bnoel09 (378) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Dark cola brown with a thick, dense head of tiny brown bubbles. Aroma is malty and roasty with some chocolate and dark fruit notes as well as some Belgian candi sugar. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a lot of roastiness as well as some dark fruit and some of the Belgian yeast influence, and some piney hops towards the finish. Body is surprisingly light for the bold flavors and alcohol content. Has a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a long roasty/piney finish. This is dangerously drinkable for 11%. Overall this is an awesome beer with an incredible amount of flavor and alcohol that is still fairly light bodied and easy to drink.
Tmoney99 (8778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark reddish brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy complex dark sweet and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a solid beer
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, orange, coriander, light chocolate, alcohol and a light apple note. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruit and chocolate.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@ Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg.Pours drak brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, some grassy notes,slight phenolic and spicy notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, spices, alcohol, slight pear and coffee.Medium body, average carbonation.
SPDickerman (698) - Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours very dark brown with a small brown head (looks like a stout). Smells like chocolate oranges with subtle hints of pine and spruce. Taste is coriander spiciness, chocolate, hints of orange, and subtle hints of booze. Full-bodied with a slick texture and active mouth-carbonation, Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper 2012 finishes with subtle hints of spice and sweetness.
bergstaden (699) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with dark brown head - malts and some spices in the aroma - there is some malt sweetness, but there is olso some coffee and roasted malt with some spice in there as well - Good malty and spicy ending with some alcohol heat in the back - this was very good
Elwood (2491) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours murky dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The nose is a little chocolaty with slight paper notes. The flavor is a little sweet with some milk chocolate, cocoa powder, plastic, light alcohol, and a touch of fruitiness. Full bodied and slightly creamy on the tongue with an almost chalky finish. Decent.
GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner. Dark brown, creamy head, good lacing. Aroma is malty and chocolate. Flavor has lots of malt, roast and caramel; sweet up front with a bitter finish. Some yeast spice, dark fruit, nuts. Smooth and delicious.
7stern (161) - Bromma, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, lasting foam. Burnt sugar and chocolate dominates aroma. Also some vanilla in the taste.
tgncc (2287) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is awesome, fruit, caramel, toffee. The appearance is like an inpy stout, bjet black, tan head. The flavor is fruit, candi sugar, brown sugar, bready. The finish is sweet, fruity, pine needles. Medium/thik to thick in body. Awesome.
graham_murphy (44) - - FEB 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely perfect for a christmas dinner. Sweet, warm autumnal flavours and very strong. Why drink wine when you can drink this?