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Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 223   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDog (532) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle from Kvickly 3/40,- Very nice prize. Dark golden brown colour with a very nice beige head. Aroma and taste of dried ginger, cinnamon, cookie and roasted malt. So much flavour and long finish in this low alco. stout. Very nice balanced low carbonation. Nice and I have to buy some more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11854) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
Nutmeg, ginger, cloves. Nice beer base underneath, bu this is not too balanced. It is very Christmassy, and a nice enough tipple on its own, but I’d say it is too spicy for most food. For a stew or marinade?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2011
In bottle, pours a very dark brown colour with a decent light tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, cola, ginger and chocolate. Big cinnamon flavour again upfront. Some caramel, hot cocoa and roasty malt to finish. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. OK. Lots of cinnamon and fairly heavy given the 4.7% abv. I have also had this is cask and keg and have to say it stands up well in keg, with the extra chill subduing the cinnamon a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010
(on bottle, bought at Kvickly at 3 at 40 kroner, heheh, nice) Big surprise to find BrewDog on the shelfs of Kvickly. Cinnamon, liqourice, maybe allspice and dried ginger; that´s what I get from the aroma; very subtle and good. The hopping are also very present and the "ginger" might come from the hops. Brown color, not much of a head. Watery mouth and the roasted is juuust over the limited at 4.7%, but it´s ok. Fades a bit out, but leaves a lot of room forone more. A nice session xms beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgiskOlklub (921) - Viby J, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2010
Dark thick hazy black body and brown lasting head with good lacing. Heavy aroma of ginger, coffee and chocolate. Roasted malt. Thick, sticky texture and a bitter finish. The taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4326) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle.Dark brown almost black colour with creamy beige head.Aroma is spicy and sweet taste of ginger and cake most like Danish Brune kager.Good mouthfeels and for me the best X-mas brew so fare.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Bottle at fins... Bbf 2011 drunk 2013...deep black.. Thin tan head... Soft dark roast big spice nose... Little thin... Dark malts... Huge spice.. Quite dusty... Stick 3.6 mixed gass tap at cloister ... red brown ... bubbly tan head ... big cinamon light close nose ... light fizz more bottle level that last few kegs ive tried ... soft dark fruity roast ... again big cinamon spice ... almost but not quite over spiced... quite like this ... 3.6 cask in cloisters .... deep black ... thin tan head ... big spice ... lots of nut meg .... huge roast ... big malts ...gingerbready .... quite nice 3.5 ok better on mixed gas. wow

bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft spicy cinnamon nose ... dark roast ... big cinnamon ... gingerbready ... pretty interesting if a little over spiced 3.6

Bottle at home ... bbf 2011 drunk march 2014... dark spicy malt nose ... soft roast ... massive mellow spice ... soft roast ... quite german ginger bread 3.8

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2010
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Dark brownish black with maybe a hint of red pour from the cask, with a decent creamy-coloured head. Aromas of roasted malt and some hops, plenty of gingerbread as well. This is the prime taste for me – it reminds me very much of German winter gingerbread, the spicy stuff usually covered in icing. Some nutmeg and clove flavours in there as well. Decent stuff on cask [01122010]


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