BrewDog There Is No Santa

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

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maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2010
Cask Conditioned gravity dispense Wig & Pen Northampton. a dark mahogany coloured beer with an off-white head. Proper Christmas spicing in this. Lots of cinnamon and clove. More restrained in the mouth but still plenty of spice. Ends quite boozy. Lacking roasty malts that you’d expect from a stout, but certainly seasonal,

JohnRMurdoch (5056) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2010
Cask @ The Bon Accord. Sweet, spicy, cinnamon & marzipan aroma. Very dark brown colour. Strong flavour of cinnamon & gingerbread. Very smooth & interesting.

stouby (4783) - 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.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear black with a reddish hue and a creamy beige head. Very spicy nose, strangely it appears mostly soapy with lavender - not cocoa and ginger. And the hard roast malts don’t really come through at all. Rather light-bodied, again spices with a fairly malt bitter finish. A strange inharmonious spice stout. 141210

RichardW (1813) - 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

jongo (85) - Stockholm, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle. Seethru black with reddish hue and big tan foam. Aroma is gingerbread that cinnamon, ginger and other spices. A light sniff of chocolate also comes thru. Taste is similar to the aroma except that ginger dominates especially with the hard artificial carbonation and gives a harsh ginger astringent ginger flavor. Little more then light body, sticky, lively and spicey on the tongue long strong gingery finish. Overall: plus:good christmasy aroma. Negative:astingency, thin feel and GINGER that dominates too much.

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

larsga (7657) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2010
Big brown head. Black body goes barely translucent brown at edges. Spicy cinnamon cocoa and pine needle aroma with roasty notes. Dry intensely spicy ginger and cinnamon taste with wooden cocoa notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry wooden pine needle aftertaste with roasty cocoa notes. The spiciness is a bit sharp and harsh for such a thin, dry beer, but it’s still a good beer. (0.33l bottle, Meny Grønland Torg, Oslo.)

Leighton (22327) - 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.

Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
Tasty stuff, dark ruby color with a smooth creamy head. Flavors of chocolate, ginger and blackberries.

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