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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2010 (Barrel Aged Rum Edition)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dmac (4274) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle from Cranbury BuyRite. Poured a nice looking pitch black center with super dark brown edges and a larger foamy beige head. Aroma is basically nail polish remover with a dash of sour chocolate. Flavor is abou the same as the aroma loads of acetone, followed by very sour cherry more acetone and then finally a hint of chocolate and grains. This is dreadful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Massive Mikkeller pt.2 This one had a big old nose full of rum and spice. Dark brown color with a slight foamy head. Easy to drink? Slightly but I always enjoy a good sipper. Solid in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle thanks to Neugs. Pour a hazy earthy brown with a grayish brown head that is large but dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark fruits that are slightly tart backed by sweet grain and a hint of spice. Flavor has an interesting combination of tart dark fruit (port like), rum and spice that doesn’t really work with the malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13707) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Clear maroon, small beige head. Aroma of red wine, vanilla. Taste is sweet and sour port. Barrel is subtle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4079) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2011
375ml bottle

Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Aroma has notes of alcohol, peach, malts and fruits. Taste is slightly strange with notes of malts, glue and exotic fruits. Alcohol and rum notes burn through too much. Finish is quite sticky and alcoholic. Quite unbalanced and not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2011
375 ml bottle.
Pours a brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, alcohol and metals. Flavour of toasted malts, strong alcohol, wood, metals and sweet berries. Medium bodied, strong carbonation and a long, alcohol, malty finish. Clearly the worst Santas Little Helper. Really unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Pours dark thicky muddy amber with a tan head. The aroma is lightly soured fruity, maybe from the rum barrels. The flavor is also lightly soured, almost cherry like a Flemish sour brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (719) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle at Damico’s tasting. Pours a dark brown to black, nose of melon rind , smoke, and malt, First sip is molasses, a bit thin but some sour notes. Finish is mild with brown malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
From Salling, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 091211. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of sherry and malt. Flavor with caramel, rasins and alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a big tan head. Raisin and toffee aroma with malt and light yeast. Rum and malt flavor with dried fruits and light spice.. Medium bodied. Rum and raisin lingers with light spice, light toffee, and light yeast.

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