Santa Paws

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
3.58 | pDev: 8.66%
Nov 17, 2020
Nov 20, 2013
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Notes: 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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Rated: 3.55 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 17, 2020
Rated: 3.62 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Dec 17, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by safaricook from Netherlands

Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by desint from Belgium

Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 3 by hasse67 from Sweden

Apr 22, 2018
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

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
Feb 05, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

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
Jan 23, 2018
Rated: 3.46 by Dazka from Italy

Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 3.3 by Tschude from Switzerland

Dec 26, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by mothman from Minnesota

Dec 26, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by jhart96 from England

Dec 25, 2017
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Rated by yaron73 from Israel

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.
Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 3.34 by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by 911CROFT from England

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.
Jan 23, 2017
Rated: 3.86 by Hip_Hop_Hooray from Wales

Dec 25, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by steverx8 from England

Dec 13, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by TGS from California

Dec 13, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by fallenshadow from Ireland

Dec 10, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by Martine from England

Dec 09, 2016
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

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.
Dec 01, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by ThomasKoren from Finland

Nov 12, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by Dkline39 from Illinois

Nov 11, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by jkhara12 from England

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Hanyuu from Finland

May 16, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by k3ve from Switzerland

Mar 14, 2016
Rated: 3.12 by hdtrice from England

Jan 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Andrewharemza from Australia

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.
Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 4 by beerinabottle from Ireland

Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Bpayne88 from England

Dec 25, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by samEBC from Belgium

Dec 17, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by Kiro from Russian Federation

Nov 24, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by life_of_agony from Australia

Sep 06, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by ogonoku from Russian Federation

Jul 31, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by Refloosh from Australia

Jul 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

4.49/5  rDev +25.4%
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.
Mar 07, 2015
Rated: 3.48 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Jan 26, 2015
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.83/5  rDev +7%
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.
Jan 21, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by aztraz from Sweden

Jan 21, 2015
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