Double Evil Santa (2018-2019)
The Virginia Beer Company

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The Virginia Beer Company
Virginia, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
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4.19 | pDev: 8.11%
Dec 24, 2019
Dec 13, 2018
Since 2016, Evil Santa has been coming to town once a year to ring in the holiday season. In celebration of the annual return of this seasonal Spiced Milk Stout, we ask our jolly friend to stick around for multiple variant releases culminating in the return of DOUBLE EVIL SANTA on Black Friday.

Double Evil Santa is an Imperial Spiced Milk Stout with a 11.3% ABV suited for the coldest of winter nights. A stronger version of our Evil Santa Spiced Milk Stout that has been aged in Bourbon Barrels for four months. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice are complemented by the caramel and vanilla notes that arise from extended barrel aging.

Draft will be available on Black Friday 2019 at an early opening time of 11 am. A limited number of 500 ml bottles will also be available - fit to slumber for a future holiday occasion (if you can wait that long).

Start the holidays with a visit from Evil Santa, a bite for brunch, and a bottle (or two) to go. You'll be on everyone's Nice List if you do!
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by BergBeer from Hawaii

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On draft at Jack Brown’s

Look: Cola brown with a thin mocha head

Smell: The usual suspects of Christmas spices are here. Dark and roasty with notes of vanilla and oak from the bourbon. Allspice, ginger, molasses, and cinnamon.

Taste: Christmas blend spices up from. Molasses, ginger, allspice, and cinnamon. Then the stout body pops in with sweet and toasty notes. Then the bourbon comes forward with a sweet finish.

Feel: Medium plus body. No bitterness. Smooth for the ABV. Light carbonation.

Overall: A tasty Christmas treat. Not the best BA Christmas stout but definitely worth picking up.
Dec 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Olumdaal

4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Seems like the Virginia Beer Companies answer to Hardywoods bourbon barrel ginger bread stout. They are incredibly similar aside from Evil Santa being very malt forward and it especially comes through in the smell. What’s more of a chocolatey flavor smells a little like the wet malt smell when you stand outside a brewery. It’s unique in its own way, setting itself apart from Hardywoods BB GBS. It is smooth and delicious, notes of ginger and wheat and well crafted just not quite as balanced as the Bourbon barrel GBS.
Dec 02, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by BrookW from Virginia

Jan 22, 2019
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Reviewed by ronniechilly from District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Friend brought a bottle up over the holidays. Finally cracked it open. Really great "winter warmer" (not the style, but my description) - the spices and the barrel-aging really work well together! I wouldn't be able to drink more than 500 ml at a time (and I probably shouldn't) but it was really great way to warm up for a long winter's nap.
Jan 16, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by brocktune from Virginia

Dec 27, 2018
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Reviewed by Zraly from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a muddled almost black color with a mocha head. Very spicy nose. Chocolate malt and heady nutmeg and cinnamon round out the palate. Boozy punch in the finish but it's subtle enough to not overwhelm. A decent winter brew that packs a bit of heat. Definitely try if you are a fan of spices in your beer as the bourbon treatment highlights the spices.
Dec 22, 2018
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing, though.

S: A solid aroma of bourbon, malt, cream, spices, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of a bit of cream (fleetingly), a good shot of chocolate (mostly in the finish), some malt (not overly prevalent), a decent amount of bourbon (and its barrel), and a good amount of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg). This flavor has a surprising subtlety that works well. It's not overspiced or too boozy. It's quite focused and definitely tasty.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a rock solid stout. Drinkable.
Dec 15, 2018
Double Evil Santa (2018-2019) from The Virginia Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7 ratings