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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2010 (Barrel Aged Rum Edition)

 (RETIRED)
overall
59
20
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9064) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Black with brown head. Nose and taste of muted Christmas spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cardamom, rum barrel and lots of alcohol. Medium body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Dark, murky amber in color with an off white head. Smells of hairspray, acetone, booze, rum, and more booze. Maybe a little bit of dark fruit. Harsh booze, maybe some chocolate, wood, and rum. Some spices, a bit of gingerbread, maybe some hairspray, too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
Dark brown black color with huge great head. Lovely aroma but a disappointing flavor and especially a weak palate. Lots of sourness and raisins.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle from Voldby. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, fruits, rhum, caramel, alcohol and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10974) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Rum very present.. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong rum-notes.Average bitter flavor. Rum too dominating. Long moderate bitter finsih. Oily palate. Surprisingly thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011

Bottle 375ml.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, berry, tart, acetone, cask wood, moderate alcohol - rum, aceton - vinegar. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, berry tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic - aceton. [20111123]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2011
375ml Bottle, 2010 vintage in rum barrels. Pours black with a tan head. Smells of dark red cherries, vanilla, Christmas spices and rum. Tastes heavily of rum with semi-tart cherries and spice with warming alcohol. Full bodied. Carbonation is medium. A very tasty Christmas treat!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11221) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt,spice and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet alcohol finish of moderate duration. This is a complex unbalanced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty sweetish spicy rum aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty barrel flavor with hints of rum. Has a fruity sweetish malty spicy rum finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
Courtesy of Jens, thanks a lot!
The color is dark brown, almost black, with a nice creamy head, beige, reducing to a collar. Some smell of paint thinner, that covers the roasted malt, and is persistent. Good body strength; flavor of roasted malt, some dark chocolate, some spices, and strong, burning alcohol; also some chemicals, paint thinner, very light acetone.
Boozy and chemically challenging.


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