BrewDog There Is No Santa

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


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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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jonttix (67) - -, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
Årets första julöl en fredag kväll framför "På Spåret". Osar ingefära, smakar ingefära, nästan så man kan tro att den ska se ut som en ingefära. I doften kan man också hitta sötman, kan sammanfattas som pepparkaka. Lite för tam(låg beska, humle) i smaken för att få nåt högre betyg.

grungejesus (51) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2010
bread, chocolate, grass, butterscotch, ginger, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, lively, bitter, Ser ut som julmust. Luktar tunn/vattning kakao, lite som yogi te och lite stjärnanis. Smakar kakaopulver utspätt i vatten med lite ingefära. Beskan påminner om bittermandel och förmycket kardemumma. Eftersmaken påminner om de beska kryddorna i glögg. Ett kul försök till julöl, men det är inte mer än bara "kul".

AlchemikalGab (48) - Borgomanero (Novara), ITALY - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Pours a deep black/brown colour with dark ruby reflexes in the light. 2 1/2 inches of medium-bubble-textured frothy head, fine lacing, medium to light carbonation. The aroma is quite persistent, I can smell it right from the moment I open the bottle, even more from the glass. Big gingerbread biscuits on the front, with bitter cocoa and cereals, hint of cinnamon. Taste is very sweet and a little spicy with ginger at the beginning, turns medium bitter on the back of the tongue. The body is medium to light. It has a short (not more than 3-4 sec) bittersweet finish. I wasn’t expecting anything extreme from the moment I read the ABV (let me down a little bit, to tell the truth). Very unusual approach for Brewdog’s standards.

MikaJuhani (28) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2011
One of the greatest xmas aroma ever. Nice black color with tiny head. Quite thin taste but where is all those flavors what comes at aroma. Crispy palate, lacks of body. Overall: have to taste again..

glamster (24) - - FEB 28, 2012
An amazing beer with an overwhelming taste of cinnamon. Thin in texture yet close to completely black in colour. A special and very unusual beer, and one you can actually enjoy again and again throughout an evening.

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

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

Psykling (17) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010
There’s ginger in it sure enough - very distinct in the nose, perhaps slightly offputting, until paired with the almost cookie-like maltiness. Hoppy in a dry yet subtle way, perhaps because the spices overpower the hop flavors a bit. Roasted, mild, and lingering. Very drinkable stout, slips down easily - if you can stand the spice surprise, that is (think english ginger spread or ginger bread, that’l help place the bouquet)

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

netland (12) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010
Nice spiced christmas brew that you drink more of without getting filled by christmas spicies. The ginger gives a nice freshness, the body adds character.

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