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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2010 (Barrel Aged Rum Edition)

 (RETIRED)
overall
63
23
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11016) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3724) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6206) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2557) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (686) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5346) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6851) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , 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 (10785) - 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 (1318) - 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.


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