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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2010 (Barrel Aged Rum Edition)

 (RETIRED)
overall
62
21
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: American Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Black with a creamy tan head. Wow. Big rum soaked raisin, chocolate, and fig aroma. Tastes of raisin, plum, and chocolate up front followed by rum and cola and finishing with dry oaky fig flavors. Nice thick semi creamy and semi oily palate. Very good overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3133) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle at Big Beers and Barley Wines. My notes are just littered with the annotations: BARREL and rum, rum, rum....not my top beer of the tasting by any means.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ontbeertaster (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
First disappointing mikkeller beer I have had, it pours a dark browny, aroma is boozy and woody, the flavour is very harsh and not terribly smooth or drinkable, the finish was very boozy, almost barley wine like

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
jesperhammer (2859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
01-SEP-2012, bottle @home, from Ølbutikken. Dark dark brown with tan head. Acetone aroma... Weird. Spice - anise. Malt and berry. Raisin, rosmary. High carbonation., tart. Strange. Nah! wrong.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a brown color with ruby highlights and a medium sized tan head. The aroma is a bit strange; there are some really nice things like rum, caramel, some spices, but it also has a big acetone component that is not pleasant. The flavor is more in line with what I would expect; caramel, rum, wood, dark fruits, chocolate, spices, overall not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
(375ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of rum, wood, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of wood, rum, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, and spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a deep reddish-brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of rum and chocolate in it, as well as some alcohol and dark fruit and cherry notes. The flavor is similar, with the rum notes really standing out. There is also some cherry and prune notes in the flavor, as well as some nice barrel-aging notes such as maple, oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark ruby red in color with creamy rum and caramel aroma, flavor is sour malty raisins and wine

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2012 (375ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) dark brown/ruby, ring of tan bubbles. Nose of rum, rubbing alcohol, winter spices, caramel, rich beer. Taste of huge spices, clove, berry, pine tree, cinnamon, and herbal. Weird beer, not loving it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superspak (2537) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy almost pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some nice spotty soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of big apple, molasses, pepper, clove, oak, raisin, tobacco, cinnamon, rum, and booziness. Ok aromas here, a bit too boozy with some odd esters; but seems pretty balanced. Taste of apple, raisin, prune, caramel, molasses, oak, cinnamon, pepper, tobacco, earth, chocolate, rum, and slight booze. Lingering notes of apple, dark fruit, molasses, cinnamon, chocolate, earth, and rum notes on the finish for a bit. Some good complexity; with but the flavor notes as a whole are pretty odd. No cloying sweetness at all; fairly dry on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. It feels pretty thin for being almost 11%. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a decent Belgian barrel aged Christmas ale. The flavors were a bit odd overall, but it was still pretty enjoyable and not very offensive.


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