BrewDog There Is No Santa

 
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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Santass 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 BrewDogs not for life, its just for Christmas.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hansen (8536) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Looks good, dark brown, almost black and clear. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma is heavy spicy, cinnamon. Flavor is even more spic, too much, like soap. Not good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8217) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2011
33 cl bottle@ home, BBE 29.09.2012
Spicy aroma with gingerbread, cinnamon and hints of metal. Flavour has cinnamon, gingerbread and hints of ashes. Too spicy aftertaste and a bit watery palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8148) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
(Bottle) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty spicy nose with ginger, liquorice, dark bread, ginger biscuits, brown sugar and a touch of chocolate. Malty, spicy taste with notes of ginger, liquorice, cocoa, black rye bread, lots of gingerbread and a certain spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, mainly dry. Brings me back to moms gingerbread at Christmas (and makes me sound a bit like Proust...). Quite nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle from AP Harvey Wines, Coventry, 18/06/12. 188 shopping days to go. Been a while since Ive had a Dog so Im 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Plovmand (8020) - Helsinge, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2011
330 ml bottle. BBE 29.09.2012.
Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick, slightly beige head. Aroma of strong Christmassy spices; gingerbread, cinnamon and wood. Flavour of slightly roasted malts, banana, cinnamon, gingerbread, dry cocoa with mild bitterness. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a nice spicy and malty finish. A light Christmassy beer without too much spices. Good one.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
330ml bottle (batch 297, best before 4 September 2011) @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. Dark brown colour with a reddish tinge. Thanks to Jan for bringing over this beer, which we cannot get in the UK. A fairly light-bodied stout with some powdery chocolate/cocoa. However, I am overly enamoured of a lot of spices in a beer and this was very heavily spiced indeed. Although not specifically mentioned in the commercial description, I thought I picked up lots of cinnamon & nutmeg as well as the ginger that is mentioned. OK but just far too much spice for my taste. All a matter of personal choice of course.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7482) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon and coco. Fairly roasty. It smells exactly like IKEA biscuits (ginger biscuits). Flavor is quite spiced with alot of ginger and some cinnamon. Some roasty bitterness too. Quite stout-ish base, spiced with those biscuits. Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall, the first of its kind to me, and quite nice indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7407) - 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 its still a good beer. (0.33l bottle, Meny Grnland Torg, Oslo.)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7390) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 Botle from Rema in Moss, Norway. Deep dark colour with a beige head. Lots of cinnamon nose. Heavy cinnamon and christmas cookies flavour. A veeeery strange beer :-))


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