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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davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Medium ruby red colour; Good carbonation; Off white head, little retention Smell - Mince pies, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, light citrus and dried fruit; Sweet aroma Taste - Sweetness, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cherries, light citrus Mouthfeel - Light body; Medium carbonation; Light dry & bitter finish Drinkability - Very drinkable, light with good carbonation Overall - Good beer, recommend it; Interesting and has nice festive feel; A little more body would be good; Well balanced

daje (4535) - NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle, february 16th 2013. Dark mahogny brown body, small vanishing beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger and licorice. Taste reminds me of Pepsi Max with ginger and chocolate. I never had Pepsi max with ginger and chocolate, but you get the idea. Also some roasted malt showing up at the end, Sticky-sweet body, a bit unbalanced bitterness, fruity aftertaste with licorice.

JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Nose of syrop and cloves. Large pale head fast disappearing. Clear dark black reddish color. Sourish spicy and bitter taste with some berries. Hops at the end.

snzcujo (295) - RUSSIA - FEB 13, 2013
Tasted from the bottle, on 13/03/2013. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is great, spices, sour berries (cherries?), no cocoa. Taste is amazing, mostly aroma notes, but mixed so incredibly well. Aftertaste is spicy hinger, lovely! Recommended+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2013
Star anise, Xmas stollen, exagerated cinnamon, raisin and sugar powder. Brown-rubin red with soft tan head. Medium-sweet with hints of bitterness, full body, slick texture and very light fizzyness. Christmas in a glass and santa stays home!

Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 18, 2013
Dumpfer, deutlich bitterer Antrunk mit allerlei Gewürzen und Gemüsenoten. Nicht unbedingt harmonisch, schokoladig malzig, dunkler werdend. Zum Ende passen die Aromen besser zusammen, die hopfige Bitterkeit ist allgegenwärtig. 9/7/7/9/9/8

fantti (1033) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin mustana ja seiniin tarraavalla vaalealla vaahdolla. Haju on kitkerän hedelmäinen, maltainen ja siinä tuntuu myös hapanta marjaisuutta. Maku on kanelinen, piparinen, inkiväärinen ja lievän marjainen. Suutuntuma on hieman kevyt. Kokonaisuutena mainio ruokakauppaolut, jossa mausteet ovat omaan makuun sopivan lievät eivätkä hyökkäävät.

dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle at home, at least a year or so old! Dark, dark copper brown pour with a thin off-white head. Really lovely nose - cloves, ginger, nutmeg, touch of marzipan. Definitely christmassy. Slightly dry palate though - mild roast, lager grains, fairly nothingy. Slight cocoa on the finish maybe, grassy hops too. Not amazing, not terrible.

Cool_Bond (2795) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2013
Pretty unimaginative beers. The smell is just right. The taste is more of, but not too much. The aftertaste is boring. No good Christmas beer.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
7th December 2010
Clear brown - red beer. Good tan head. Softish light palate. Mild dark malts - well spiced but not bitter or dry. Somewhat one more dimensional. Mild minerals in the dry finish and more sweet spice in the aftertaste. A heavy handed clunky Christmas beer - expected more of Brewdog than this.

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