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Santa Paws - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
81
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A 4.5% decadent scotch ale brewed with Scottish Heather Honey. A robust malty beer packed with flavour and at a strength you can drink all (Christmas) day long.

A baby scotch ale which is perfect with Christmas pudding or whilst playing Pictionary with your gran. This is our antidote to the chaos of the upcoming festive season. Raise a glass of this Christmas beer, share it with friends, family and strangers, and sit back and enjoy the view as the world descends into a fairy light fuelled frenzy. And, if all else fails, just blame Santa.
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 6
Photo of Dentist666
4.49/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear mahogany beer with decent tan head. Smell of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour - roasted malts, coffee ans so on, close to good robust porter or stout - unexpectedly. Smooth and drinkable, but not scotch ale.

Photo of SayBoom
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bark
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The colour is deep brown (60 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is beige and compact; it sinks slowly leaving some very fine coffee-like lacing.

The smell is loaded with cocoa, figs, raisins and hints of metal. It gives an impression of being stronger than 4.5%.

The taste is smooth and semi-dry. Figs, roasted malt, mild coffee, rye bread and hints of charcoal. Light to medium body. The aftertaste got some clean bitterness, chocolate, citric peels, smoked ham and brown sugar. The finish is somewhat bitter and roasted.

The carbonation is medium strong; the many small bubbles are smooth and long-lived. The liquid is somewhat light and smooth.

A highly drinkable dark beer with interesting fruity flavours going on.

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Westyn
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NightINgale
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lucat
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gnikola
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of SmashPants
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Format: a stumpy little blue 330mL can with the typically funky Brewdog label.

Appearance: pours out dark brown in colour high only hints of ruby against the light. An inch of creamy tan head hangs about for some time before slowly dropping down the glass to a finger of amazingly rich, creamy and rocky deliciousness. Fantastic lace down the glass as usual from Brewdog.

Aroma: a very light aroma of roast malts and light sweet milk chocolate. Too demure for me.

Taste: roasted malts again with a touch of cocoa and that's about it. Not particularly strong or interesting.

Aftertaste: a sharp bitterness hangs about in the mouth before fading away. Not much flavour - just bitterness.

Mouth feel: moderate in feel with a lower to moderate carbonation that fails to bring those big roast malt flavours forward.

Overall: not a particularly brilliant Scotch Ale from Brewdog. A bit weak on the nose and in the mouth - a bit of a boring beer to be honest.

Photo of Florya
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of valianes
3.8/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Saksis
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of azkkr
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of oldglory78
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Tried 20 November 2014. Styled as Scotch Ale though tastes as weak slightly bitter porter. Malty, burnt caramel. Decent head but evaporates quickly. Not much aroma. All in all a poor enough Scotch Ale that wouldn't be seeking out again

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of matias-
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of chogm54
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Anatole
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of nmoyman
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%

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Santa Paws from BrewDog
81 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.