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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2011 (Barrel Aged Speyside Edition)

 (RETIRED)
overall
75
48
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian ale brewed with spices and aged in speyside barrels


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2014
0.375 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Black color. Boozy whiskyeish aroma with tar, oak licorice and plums. Sweet oaky, tarry and roasty flavor with vanilla and plums. Slow sipper, oak overload.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pentaz (881) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with virtually no head. Aroma is is dominated by whisky and very overripe fruit, lots of glue, wood, dark fruit, phenols, chocolate and pear. Taste is moderate sweet, bitter and light acidic. Body is light+, texture is thin and oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes quite warming with a sour woody note and harsh whisky. This version shouldn’t have been released.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy and yeasty aroma. Weird whisky notes. Moderate bitter ugly whisky flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Dont do this to beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (34) - Minsk, BELARUS - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle 0.375 l. Very alcohol aroma: whisky, whisky and whisky, later - red Crimean port, smoked prune, spices and malts. Powerfull taste, low carbonation, sweet red porto, dried prunes, raisins, smoke, woody, licorice, deliberately unbalanced and shocking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
Dark brown of color with no head. An aroma port, prunes, oxidation, weak chocolate and sweet. A flavor of port, honey, prunes, oxidation and sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle. Tasted alongside the white wine edition. Pours black with a thin tan head. A forceful alcohol burn on the nose backlit by some roasted malt character. Caramel and prune juice from the base beer (which is excellent) muddied by the barrel ageing. Better than the White wine version but not by much...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianWillum (177) - København S., DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Great aroma of corky wood, red wine and whisky. Tastes equally clearly of whisky with a good sweet and bitter balance. Aftertaste with a great balance, but maybe a bit too alcoholic. Beer is black with a little head, which disappears quite fast.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, whiskey, coffee. Flavour is alcohol, whiskey, coffee, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Too boozy smell, else a nice beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DruncanVeasey (6935) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
375ml bottle. Black ringed with a yellow tan halo. Harshly spiritous aroma with hints of Christmas pud, whisky-dipped malt loaf..er, massive throat-burning whiskey of the blended, inexpensive kind. Flavour totally engulfed by crap whiskey. Hints of blackcurrant and liquorice if you really go digging. Yuk. A great beer ruined. At a tenner a bottle will drink the lot on principle but I’m afraid this is totally one-dimensional, moving towards the plughole and seriously not for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
Black brown colour, no head. Aroma of roasted malts, whisky, chocolate and molasses. Roasted malts flavour, whisky, caramel, alcohol. Light sour touch. Full body, quite a bit of CO2, finish chocolate and whisky.
OK beer, but expected more.
(from 37.5cL bottle @ 18th Kerstbierfestival, Essen)


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