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Brewed by BrewDog
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 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.


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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
abstractbeer (238) - NORWAY - NOV 19, 2010
Hooray! Brewdog at my local grocery store! Finally! Pours a dark reddish black, small light brown head, rather quickly diminishing. Smells initially of milk chocolate, cinnamon, some ginger and a hint of cooked vegetables. Aroma is old lady perfume, hints of grapefruit and lime, some soap, ginger and cinnamon. I have a slight cold; my senses might be impaired. Body and palate is a bit thin and quite dry. The bitterness is quite overwhelming and not too pleasant. Rather short, chalky, bitter finish. Doubt Iíll buy it again, but at least itís interesting.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19447) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Bottled. Near black, small beige head. Concentrated gingerbread aroma. Mid sweet with light-medium body and clean mouthfeel. Spiced to oblivion, this is sheer ginger bread! More bizarre than balanced or drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beer4000 (4487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2010
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. Itís bit strange because itís 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.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
saxo (14084) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle from Brugsen. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dominated by a horrible spice combination, that smells decent but tastes very bad. Very disappointing.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - NOV 25, 2011
As much as i love BrewDog, this one was not for me. Nevertheless quite interesting. Lots of christmas spices, for me it felt more like drinking a christmas cookie than drinking a beer. Lots of cinnamon, ginger and clove?? -- Interesting but not good imo, could not finish it :(

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sheep (93) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2012
330ml bottle, bbe 29/09/12. Appearance is cola-brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is pure gingerbread and christmas spices,not much else. Maybe a hint of roast. I canít say itís not pleasant, itís just that if I wanted to smell gingerbread Iíd bake some, not go for a beer. Taste is musty and flat with some roasty malt and christmas spice. Well carbonated but the mouthfeel is thin and watery. Not very good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hansen (6691) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Looks good, dark brown, almost black and clear. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma is heavy spicy, cinnamon. Flavor is even more spicż, too much, like soap. Not good.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zita (4669) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
soap,kardemomme,kanel, dark golden, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, bitter, to much spice.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
pilsnerrogge (2503) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2010
Bottled:
Pours a dark, brown colour with a big, frothy head. Aroma is filled with spices; juniper, cinnamon, ginger. Flavour is ginger snaps, juniper, wood, pumpkin; a mess of spices.


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