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Brewed by Great Heck
Style: Stout
Goole, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Warm yourself against the icy blast with this delisiouc, rich, festive stout. Flavoured with a hint of real Madagascar vanilla pods and English hops, Black Santa is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain which imparts a surprisingly easy drinking nature to the beer as well as some fruity top notes to complement the vanilla. Enjoy with cold turkey, mince pies, fruitcake, Wensleydale and presents.

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3.3
ManVsBeer (10928) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle from Drink? Hebden Bridge. Dark clear brown with a carbonation and a thin off-white head. Has light vanilla notes in both aroma and taste, with its strength fairly evident too. Has a smoothish texture.

3.1
Evilkniamhel (1034) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours dark brown, nae head at all, under-carbonated which is a bit of a shame. Still, dark chocolate, sweet malts, vanilla and black fruit on the nose. Smooth, full-bodied and sweet on the palate, with added hazelnuts in the mix.

3.7
Stuu666 (14620) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is vanilla, chocolate, meaty, taste is dry, overwhelming vanilla, sweet.

3.6
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma is molasses, vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Thin texture but lovely taste. A little bitter cocoa, slightly smoky with a delicately sweet vanilla finish

3.4
nihtila (3872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
25.12.2014. Dark beer like cola. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, vanilla. Taste has roasted malts, coffee, some vanilla. Somehow thin but ok.

3.5
spacecube (1750) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
330ml botte, pours dark brown with a small tan head, sweet creamy malt, cocoa, vanilla, light roast, creamy to start, finish is lightly sweet with thin texture. Soft carbonation.

3.7
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
330ml bottle, Rehills, Newcastle. Pours an opaque deep brown-black colour. Rich mocha aroma, a little earthy, with great background roast. Instantly warming on the tongue and in the chest, with the chocolate and vanilla flavours coming through well, without overly dominating. Some cough syrup late on in the finish, really enjoyable.

4
zacgillbanks (5446) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This dark brown-black beer has ruby red highlights and pours with a thin tan head. It has chocolate, vanilla, red fruit and cola flavours followed by an oaky, nutty and sweet fruity finish. Excellent!

3.1
fonefan (50777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ [ (pre-Christmas tasting ) by chriso - London ].

[ As Great Heck Black Santa ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, molasses, dark malt, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141207]

3.4
jamesie1857 (2297) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield - Deep ruby tinged black body, thin head. Nose is quite hoppy for a stout, a little bit of sweetness from the vanilla at the end of the aroma, but not as roasty as expected. Taste has a bit of bitter-sweet malt, some coffee, a bit of ice-cream too. Not as good as the Black Jesus, but still a reasonably good -if different - stout.


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