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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1378) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 Cask, Bacchus, Newcastle. Christmas spices, very reminiscent of mulled wine, didn’t get the overpowering ginger flavour, in fact I wouldn’t have known it was in there, without reading the description and other reviews. A full bodied, flavoursome beer. Update Jan 12 2011. Just had the bottled version. Cinammon and ginger more obvious in this version. Still a really tasty, flavoursome beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frovigalning (2720) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. It poured a pitch black liquid with a big light brown head. Smel of ginger and lots of it. Taste of ginger, fruits, fruit cake, spices, dried apples and cinnamon. Semi-smooth mouthfeel, medium thick body and a high amount of carbonation. This was like drinking a liquid fruit cake spiced with ginger. Hard to rate but interesting... I liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1384) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
Mörkbrun kropp, nästan svart. Ett enastående stort cappucionofärgat skum, långvarigt dessutom. Doft: pepparkaka och örter. Smak: pepparkaka, svagt av kaffe och röda frukter. Pepparkakan biter sig fast i eftersmaken. Något vattnig dock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon and coco. Fairly roasty. It smells exactly like IKEA biscuits (ginger biscuits). Flavor is quite spiced with alot of ginger and some cinnamon. Some roasty bitterness too. Quite stout-ish base, spiced with those biscuits. Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall, the first of its kind to me, and quite nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JAN 21, 2012
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Strong and perfumed spicy aroma with a touch of dried fruits. Sweet roasted flavour with coffee and chocolate notes, and lots of spice. When you know it you recognize some ginger, but it feels like a big mix of spices. Odd and oddly fascinating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 great BIG merry christmas beer with loads of spices. medium mouthfeel. dark colour with a tan medium head. Round and sweet slightly bitter end

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atek (2) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 8, 2012 does not count
0,33 l bottle from Copenhagen, thx for Malaczki. Very dark red color with medium brown head. Smells like gingerbread that made me christmas mood. Spicy taste with ginger and some cocoa, medium carbonated, moderate bitterness at the end. I loved it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Chestnut with cream head. Heady aroma of spices, leading to rather a sweetish, honeyed, smooth malty beer with a lavish dose of ginger. There is a chocolate element but this is smooth and milky. Not a blockbuster but reasonably decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (357) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle. Dark, dark ruby, almost black pour, minuscule off-white head. Aroma is indeed in the spirit of christmas. It smells like all the good christmas-sweets. Lots of cinnamon, ginger, pepper and sugar. Taste is very similar, with sweet ginger and cinnamon, pepper, cocoa. Slightly sour and with some hops in the finish. Big body, low carbonation. As a christmas beer, this is a very interesting and refreshing brew, albeit slightly off-balance and a bit too punchy perhaps. It is very innovative, and an enjoyable alternative to the wide selection of christmas brews.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (2647) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2010
27-NOV-2010, bottle @home, from "Superbrugsen". Dark brown with nice off-white head. "Brunkager"! All the x-mas spices in the same bowl...! I had heard a lot of stuff about this brew. Mostly bad... ...but this is actually nice, though the drinkability is not very high. I guess it must be hard to finish a bottle by yourself? Too spicey, but fun experience.


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