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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2011 (Barrel Aged Speyside Edition)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Belgian ale brewed with spices and aged in speyside barrels

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy dark red/brown - offwhite head. Raisins, yeasty, phenolic, belgian yeasty, soapy, pear notes - overripe fruits, roasted, smokey, wooden tartness, berries, licorice, thin body and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1684) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Richthevillan at tasting. Very dark brown beer with residual head. Aroma of whisky, leather and soy sauce. Taste whisky, some wood, soy sauce and leather with spices. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2419) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a thin tan head, soy sauce aroma, taste is really boozy, rich dark fruits, leather, meaty, a hint of spice big ABV present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4938) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pentaz (1214) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (42) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3445) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (1730) - 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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianWillum (189) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10201) - 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.

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