Pinball (12328) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
clear amber, large smooth offwhite head.
aroma is brown cookies, sweet malts, cocoa.
flavor is malty, dark malty, cocoa. brown cookies.
palate is quite watery.
SaintMatty (7522) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 330ml Bottle (Thanks Svesse) - Dark brown with a tan head. Spicy and chocolatey aroma with hints of ginger and cinnamon. Gingerbread, malt and chocolate dominate the taste with a bitter and slightly warming finish. SirLimpsalot (4549) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
Härlig julkryddig doft, gran, en, rosmarin.
Smaken är tydlig präglat av pepparkakor (ingefära) och en trevlig humlebeska. gyllenbock (9852) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2010
Dark brown with a small tan head.
Very spicy nose, reminded strongly of gingerbread. The taste was not as spicy. Bitter taste with a rather thin mouth feel. Artful beer, ok but not in balance, one can safely say. Drinkable, but a bit "bothersome" in the long run.
VsXsV (4544) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2010
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown/black appearance with tan, medium sized, thick head. Nice lacing. Smells sweet and "Christmasy". Notes of cinnamon, ginger and some hops. Taste is malty with some roasted tones and a little bitterness towards the ending. Ends rather quickly. Light to medium bodied with a somewhat watery mouthfeel. A bit disappointing coming from Brewdog.
MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle, 4.7%. Spicy aroma, pungent christmas spice, but not the ginger they mention on the label. Almost black colour, good stable light brown head. The flavour starts off quite roasted, clean and a little bready. Then comes a clean bitterness, could be cocoa bitterness. OK drinkable beer, but the spiciness is a bit silly. HenrikSoegaard (14620) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle from Kvickly. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. DArk red-amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter bad spicey flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Boring and bad stout. OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2010
0.33L bottle from local REMA 1000 grocery store. Medium-sized, tan big-bubbled head. Clear, dark ruby body. A smell of gingerbread proves that Santa might be alive. Light and rounded malt body, generously spiced with ginger in the lead. Tones of acidic fruits and chocolate. Light without being thin. Slick in the mouth. Spicy endnotes. Ho ho ho. sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, flower, spice and staranise. Flavour is caramel, clove, staranise, cardemom and flowery hop. Plovmand (8621) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
They are right. After this there is no Santa. They just killed him! This is herbal spicy hell on bottle. In pours Black with a fluffy big off white head. The aroma is cinnamon, lots of ginger, chocolate, cardemom, caramel and sweet candy. The flavour is very spicy and herbal with notes of ginger, light chocolate, cardemom and caramel. Long spicy finish.