BrewDog There Is No Santa

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 225   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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sheep (93) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2012
330ml bottle, bbe 29/09/12. Appearance is cola-brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is pure gingerbread and christmas spices,not much else. Maybe a hint of roast. I can’t say it’s not pleasant, it’s just that if I wanted to smell gingerbread I’d bake some, not go for a beer. Taste is musty and flat with some roasty malt and christmas spice. Well carbonated but the mouthfeel is thin and watery. Not very good.

toffeeslot (119) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
A fun spiced beer. Gingerbread, cloves, warming alcohol. Pretty good Christmas beer.

rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of cinnamon buns with Christmas soda.
Appearance: The beer is clear brown, with a large slowly rededing tan head that leaves lots of lacing.
Taste: The taste is surprisingly not sweet at all, bread, cinnamon, bitter cocoa beans.
Palate: Medium carbonation, medium body with small bubbles, a very dry feeling.
Overall: Actually a bit unbalanced in it’s lack of sweetness.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2010-12-02.

diabel (1713) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2012
Deep black body with an off-white head. Spicy aroma of ginger, cinnamon (strong!) and malts. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour with distict spicy touch.

tlind2 (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
[email protected] Penniä, Helsinki. Deep brown color, tan head. Strong cinnamon and clove aroma. Spicy flavor with lots of cinnamon and ginger. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Interesting and not half bad.

Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2012
Strong aroma has lots of christmas spices: cinnamon, clove, ginger, syrup. Dark red/brown to black, quite long beige head. Taste has elements from aroma and roasted coffee. Medium body, soft feel, sweet with drying finish. Like a giant hristmas cookie. Quite unusual and fun beer.

Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2012
330ml bottle. Dark, almost black color. Small beige head, stays. Cloves, ginger, bready, yeasty aroma. Mild bitter, ginger, cocoa beans, watery flavor.

DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle from AP Harvey Wines, Coventry, 18/06/12. 188 shopping days to go. Been a while since I’ve had a Dog so I’m eager to get stuck in. Deep ruby with a slim, blotching tan head. Surprising, Flemish sour edge and caramel aroma with mulled red wine. Heavily mulled taste with ginger and clove; some burnt wood and ill-matched, lingering bitterness. Regurgitated orange juice? Feels more alcoholic than its modest ABV. Ultimately not enough flavour or depth to carry the spices. Did nothing to enhance my mid-June sense of christmasiness.

kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2012
The head is robust, the body black. It smells thyme-spicy. The taste is thyme-spicy a bit ginger and herb. Very special one, but for me to much spices. 11/7/7/8/9/8

kennethaus (13) - - MAY 23, 2012
Chocolate, spicy, roasty, nuts, herbs, cheese, basement aromas, citrus, basement aromas, citrus

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