelse at drikke.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy spicy, dry, dark malt, peppery - ginger. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101019]

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nisse666 (3763) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2010
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!

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (3510) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Botttle at home. Clear black with a creamy beige head, nice lacings. Aroma heavy spicy (reminds me of soap with lavender) but also cocoa and ginger.Flavor light to moderate malty (roasted) and spicy. Light body. Something totally different.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
33 cl bottle, pours dark with a nice big head, aroma of cinnamom, ginger, cardemom and malt, taste folllows the nose, way over the top with the spices, certainly not my thing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McWorta (480) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2013
Star anise, Xmas stollen, exagerated cinnamon, raisin and sugar powder. Brown-rubin red with soft tan head. Medium-sweet with hints of bitterness, full body, slick texture and very light fizzyness. Christmas in a glass and santa stays home!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ekstedt (5215) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ChrisHSOTE (22) - Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Drunk At Brewdog Aberdeen: Very strong overpowering spices, from nose to body. Hides nearly all the other flavours. Very Christmassy but not my scene

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a big head. Aroma with roasted nuts and gingerbread - actually quite pleasant. The taste is just horrible though. Odd spice combination really kills this beer for me.


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