Santa Paws | BrewDog

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3.58/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 11-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,612
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
71
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of hasse67
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of janubio
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark colour with red tones to the light. Medium head good retention and lace. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, spices. Smoke notes. Medium body, creamy and smokey texture. Normal carbonation. Taste is more smokey that smell, chocolate and spices, nutmeg. Easy drinkable Christmas beer, because of the look graduation. But I primera the strong and more complex belgian Christmas

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Photo of josanguapo
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Bloo Kid 2. Pleasant toasted malts, hints of toffee and good body for its low abv. However, its also a bit unidimensional and has trace of the honey its suppose to have nor any christmasty spirit

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Photo of Dazka
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tschude
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothman
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhart96
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bottle from "BEERA" Store in Sofia.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 911CROFT
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into a large snifter. Paid £1.65 for a single.

Pours an opaque, very dark, mahogany body that appears almost black once settled in the glass. A dense, creamy, one-finger in height, ivory coloured head with excellent retention slowly condenses to a thick, foamy cap, leaving behind substantial bands of sticky lace.

The dark and bittersweet nose predominantly comprises of heavily roasted malts, charred grains, brown sugar, burnt caramel and stone fruit. Herbal and leafy hop profiles become apparent towards the back-end, while hints of alcohol and an overall robustness give the impression of a gravity bigger than 4.5% ABV. Taste roughly follows suit, leading for the most part with heavily roasted dark malts and lighter traces of burnt caramel. Mid-palate, faint impressions of toasted rye bread and raisin-like dried fruits provide modest sweetness and a change of pace, before dark roasted profiles begin to re-build towards the back-end. In the mouth, a light body paired with a modest amount of fine carbonation gives a feel that despite being disappointingly thin, remains reasonably smooth and easy-drinking. Towards the back-end, traces of spice and hints of herbal hops become very faintly perceptible. Roast derived bitterness however comprises the majority of the finish, leaving coarse roasted barley, coffee and ash to linger on the palate with a touch of lightly drying astringency.

Overall this is a decent but unremarkable beer. Despite starting strong with an attractive appearance and inviting aroma, its weak body and one-dimensional roast-forward taste soon become a little tiresome. Granted, it’s easy drinking and reasonably complex for the low 4.5% ABV, but the rich feel, sweet toasty malts, and peaty smoke characters I enjoy in the style are noticeably absent, while any input from the ‘Scottish Heather Honey’ the label promises also fails to make an appearance.

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Photo of Hip_Hop_Hooray
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TGS
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fallenshadow
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martine
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown. Tan head. Thick but dissipates quickly.
Aroma of toasted bread and stewed veg'.
Improves with the taste. Forward roasted malt but a bit harsh.
Decent depth of taste and feel.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasKoren
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkline39
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkhara12
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hanyuu
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k3ve
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle, pours Brown black but when held to light looks a ruby red with almost no head. Aroma roasted nuts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste follows the aroma just that the aroma seems stronger. Very nice.

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Santa Paws from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 71 ratings