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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2009 (Barrel Aged Red Wine Edition)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Danish: En mørk stærk belgisk ale brygget på: vand, malt (pale, biscuit, special-B og pale chocolate), flækket hvede, mørk candi sirup, mørk kandis, humle (northern brewer, hallertauer, styrian goldings og simcoe), krydderier (sød appelsinskal, bitter appelsinskal, korianderfrø, kanel, kakao og stjerneanis) og belgisk alegær… og lagret på fad.

English: Aged 4 months on Red Wine Barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, spicy, vinous nose with notes of caramel, dried fruit, cinnamon, anise, orange peel, red wine, oak wood and some cellar aromas. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, dried fruit, red wine, brown sugar, spices (cinnamon, anise), dark bread, orange peel and a slightly vinous finish with a balanced spicy bitterness and a slight alcohol glow. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Warming and spicy, with a certain wood character. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, 04/04/15. Mahogany brown with a decent light tan covering that retains well. Nose is rich dark fruit rinds, spice, plummy notes, fruit cake mix, subtle BA notes. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light booze streak. Decent BA Belgo offering has held up well age wise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Clear amber beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty yeasty aroma, vinous, caramel, toffee, alcohol, raisins, figs, some biscuits. Malty yeasty flavor, vinous, toffee, caramel, raisins, warming alcohol, licorice notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1041) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle shared with BBTCG. Pours a light brownish producing a small, shortlived head. Lovely aroma of wood, red wine, sweet malts, candy and dried fruits. Taste is sweet and sort of boozy. Hints of port, wood and dried fruit. Also slighlty oxidized this one. Close to full bodied, softly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4888) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep ruby-hued brown body, small off-white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, red wine, wood, cookie dough, cinnamon and hints of alcohol, butterscotch and grains. Taste is grains, caramel, red berries, figs, dates, cinnamon, orange peel, wood, red wine and hints of vanilla, toffee and brown sugar. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Sweet, and a bit oxidized and peculiar...but drinkable and pleasant for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Muddied rusty brown, no head. Rich barrel tang and soft fruity spiciness. Initial taste is skinny berry and soft spice. Kinda loose, soapy sweetness as it contrasts from the winey tang towards the finish. Simple clean fruit cake, wee bit fuzzy and sweet spice.

Bottle, 10pm Curfew Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, sherry and chocolate, berries. Taste is a little medicinal, blueberry, sherry. Sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy red brown with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, spice, light vinous notes. Taste is sweet, some chocolate. Finishes spicy and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours reddish brown, nose is wine, berries, toffee, light spice, taste is sweet, vanilla, fruity, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1718) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2014
Botella de 37.5 cl en llamas, en el momento en 02-05-2014. De 2d2spuma. Color negro con espuma beige oscura. Aromas maltosos con grandes dosis de maderas quemadas con toques de licores y vinos añejos con uvas pasas. Cuerpo ligero a medio con 11 vol que se notan en todo momento. Bastante carbónico, generando espuma y buen y ligero paso por boca en general. Sabores tostados maltosos con toques de maderas muy empapadas en licor y vinos con grandes notas de uvas pasas, acabando con un ligero amargo final. Aparecen también al coger temperatura notas de chocolate, cacao y ligeras especias. Bastante buena, gran sensación de licor o vino añejo, para repetir, si se puede, una vez mas.

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