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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout...Bad Santa has arrived. This mysterious dark elixir is filled with complex malt flavors and aromas. The toasted malt and roast character blend seamlessly to the alluring citrus and herbal hop aroma that comes from copious amounts of Ahtanum hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1761) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours black with a ton of swirl tan head and lace. I planned on pairing this with the movie with the same name, but I don’t watch movies anymore. Big toasty malt aroma and flavor. Smokey hint in the finish. Mild vanilla. Nice winter beer here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color with about a finger of tan head, light bits of webby lacing. The nose is roast and light chocolate, sweet overall, and hints of pine. Taste is a little bitter, but moderate roast and hops. More floral than pine. Hints of chalkiness... Not bad though. Overall enjoyable CDA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap at Culmination. Super dark opaque pour with a clingy beige head. Somewhat sweet. Malty. Mild citrus. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2015
22oz bottle pours out dark brown amber topped with a fluffy tan head. Nose is roast malts some chocolate sweetness and a pine hop. Taste is more of the roast malts sweetness caramel chocolate and a nice hop balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1287) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2015
dark red brown pour big sand head. Aroma leather, caramel. Tastes berries, smoke, woody, cocoa. very well balanced and mild for a cda, but complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Squizzle (178) - Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Its pretty dark. I got it on mega sale at the Elks club. Not my favorite from this brewery but still Pelican.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bomber from Grocery Outlet. 7.5% abv. Very dark in color, pretty much black. Roasty nose with a good deal of hoppiness. Hops and roastiness are pretty well balanced. Pretty potent. Very dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (362) - USA - DEC 28, 2014
Meant to try this at Christmas, or before, but Santa was hiding...Bad Santa. The liquid is deep brown, almost black with a fluffy, khaki head; thick, soft and rocky at the start. Reminds me of sea foam, but in a tasty, malty sort of way. The aroma is slight, but nice; roasted malts with a citrus accent that almost takes over the scent as you breathe in. The lace on the glass is nice, consistent and in rings. A dark cherry is present in the flavor as I sip at the liquid, pulling it across my tongue a experiencing a moderately carbonated brew. This is comfortably dry, but with a little stickiness at the corners of my mouth, and I am disappointed as the flavor turns to a flat bitter with the swallow. No flavor at all in the afterward, but the bitter hangs tough. Not a great finish, but the flavor of this while you’re in it, is very nice. I had a great time, Santa, but next time be just a little badder?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours out a nice opaque black with abundant fluffy beige head. Mellow roast grain aroma, some sharp hop bitterness in the taste to accent the dark malts, but finishes fast and kind of weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2014

Pours deep brown with a tan head. Dank nose with plenty of orange peel and pine, some roast under than. Thick creamy mouthfeel, bigger than the 6.7% should allow, heavily sugared coffee and hop resins. Totally drinkable, enjoyable even, but short of exceptional.

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